Friday, 30 August 2013

xtra maths

This is my xtra math's that i did it was the best one i have did so far because i have been learning at home.  


Splint a thin piece of wood or other rigid material used to immobilize a fractured or dislocated bone, or to maintain any part of the body in a fixed position.

crust  the brown, hard outer portion or surface of a loaf or slice of bread distinguished from crumb

boil to change from a liquid to a gaseous state, producing bubbles of gas that rise to the surface of the liquid, agitating it as they rise.

crease a ridge or groove produced in anything by folding, heat, pressure, etc.; fold; furrow.

tease to irritate or provoke with persistent petty distractions, trifling raillery, or other annoyance, often insport.

state the condition of a person or thing, as with respect to circumstances or attributes: a state of health

tide the periodic rise and fall of the waters of the ocean and its inlets, produced by the attraction of the moon and sun, and occurring about every 12 hours.

swarm  a body of honeybees that emigrate from a hive and fly off together, accompanied by a queen, to start a new colony.

gain to get (something desired), especially as a result of one's efforts: to gain possession of an object; to gain permission to enter a country.

flame burning gas or vapor, as from wood or coal, that is undergoing combustion; a portion of ignited gas or vapor.
This is my family of words that i did and it was funny doing it because kata helped me do it.

Monday, 26 August 2013

How to write a Bibliography

How to write a Bibliography

L.I. - Know how to reference a book correctly

When we are doing research we need to find corroborating sources of information.  A good way to do this is to find a book and a website that give you the same information.  This means that the information in most likely to be accurate.
At the end of the presentation it is important to cite the books and websites you have used.  This activity shows you how to present the book. information.


Using the scans from books used in our volcanoes unit, write the bibliography entry.

Surname, First name. (year) Title. Publisher: Place of publication
1 . Edwards, John. (2005) Plate tectonics. Evan brothers limited: London ✓
2. Netzly, Patricia D. (2003) Volcanoes. Kidhaven press: Farmington Hills✓
3. Firestone, Mary. (2006) Volcanologist. Chelsea House publishers: U.S.A✓

4. Rae, Alison. (2005) Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Evan Brothers   publishers: London✓

Monday, 19 August 2013

Family of words

Slip_ A slip on the ice.fuss_ Aoying ado about triflesrapid_ Guide the rapid wheelsconfuse_ To mix or blend so that things can not be distinguisheddetail_ A narrative which relates minute pointssweat _ To emit or suffer to flow from the poresscarce_ Not plentiful or abundantstretch_ And stretch forth his neck long and small

This is my family of words that I did today and it was fun looking in the dictionary for the meaning

xtra maths

This is my xtra maths that I did and I hope to in prove


A helping hand from the Glossary

L.I. -    Library/Research skills
    Using a glossary

Sometimes a book also has a glossary at the beginning or the end.  This gives short explanations of specialised or difficult terms used in the book.  The following is an example is from a book about the moon.






Sputnik 1

in astronomy, the reflective property of planets
a small rocky object found mainly in a belt or flat ring between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars; also called a minor planet because it is so small (the largest are only 200 km across).
a large flat plain on the moon caused by lava flows and marked by ridges, depressions and faults; all 14 maria are on the side of the moon that faces Earth.
a natural (e.g. moon) or artificial (e.g. spacecraft) object that orbits around a larger astronomical body.
the first artificial satellite, which was launched into space to orbit around the Earth in 1957.

Name an artificial satellite.
Sputnik 1
what is another term for a minor planet in orbit between Mars and Jupiter?
What is the term for an object that orbits around another larger planetary body?
What is the term used for a large flat lava flow on the moon?
What term is used to describe the characteristic light reflecting from a planet?

This is my Glossary that I did today before I went swimming