My favourite part of this week

This week was a very long week. The part that I really liked when we were getting ready for our presentation. Me and my friend got ready for our presentation. We are presenting about our UOI. In our UOI, we chose to learn and research about child trafficking. We have found a lot of information about child trafficking. We are using Google Slides to make presentation. Our presentation contained a lot of information and told about what was happening to these people who were getting trafficked. Our goal is to raise more awareness into child trafficking. Child trafficking is really major in India, so I would really want people to tell the government in India to try to take action into child trafficking. I think we are going to be great when we present our presentation. I am looking forward to it.

Hajime:)

Me and other peoples bed

Today (September 22th), we looked at my bed and other peoples bed around the world. We saw pictures of many peoples bed. Some people looked like they lived happily, but some pictures were just sometimes coaches and some other ones were just on the ground or on the streets. I learnt about this person who took a trip around the world to just take pictures of other children’s beds around the world. I really thought why other leaders around the world not listening or paying attention to these children’s who just live outside or might have a bed which might be broken. I think this should be solved especially for children. I think that children deserves to have a better life in the future. Overall, I think someone has to take action to make sure these children have a safe and a comfortable places to sleep.

 

Hajime:)

17/9/17 to 22/9/17

This week, we did a lot of things. For example, we learnt about Multiplying and Dividing Decimal Numbers and we also learnt about Circumstances and Less Privileged People. I think the very important thing that we did is the poster that I worked on. I made a poster about Myself and Less Privileged People. I used Compare and Contrast to describe the similarities and difference about myself and Less Privileged People. For the similarities, I wrote that…

 

  • We all have a house
  • Some people are free
  • Some people and places have a kind of transportation
  • Some communities have events
  • There are teachers
  • We all are able to afford some food

 

For the differences…..

  • What their houses are made out of
  • The clothes they wear
  • They don’t have common things that we have(pen, paper)
  • There are no classroom(no enough money)

 

A way people including myself to help the less privileged people is by…

  • Give money to charities
  • Volunteering to help people in need
  • Work for a charity company

 

After that I finished that, I drew pictures and put a picture that I found on the internet

Hajime:)

Learning of this week (May 7, May 12)

Learning of this week (May 7, May 12)

This week, we went to a event named See, Think, Wonder. There were stations at the event. One of them was the green screen photograph. I took photos that cannot be done in real life. The picture on top is the photograph that I took. There were also other stations like 3doodler, a place to use instruments and other station. We went there to see the stations because our art teacher was very busy and we couldn’t have class, so the teacher told us that we can go to the event. I chose to write about this because I really liked what was in the event. It was interesting to see things that we can’t do in our daily lives. I didn’t really learn anything but the part that I really liked was when we got to do things.

 

The other thing that I really liked was the presentation of natural disasters in HK. The person who presented this is Mr. Still. Mr Still was a policeman at Tai Po but he retired and he is now telling other people and students about the natural disasters and how we can stand in these types of natural disasters in HK. We went to the presentation because we are learning about natural disasters. I chose to write about this because was very interesting to hear the presentation and his stories about being a policeman. I learnt about natural disasters that can happen in HK and videos about other natural disasters.

 

Overall, on this week I have learnt a lot of things about natural disasters in HK.
Hajime:)

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:)

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:)

Ecosystems Mind-Map

Ecosystems Mind-Map

This mind-map on the top is the mind-map I made in Brain pop. I have used words and colour to represent the meaning. Red is for main things, green is for examples, and dotted lines are for  things leading to little examples.

 

Ecosystems is categorised in by the amount of rainfall and sunlight they get, and the condition of the soil. One of the examples for ecosystems are water ecosystems like ponds, lakes, rivers and ocean. These ecosystems interact with each other. In deserts, there are living and nonliving things. Deserts also don’t get much rain so they have very little water. Living things that live in these condition have to be able to survive without water for a long time. The soil is delicate and not very good for growing things. But they have a community of plants and animals that have adapted and lives in these places. For example, Cacti can store water, kangaroo rats sleeps underground where it’s cooler than outside where it’s burning hot and owls prey at night when the sun goes down. Community is also divided into different population. Population is made up of just one type of organism. These organisms has it’s own home. These homes are called habitats. For example, scorpions habitats is in sand.

Hajime:)