Antartic and Apline Tundra

Antartic and Apline Tundra

Last week we had to choose any type of topic in the category “Ecosystem”, so I chose to do Tundra. There are three Types of Tundras, Arctic Tundra, Alpine Tundra and Antarctic Tundra. In this blog post I will be talking about Antarctic tundra and alpine tundra because if you have read my last post then you have have known that I had already made a post about Arctic Tundra. I only got a bit of information because they didn’t really say as much as Arctic tundra.

 

You would think that antarctica is completely cover with ice and snow, but the tundra areas have soil that can support life. Lichens, mosses and algae do just fine. Thanks to the Antarctic tundra.

 

You can find alpine tundra all over the world on mountaintops, above the tree line. Conditions there are rough, with heavy snowfall and high winds. Still, animals and plants manage to survive there, taking advantage of the two months out of the year when there is no frost.

 

The environment in all types of tundra is extremely fragile. Tracks left by cars and trucks can remain for 30 years or more. If you even find yourself in the tundra, it is best to step lightly.

 

This was all the information I got from Antarctic and alpine tundra. I hope you learned something and enjoyed this post.

 

Arctic tundra

Arctic tundra

Last week we had to choose any type of topic in the category “Ecosystem”, so I chose to do Tundra. There are three Types of Tundras, Arctic Tundra, Alpine Tundra and Antarctic Tundra. In this blog post I did Arctic tundra because it had the most information.

Arctic tundra is found on the edge of the North pole, in parts of Greenland, Alaska, Canada, Europe, and Russia. The land is mainly flat, with no trees, the word “tundra comes from a Russian term for “Treeless plain.”

The arctic Tundra formed more than 10,000 years ago, during the last ice age. At the time, huge mountains of ice called glaciers covered much of the northern latitudes. When the world warmed up, the glaciers retreated, leaving behind the flattened tundra. These days, Arctic tundra is covered in ice and snow for seven to eight month of the year. Depending on where they are in the world, the temperature in the tundra vary, but it’s always pretty cold. In the winters, average temperatures are way below 0, sometimes going into minus 90s. Even during the summer, you will rarely find temperatures about 50 degrees. Below the tundra’s surface is a layer of soil called permafrost that stay frozen all year- round. In the summer, when the surface ice and snow defrost, the resulting water tends to pool. This creates Temporary ponds and wetlands, where bushes, grasses and flowers can grow. Moss and lichen also grown, creating a delicate, spongy ground. The animals found in the tundra depend on these plants for food. All kinds of animals make their home there, including caribou lemmings, polar bears, rabbits and wolves. You can also find birds like geese and snowy owls there during the summer, before they fly south for the winter. Even specially adapted black flies and mosquitoes make their contribution to this ecosystem

This is all the information I got from this Arctic tundra, but the next blog is going to be a continuum of tundra but talking about Antarctic tundra and Alpine tundra. I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post.

Land Biomes

Land Biomes

On March 16th, we had to make a Mind Map on Brainpop about Land biomes. A biome is an interdependent system of plants, animals and land. Some factors like temperature, rainfall and altitude all decide what type of plant and animals life a biome can support. There are countless species of plants and animals living on earth, and they’ve each evolved to become specially adapted to their environments. If you move an animal out of it’s biome, it might not survive. It’s the same with plants.

 

Some types of Biomes

 

Some types of Biomes like Tropical rainforest are found in areas along the equator. With over 150 centimeters of rainfall each year, they’re humid and hot.

 

The vines and trees form a lush jungle, where all sorts of undiscovered species live. Grasslands, or savannas, are found in areas like Central Africa. This biome has a hot rainy season and a cold dry season; with not many threes and lots of grassland.

 

Temperate forest are found in areas of mid – latitude. They have moderate rain, and four seasons.oak and maple trees grow there, and the soil is very fertile.

 

Subartic taiga has a cool summers and cold winters. Evergreen trees grow there, and the soil is every rocky.

 

It’s really cold all the time in tundra. The soil is frozen all year around so not much can grow besides lichen and moss.

 

Next time I make a blog post, I hope I can talk about more things.

Ecosystems

Ecosystems

On March 9th, we had to make a Mind Map on BrainPop about Ecosystems. There are different ecosystems like oceans, lakes, rivers and deserts.

 

An ecosystem like a desert is made up of living and non-living things. In an ecosystem, communities can be divided in different populations. Populations are made up of just one type of organism. Every organism has its own home that is called a habitat. Most of the times, ecosystems are categorised by how much rain and sunlight it gets, and also the quality of the soil.

 

One habitat that I know is a desert. Desert’s don’t get much rain so there is very little water. Desert soil is fragile and not good at growing things, even with the dry conditions.The desert ecosystem has its own plants and animals that got used to their habitat. Cacti can store water; kangaroo rats sleep underground where it’s cool.

 

I hope I can do more mind maps to organize my work and learn more about different things.

Sports Day

Sports Day

On Feb.28th, all of Grade 3 and 4 had something called Sports day. It’s where students would go to different activities that include cooperation and independence. We had to go with our house to go to different activities. There were 9 activites, Doctor Dodgeball, Capture the flag, Parachute, Long Jump, 60 meter dash, water scooping, Ball throwing, Walkers and the hula hoop. I’m going to explain a few, Doctor Dodgeball is like dodgeball but there are two doctors that save the people who got hit. Capture the flag is where there are two sides and you are in groups there are some small beanbags on your side and you need to try to get the other teams beanbags to your side without getting taged by the other team.
At the end of every Sports day we would do Tug-O-War, tug-o-war is going into your house and go against to pull a rope. If you pull the rope to your side you win and you go against another house.

Grade 10 Personal Project Exhibition

Last Friday, The class went to the library to see a ou Grade 10 students Personal Projects.It’s when grade 10 students try their hardest to create something that hasn’t been created before. They worked really hard on it and I think that lots of their work are really good and I would of never think of doing. We couldn’t go to the library at lunch or at recess because the grade 10 students were working on their projects. I didn’t pay attention that much because there were so many projects so I just found the one I liked. I really liked the project that included the bicycle because faster you pedal the pedal the more energy you collect to activate something,  I also really like it because it’s creative and it can make energy while exercising your legs. I hope next time there is a Grade 10 exhibition I would pay a little more attention so i can talk about it more.

Commercial Project

Commercial Project

Two week ago the grade started to do something called the commercial project. We had to go into groups in our classes and make an advertisement using persuasive techniques like Bandwagon, Testimonial,Plain Folks,Emotional Appeal and snob appeal. Bandwagon mean when you are trying to convince someone that everyone has it. Testimonial means when you are using someone famous,Plain Folks means when you are using everyday people. Emotional Appeal which mean when you make someone feel strongly in a certain way to convince you to buy their product. Lastly, Snob appeal mean when you convince someone that only the best people use it.

 

So I got into a group with Alyssa, Joe and Tammi. Our product was called Organic edible tea. We had made a package in Visual Arts (Art class) for our tea. Inside a package there would be 6 edible tea bags , in a separate package there would be 4 edible spoons and in another separate package there would be 4 edible forks.

 

We wanted to do this product because we thought that doing a tea set would be interesting and fun. In the beginning I though making a advertisement would be really easy but when we were doing the filming I realized that it was hard to make an ad.

Design Project

Design Project

This week the whole grade started to do something called the design Project. It’s when you need to make a blueprint on your math notebook of any type of building you want to make. Then we write all the details like what the window, door and wall looks like. After that we measure how long the outside and the inside of the building. There is only maximum of space we can use, the maximum of space is 50 by 50 length and width. After all of that we move on to a bigger piece of paper. Then we get to build on Minecraft!
I think we did this Design Project so we can learn how to make and use a blueprint. I chose to do this blog post because I found out making a blueprint was fun and I wanted to write about it. I learnt how to make a blueprint and that we need to put a lot of details on it. I am still making my Minecraft house and I hope I can go on to Minecraft.

Comparing Advertisments

Comparing Advertisments

On Feb.8th, the class had to go into groups of 4 to compare advertisements, each group had 2 different advertisements but from the same company. The people in my group were Declan, Eden and Harry. My group had the 2 lego ads. One of the techniques that the first ad did were the text, because some of the texts were misspelled like cangaroo and sky scrapper. Another technique was the question, the question is” what will you children see. I think the put that question in that ad because the words are misspelled and the are asking us what would the kids see in the misspelled words, like would they correct them or just think the spelling is right.

Some of the techniques the second ad used was that it was colorful and a creative design because there is a hidden dragon breathing fire, and it really stands out. They also put one of their slogans, the slogan was “Unleash your lego.” I think that they put that slogan on this advertisement because they want you to use your creativity like they did and make something out of their lego.

Our group thinks that the 2nd ad is more persuasive because it’s more creative and it stands out more because its really colorful and there is a dragon. I hope I can do these types of things with groups again soon.

Angles and 2D/3D Shapes

Angles and 2D/3D Shapes

 

 On February 7th, Mr. Grant started talking about angles and 2D/3D shapes. First he asked us to draw the shapes that he drew on the board in our literacy notebook and he drew a square, an octagon, a hexagon, a pentagon and a trapezoid.Then he talked about 3D shapes, so he got some 3D shapes and asked us to name the shape. After that he taught about angles. After he taught told us three different types of angles, right angle, acute and obtuse. A right angle is 90˚  ,  an acute is less than 90˚   and  an obtuse is greater than 90˚   but less than 180˚  . Then he told us two more angles, A straight angle and a reflex angle. A straight angle is 180˚   and a reflex angle is 270˚  , It’s more than 180˚   and less than 360˚  .
I chose this topic because i’m really interested in shapes and angles and I want to learn more about them.  We did it because maybe it would be easier when we do physics and mathematics. I learned about different types of angles and I remember the ones Mr.Grant told me. I am really excited to learn more angles.