Friday, 27 June 2014

Hector's Dolphin

Why are Hector’s Dolphin endangered?

The animal I am describing is the Hector’s dolphin.

Hector’s dolphin grow up to 1.4 metres in size and is one of the smallest dolphins in the world. Hector’s dolphin is a mammal.

Hector’s dolphin only found in the south island of New Zealand. The hector’s dolphin in the north island of New Zealand is now called Maui’s dolphin.

Hector’s dolphin die because of the plastic that people throw down in drains and they think it is food and it gets stuck in them so they can not breath and die.Boats kill Hector's Dolphin calfs with their motor and also fishing nets kill them.

A hector's calf killed by a boat propeller. Photo Al Hutt.


This week my group Crusaders were reading a book called Sailing The Pacific.It is about explorers sailing the pacific. I have made a presentation to share with you.
Here is the link to it:

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Why is making popcorn science

On Friday at clubs we had Mrs Raj instead of Mrs Adcock because Mrs Adcock was away for a Manaiakalani meeting. Popcorn is irreversible which means once it has been made into popcorn it can not turn back to the seeds. Popcorn pops when the heat goes into them because there is water in them so when the heat goes into them the water can not hold the hot air out so it finally gives up and pops. There are three kinds of molecules in liquids.
  1. A tight tight molecule
  2. A loose molecule 
  3. A loose loose molecule 
 We ate popcorn afterward.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Animal Report

Animal Report

Hector’s Dolphin

Hector’s Dolphin is an animal, it is in the mammal family. It is a sea creature.
It looks like a dolphin and quite small.Hector’s Dolphin grows up to 1.5 metres in size. Hector’s dolphin is one of the most endangered dolphin in the world and in New Zealand. Maui Dolphin is another species of Dolphin and is also an endangered dolphin in the world. Hector’s dolphin is one of the smallest dolphins. Hector’s dolphin weighs 40-60 kilograms in total. At birth, Hector’s dolphin calves have a total length of 60–80 cm and weigh 8–10 kg. When Hector’s Dolphins are born they are the same colour as the adults.

Maui Dolphin is only found on the west coast on the north island of New Zealand.
They eat fish and small animals like fish.

The dolphins can jump out of the water and do tricks and lots more things like swim very fast without getting tired for a long time.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Tree Planting at Tahuna Torea

On Sunday we went to Tahuna Torea to do planting. There were over four hundred trees to plant. Volunteers had already put out the trees and plants where they were to go. I went there with Mama and Karl and we saw a lot of people from church and from Gifted Kids.

When we got there we walked a little way while following the signs to the planting. Some of the trees we planted were close to paths and a lot were in thick dense vegetation (Bush). I planted trees like Puriri, a Kowhai, some Grasses and others. All of the trees we planted were native plants and trees.

While we were waiting for some drinks, a man on a bike came along the path and we had to move out of his way.  Bikes are not allowed in Tahuna Torea because it is a nature reserve.  Some of the people planting trees asked the man to stop riding his bike through the reserve.  He became abusive and angry and told people he would keep riding his bike there tomorrow and the next day and the next.  He also told people to "Shut up".  When he finally left, another man on a bike came past and the first man said "That's what you get for that".  The volunteers did not move off the path this time, so the second cyclist rode on the native bush, and was also reminded that bikes were not allowed in Tahuna Torea and especially not on plants.  The second cyclist was on a BMX bike so he was able to jump off the path and on again.

After we finished planting, the Auckland Council and Mrs Barfoot had some food and drink for us and people planting.

At the end, I felt happy because I had planted trees which will provide homes for animals and native birds.