Did technology made our life easier? (Persuasive writing)

Did technology made our life easier? (Persuasive writing)

I think the technology like iPhone and Mac made our life easier and better for human to live.

 

Firstly, technology can be used on communicating with other people. People can use Email or phone calls to communicate. These Email and phone calls takes seconds to communicate with other people. It can also be environmentally friendly because you don’t have to buy paper every time. You can also send photos without printing them out.

 

Secondly, you can use computer or technology to make things. For example, you can make a poster, blueprint, drawing, etc. These things may be faster made because you can type the words. It is easier to make because you don’t have to draw every picture or write every word in the poster or whatever you’re trying to make. If you erase and erase again and again, the mark might stay forever and it might not be neat.

 

Lastly, you can do research on technology. It has to be faster than books or other ways to research because for books, you have to look for the right book to research or the appropriate book to research on. Technology is very convenient than other ways to research because there is tons of websites that tells one topic. There are so many that you can get more info in a limited time.

 

Overall, I think people should use technology in their daily life to help them make their life a easier place

 

 

Hajime:)

过去改变现在

过去改变现在

中心思想 Central Idea:

过去改变现在

The past shapes the future

探究问题 Lines of Inquiry:

 

1.以前的生活怎么样?

  1. 以前的车又环保又不方便。
  2. 以前的人用不一样的文字和钱。
  3. 以前的衣服又重又不舒服。
  4. 以前的小孩子在家里学习。
  1. 现在的生活怎么样?
  1. 现在的人们用一样的文字和钱。
  2. 现在的小孩子去学校学习不同的学科。
  3. 现在的交通工具比以前快很多。

 

学习者档案 Learner Profile:

宽容 Tolerance

投入 Commitment

 

知识渊博的人 Knowledgeable

Tutors, Teacher, Online Research.

 

行动 Action:

学了这个单元以后, 我会…   After learning this unit, I will…

 

我会告诉妈妈爸爸以前的中国。秦始皇的样子和中国以前的生活。

 

谢谢

松本朔

我 All About me

我 All About me

我是日本人。

 

我喜欢打乒乓球。

 

我喜欢游泳。

 

我九岁。

 

我喜欢吃中国菜。

 

中心

探究问题

 

我用手一边写一边做练习。

 

我用电脑的Quizlet学习中文。

 

我也听老师和朋友说中文。

 

我可以用A本和 study guide 学中文学得更好。

 

态度

 

反思

 

我练习写新的中文字,在家里学新的中文字。

 

投入

 

我每天做完作业。

 

行动

 

学了这个单元以后, 我的行动是。。。。。。。。。。。。

 

我会用新的中文字,也想去中国用学的中文和中国人说话。

 

谢谢

松本朔

What we did this week (Wed 18th-Fri 21th)

What we did this week (Wed 18th-Fri 21th)

This week in Visual art, we learnt about a famous painter named Matisse. He started painting when he was very young, but when he got older, he got cancer, meaning he couldn’t paint anymore, but he started making cutouts of pictures. He cut paper and he taped it on his canvas and also on walls of his house. We did this activity because to learn about famous painters and how the painters drew and the type of art he drew. I chose to write about this topic because it was very educational to me and it is fun to learn about other painters. First we watched a video on Youtube about his paintings and his cutouts and then we tried to use his idea and make cutouts of beautiful places or some students made random cutouts. It was very fun to make the cutouts and I felt very creative and enthusiastic about this learning of Matisse.

Treasure Island Reflection

Treasure Island Reflection

From Wed, March 29 to Fri, March 31 all the grade 4 went camping at Treasure Island. We were separated into groups of 12 or 13 and we did activities that we cannot do at Hong Kong Island. We went to the beach, learnt about the ecosystems that is connected to our PYP, Sharing the planet.

 

What I really enjoyed about camp is that we could do activities that we normally don’t do, like going to a Wetland and study about the plants that live there and what can happen when the weather changes. I think the activity that I enjoyed the most is raft building Sandy shores because I liked it when we got to go to the ocean and played with the water.

 

An activity that I experienced for the first time was the Raft Building (picture on top) because we got to make our own raft and tried to use it in the ocean. Our raft did float and move, but it was very unstable. From what we built, we also learnt some ways to tie ropes. The materials we used is 4 to 5 ropes, 3 bamboo sticks and 3 tires.

 

I will remember when we had cold showers because it was very cold. I would also remember when we had Breakfast, Lunch and dinner at Mav’s because I liked the food there. There was pasta, cereal and other yummy food.

 

What I found challenging is when we had to sleep because I never slept in a sleeping bag. Sleeping bags are not very comfortable but can be very warm. It was warmer than the normal bed that I sleep in at home. When I came back from camp, it felt very comfortable when I got to sleep in a normal bed.

 

I learnt about the ecosystems and how to save the environment and nature. It was very fun because we got to do things that we don’t normally do in our daily lives. I learnt how to surf and learnt and played games that I don’t play or I didn’t know about.
Hajime:)

Food Chain Mind-Map

Food Chain Mind-Map

This picture on the top is a mind map that I made in BrainPop and this mind map is about the food chains and also about the food web

Food chain is connected to the ecosystem because the food chain shows all the living things that eat each other. The Nourishment joins up to make the food chain and some of the animals depend on each other to survive. A example of a food chain may be like a plant plankton are eaten by the fish and and the fish is eaten by the bears near the river. If the shrimps goes out, the fish would go hungry and will eventually die, and if the population of the fish goes below way below the normal population, the bears would also get hungry. This can happen in the opposite way. If the bears go away, the the population of the fish would go higher than usual and the plankton will be eaten quicker.

There is another named the food web. The food web often combine to make food web many interconnected and overlapping chains. In a food web, there are three types of organisms. The Producers are plants and are all on the bottom of the food chain. They use photosynthesis to make their own food. Photosynthesis is the energy for the sun. There are three types of consumers in the world. The first one is Primary Consumers. Primary Consumers are sometimes named herbivores and they eat the producers like plants meaning the grass, flower, etc. There is also a secondary consumers and they are sometimes named Carnivores or Meat Eaters. They eat the primary consumers like deers, sheeps, cows, etc. Omnivores are animals that eat the Primary Consumers and the Secondary Consumers. Humans are also a Omnivores. Parasites are small insects that live on other animals and using the victim’s energy. For the decomposers are bacteria and fungi. It causes the mold but even better, it can break dead animals into reusable elements. It can also recycle the nutrients back to the food web.

Hajime:)

What we learnt this week(Mar 20/Mar 24)

What we learnt this week(Mar 20/Mar 24)

This week, the thing that I learnt the most is in Visual arts. We learnt about a famous painter, Vincent van Gogh. We learnt what paintings he drew and what was his life. I chose to write about this because I think it was very educational and very fun to learn about his life and his paintings. We watched a video about him and we also read a book about a story based on him. I learnt about his life and his life was very poor. He drew paintings that was very weird like the Starry Night. When he was alive, everybody was into realistic painting and sketches. But because he drew paintings that were different, people in those times didn’t like what he drew. He couldn’t sell most of his paintings, so I learnt that he had a very hard life.

 

Hajime:)

Tundra Mind-Map

Tundra Mind-Map

This picture on the top is a mind-map of the tundra. I used BrainPop to make the mind-map and also used it to research what is tundra. I have one example, and many facts about the different types of tundra. There are three types of tundra on Earth. The Arctic tundra, Antarctic tundra and the Alpine tundra.

First, the Arctic tundra is a cold desert formed 10,000 years ago when it was the ice age. Glaciers covered most of the North America, and when the Earth got hotter by the sun, glaciers  backed away leaving the flattened tundra. It is on the top of North pole where there is Greenland, Alaska, Canada, Europe and Russia. There is no trees so it is a flat land. Tundra in Russian means treeless plain. This depends on where you are in the Arctic tundra,

Temperatures vary, but it is usually cold all the time. At winter, the average temperature is below zero and, it can go to minus 90s. In the summer, you will mostly not find the temperature above 50 degrees. When the temperature goes up, the snow melts and turns into water pools and the ground gets very spongy. With the water, these plants like bushes, grass and flowers grow. Under the spongy ground, it is permafrost that is cold and frozen all year around. But in these weathers, many kind of animal still make home.

The Antarctic tundra is the same thing as the Arctic tundra but instead of flowers and bushes, they grow Lichens, mosses and and algae.

The Alpine tundra is everywhere around, not like the Arctic and Antarctic tundra. You can find it on top of mountains above the tree line. In the Alpine tundra, the weather is very harsh, it has heavy snowfall and high, strong winds. But still in these conditions and the weather, animals and plants still survive.

The tundra is also connected the environment. Tracks made by transportation like cars, trucks and buses can be there for 30 years or more. These means every tundra is very fragile.

Hajime:)

Land Biome Mind-Map

Land Biome Mind-Map

The picture on the top is a Mind-Map is about Biome. Red boxes is for Important and main idea. The blue box is the examples and other things are facts about it.

 

Biome is and interdependent system of plants, animal and land. It is also a large region with similar ecosystems. Temperature, rainfall and altitude all decide what type of plant and animal life a biome can support. A place called Utah consists mainly of the desert biome. These plants, animal and land each evolved to become specially adapted to their environment. If you move an animal or a plant out of it’s biome, it might not survive. There are countless species of plants and animal living on Earth.

 

All of these species live in different biomes. Subartic Taiga has cool summers and cold winters. Evergreen trees grow and the soil is rocky. At Tundra, it is very cold at all time. Soil is frozen all year round, so not much can grow besides lichen and moss. Temperate Forests are found in areas in mid-latitude. It has a moderate rain and the four season. Oak and maple trees grow here, and the soil is very fertile. Deserts get less than 10 centimeter of rain each year. It is very hot all day and cold at night. Grassland or savannas are found in areas like Central Africa. It has a hot rainy season and a cold dry season. Rainforests are in areas along the equator. Over 150 centimeters of rainfall each year. It is humid and hot like Hong Kong.

 

Different biomes been around thousands of years but change time to time. For example, Icy glaciers once covered most of North America. Before, It was covered by a shallow sea. It takes millions of years and the plant and animal have time to adapt they need to adapt. But because of the human activity, it has changed everything. Humans can change a biome overnight by cutting down trees, throwing up buildings and polluting the water. Without the proper habitat to support, plants and animals can become extinct. If people knew how fast forests can become deserts, they might think twice before messing with our more fragile environment.

 

Hajime:)