Thursday, 29 August 2013

Antarctica and the Arctic


  • 14.0 million km2 in land mass
  • Fifth largest continent
  • It contains the geographic South Pole
  • -89oC is the coldest temperature
  • Nearly twice as big as Australia
  • 49 countries signed the Antarctic Treaty, which protects the ecozone and forbids other activities
  •  There are research stations on Antarctica
  • Roald Amundsen was the first person to reach the South Pole

If you don't know what an ecozone is you can find out here


  • Arctic region is the northern most point on earth
  • Comes from Greek word, ἄρκτος (arktos) which means bear
  • -68oC is the coldest temperature
  • Global warming is causing the sea ice to get smaller
  • Arctic Council is made up of the USA, Finland, Iceland, Denmark (Greenland and the Faroe Islands), Canada, Russia, Norway, and Sweden, who mostly look after environmental issues, not boundary issues
  • Polar bears are found in the Arctic, but not in the Antarctic where penguins are found
  • No country owns the North Pole or the ocean around it


Monday, 12 August 2013

On Sunday I went to watch Karl play full field 15 aside  rugby  at north harbour stadium . He  was playing north harbour. The score was 80-0. I was watching him a bit and papa mama and I got a hot chocolate for a drink. His team lost.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Chipping up wood

On  Saturday my dad used a wood chipper to chip up wood. He got a size 8 for a size 6 price because they gave the size 6 to somebody else. He had all ready cut the hedge down so he didn't need to on the day. He cut 3m off the top and 1m off the side of our back hedge.