Inquiring

Field Trip to Asbury

On Friday, a few classes, including mine went to Asbury for a field trip. Asbury is an organisation that helps people that are living in subdivided homes in Hong Kong. When we got there, a man talked about subdivided homes, He new a lot about it because he was actually living in a industrial building. He said, there were no toilets and a space to cook his meals, so he ate outside and walked to public toilets. After that, we were in groups and had a instructor each to guide us where to go, to buy toilet paper and food and lead us to the apartments where the poor families lived. When we got to their home, we gave the mother all the stuff from the market. She was very thankful, we saw one of her children, he was a five year old boy that was playing a game on her phone. She had 3 more children who were at school, the home was very small.

1. What are the most important furniture for you? (Name three items)
– Fridge

– Sink

– Table
2. What are the most important electrical appliances for you? (Name
three items)
– Microwave

– Lights

– Air con
3. Is it available to place all the above items in subdivided unit?
– no, because the electrical appliances might explode
4. Imagine that if you live in the subdivided unit, how to make use of the
space to place those kinds of items? What is your tradeoff?

– I would only buy the most needed items and make things out of hand, like pillows, blankets and clothes

5. What are the differences between your home and the subdivided unit?
-There is little space to put things and you could hurt yourself easily, compared to normal apartments
6. How do you feel about this visiting experience?

– I think it was a really fun field trip to experience to have
7. What would you do to serve our community to be a better place?
– I would take action and go to other subdivided units and do the samething

My Fractions, Percents and Decimals Visual Note

Hi! Today I made a visual note about fractions, percents and decimals. Fractions, Percents and Decimals are all connected. For example, 1/4=0.25it is also=25%.

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My Pattern Block Fraction

Hi Today, I made my own pattern block fraction.

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Click Here to see the link to my pattern block fraction!

 

 

Plastic Free Seas!

Today, We went to a plastic free seas workshop in the upper school science lab. I learned a lot of companies use micro beads (little bits of plastic) in their soaps. They use it instead of natural ingredients because it is more expensive than plastic. Plastic is similar to natural ingredients because it rubs your skin to get the dirt of your face. My group and I chose a product, poured some of it into a bag and put it under the tap while squeezing the soap out. Then we used a blow dryer  to dry it and poured all of the micro beads inside a container. We used a machine that was connected to an i pad so we could see it bigger.

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My Force Map

Hi! Yesterday I made a map about force. Force is a push or pull, it comes in a vector form. Speeding up and slowing down means velocity.  Speeds, slow downs and turns is acceleration.

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History Museum Reflection

Last week, I went to the history museum. I learned about the Opium Wars. There were 2 Opium wars in Hong Kong. Opium is a drug that people can become addicted to. The Chinese tea was popular in Britain but not in China. So Britain wanted take over China. In order to take over China they kept sending Opium to China. A lot of people died once they became addicted to it.

The Emperor Daoguang  was very upset about the situation so he ordered Lin Zexu to stop the problem. Lin Zexu ordered for all the Opium that had been shipped to be dumped in the sea.

The British got furious and stopped all trade with China and headed for Macau. The British blew up 4 Chinese boats. They were in war for 2 years 1840-1842, Britain won. Britain and China both signed the Treaty of Nanking. Under the Treaty China had to pay Britain 21 million ounces of silver for destroying the Opium and opened 5 Chinese ports in order to trade British currency.

 

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