The Attack of the Tsunami

The Attack of the Tsunami

The day in Tokyo was very normal. It was very sunny and really peaceful where John’s family lived. John and his family moved from America to Japan because America had hurricanes and tornados that happens every year. John had finished his school and was at some store to buy some snacks. At school, they had a practice for preparing a Tsunami and a Earthquake. He learnt about how people can protect themselves in a Tsunami. He found a shop that sold candies and cakes.

 

As he went inside the shop, the shop started to wobble. Cakes and candies started to drop from the counter. First he thought a big truck was just passing by the shop but he heard a person that he learnt at school. “JISHIN!!!” (which meant Earthquake). He knew what he had to do, but he was too scared to do it. Then he saw a man who pushed him under a table. After he got pushed under the table, all the snacks and cakes were falling down he felt relieved that he got pushed. The signs and pictures on the wall were also falling down. About 5 minutes later, the Earthquake stopped, he was really relieved that the Earthquake has stopped. He went outside the shop, he saw most of the building has fallen. Some people were helping others to get out from the collapsed buildings. He saw other people running away from the shore. He didn’t know why they were doing that but a stranger came to me and told me something in Japanese. He didn’t know what he was talking about but He knew a word that he said “Tsunami”.

 

John didn’t run but walked away from shore, then people started screaming behind him. He looked behind him and he saw a massive wave of water coming up to him. The water carried big trees, cars and even some parts of buildings. I started sprinting away from shore up to the steep hill of a mountain. He still saw people trapped inside collapsed buildings. He wanted to help them but the Tsunami came closer and closer. When the Tsunami was about 10 meters close, Somebody on a motorbike caught him and put him behind the motorbike. He felt much safer because the motorbike was faster than the tsunami. After the motorbike stopped at the top of the mountain, he said thank you to the driver. He looked down at the city he was just at. All the buildings were collapsed and every place was flooded with water. He thought about his family, mom, dad and his little brother. He was really worried about his family, even his annoying little brother. A person gave him water, food and a sleeping bag. He couldn’t sleep for a long time and he saved the food for the next day.

 

It was 5am when he woke up. The sun was rising from the sea. He looked at the city again. The water was still there, he drank some water and ate some food. He saved some of the water and food for later. Around him some people were hurt and many other people were sleeping. John wondered where might his family be. In the water? Maybe in a campsite that might be safe? Or maybe somewhere he can’t even think of. Last time he saw his family at their house. John’s family all knew where to go when it was an emergency. Their family would all meet at the top of the hill of Shinagawa. It would be a long walk from here, so he asked a person who knew how to speak english. He asked the man if there is a transportation that leads to the top of the hill of Shinagawa. The man said “You can use one of the emergency boat to get around. I can ask a person who knows how to drive those stuff”. John and the man started to look for people who can drive the boat. It took ages looking for one, but the man finally found a Firefighter who knew how to drive the boat. John thanked the man and firefighter started the engine of the boat.

 

About 3pm, the boat reached the top of the hill. He got off the boat and ran to the meeting site. He saw a small campsite and there was about 10 to 12 people in the campsite. They were getting ready to eat dinner. The people in the campsite saw John, they came up to him. They said that their parents were there. John’s parents came out from the tent. John was very happy because all his parents were there. John’s family lived happily ever after.

Scratch Coding

Scratch Coding

On Tuesday May 16th, We had our coding class. In coding class, we adding on to what we are doing on Challenge 2. In Challenge 2, we have to make a code that draws words. In my project, I have finished drawing a A, B, C, D, and O (This is the Link to the project). I am really looking forward to finishing my project for Challenge 2. At school, We are learning about the coordinates and other things that you might need for the code. It was really easy for me because I have done the same thing in a place where you learn how to code. Instead of making more words, I have been helping others to make their code better and also solve problems in their code. If I have more time, I would really like to make my codes better and make the words look realistic.

 

Overall, I think I have been helping others and our class has been cooperating and they are also curious about for the code.

 

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:)

Reflection of the week (Mon, May Ist/Fri, May 2nd)

Reflection of the week (Mon, May Ist/Fri, May 2nd)

This week was a short week because there was Buddha’s day and Labour’s day, but we did many things.

 

The first thing that I want to show you is coding. On the last post, I think I posted a blog post of the tessellation. I really like coding, because I go to First coding to learn Java. We are using Scratch to code things. The picture on top is my tessellation. We are doing this because it is helping our mathematics and it is fun to use coding to make things. I chose to write about this because I like to do coding. I still knew a lot of Scratch coding, but I still learnt a lot because we don’t usually use so much math in First code.

 

The second thing is in Visual Arts. We learnt about Leonardo Da Vinci. We did it because we are learning about artist. We learnt about the mysteries of Mona Lisa. We also learnt he was an inventor too. I chose to write about this because I like to learn about the paintings that artists and what artist draw. I also like about the history of things, like paintings and invention.

 

Overall I had a great week by learning about these things

 

Hajime:)

Scratch Coding

Scratch Coding

We used scratch to make a tessellation. The tessellation can be made forever but if it touches the edge, it ruins the tessellation. On the first time I just made a shape but I tried and tried and thinked and actually, I made the tessellation. The hardest part was to calculate the degrees and the steps to calculate. I used the clues that Ms Fung told us. I learnt about the codes that makes the code. Because I finished the challenge. I am trying to make arrangements to make it much more creative and much more fun.

 

Hajime:)

Performing arts Light paintings

In PA (performing arts), We are doing dance unit which we make our own dance with a group. With the dance, we are going to make a light painting. A light painting is made in a dark room and for this to work out, we need light to make the painting (Glow Sticks) and stick them onto your body. We need to take photographs and this will make the light painting. We will need a app to make the light painting. One app that you can also use is Light Bomber. At our school, we are focusing on patterns and shapes that we can make in the light painting.

 

We had a process to make our dance. First, we learnt how to draw the people in the drawing. Our teacher told us not to draw stick mans and not to draw too realistic that will take a hour to draw. She teached us a simple way to draw people. It was easier to see and it was really neat when she showed us. Using what we learnt in the first part, we used a storyboard to plan our ideas and bring them together. In the storyboard, we drew how the dance is shown and the important details can be written on the bottom of the drawing. When our group finished the storyboard, it was very neat and everyone could have understand it. When we finished the storyboard, we rehearsed with our group. We did it many times and as we practiced, we got better and better. Next class, we will be able to make the light painting using a app. I am very excited to see what our painting will look like when we finished.
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:)

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:)