Thursday, 3 December 2015

Trip to OMG Tech

Trip to OMG Tech

On Saturday 28 November, 19 students dform Glenbrae School went to a Spark building to do activities about Science. We take a bus to get to the OMG Tech building

When we got there we were spilt into groups. There were 25 groups to be split into. I was split into Group 2 Subgroup B. We then went off to our activities. Our first activity was 3d Printing.

Our next activity was pulling apart. I pulled apart a phone first of all. When I had finished pulling apart the phone I helped Loto pull apart a hard drive. Our next activity was coding. We had to code a program to make a maze and get an person through it.

The next activity that we did was Science. We learnt at Science how to stick a skewer in and out of a balloon without the balloon popping. We also made catapults out of marshmallow and skewers.

The last activity that we did was robotics. We had to program a robot to move around the track, stop on the X and get to the safety zone.

At the end of the day, I was tired and happy that I had gone with our school to OMG Tech.

Monday, 30 November 2015

Adaptations Year 9 Science

Here is a presentation that I made for Science at Tamaki about Adaptations.
If you view the presentation you will see the different types of adaptions.

Year 9 Science

The Sun

How much Jupiters can the sun hold?
How many suns can fit in a black hole?

Look and Listen

How big is a Cow's eyeball?
How big is a human eyeball compared to a cow’s eyeball?

Wonderful World

What is the biggest animal in the world?

What is the smallest animal in the world?

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Jonah Lomu

This week Room 9 studied Jonah Lomu as he died recently.
I learnt a lot about Jonah Lomu that I did not know.
Now I know a lot more about Jonah Lomu.
Here is a presentation about Jonah Lomu.

Monday, 2 November 2015


On Friday 30th October, it was my birthday. I had a party for 5 friends but one went home before the sleep-over. We had dinner, then played some games outside. We watched some movies. The movies we watched were Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days and Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters. After the movies we went to bed.

In the morning, we woke up, talked for a bit, then had breakfast. I had cornflakes and rice bubbles for breakfast. As I was hungry I had another helping of breakfast. We played some more, then it was time for my friends to go home.

I liked my sleep-over birthday because I got to see my friends and spend time with them on my birthday.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Week 2 Term 4 Reading Activity

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on July the 18th, 1918. He was born on the eastern coast of Africa in Mvezo. Nelson Mandela’s father died when he was nine and was then raised by royalty. He became the first person in his family to go to school. In his young adulthood, he became an activist with the African National Congress. Knowing the power of young people he started a African National Congress Youth League.

Nelson was arrested in 1962 after being on the run for 17 months. He was put in Robben Island which was in the middle of the bay and it had sharks around it so people could not escape.

Nelson Mandela was released from Robben Island after being on it for 27 years. 3 years after that he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end apartheid. Months later he ran for president and became the president of South Africa. He finally stepped down as president of South Africa in 1999. Nelson Mandela died on December 5 2013.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

A Quiz about Russell, NZ

Quiz about Russell, NZ

  1. What is the oldest existing church in NZ?

2. Which Bishop established the mission in 1839?

3. What type of design is the Old Customs House made out of?

4. Who invented the design for the Old Customs House?

5. Where is the oldest existing church in NZ?

6. What type of mission was it?

7. What was cut down 4 times between 1844 and 1845?

8. Where is it located?

9. What flag does it fly 12 days a year?

10. What is the treasure house of Russell?

Sugar in food items

Cost of family groceries and sugars in food items

Total cost of all groceries = $145.32 (however, I have only selected a sample of the groceries to report on)

Amount of sugar in selected items:

  1. Edam Cheese 1 KG  <1.0g/100g
  2. Homebrand Milk 3L  4.8g/100mL
  3. Pitted Prunes  34.2g/100g
  4. Verkers Salami  0.5g/100g
  5. Sun.maid Raisins  71.4g/100g
  6. Wholegrain Mustard  6g/100g
  7. Pear Halves  14.1g/100g
  8. Diced Tomatoes  3g/100g
  9. Green Kiwifruit 8.99g/100g
  10. Baked Beans  6.2g/100g

Total amount of sugar is these 10 items:

150.19g = 10 tablespoons with 0.19g leftover

Book review: The Boy who Harnessed the Wind

Story Review: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, by William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer

This is a true story about WIlliam Kamkwamba making a windmill to make light and electricity.  William, who was a teenager, lived in Malawi, a poor country in Africa, and his village did not have a lot of food.  But his uncle made lots of money by selling tobacco.

William’s family was poor (apart from his uncle) and he wanted to make a windmill so he could listen to the radio and have electricity without needing to pay.  He got the idea for making the windmill from a book from his former primary school library, and he found the parts from the junk yard and from his best friend (as his best friend was the son of the village chief and had money, so was able to help William).

Other people in his village thought he was absolutely crazy because it looked like a weird machine, and they were afraid of it.  Only his family had faith in him.

Once the windmill was made and producing electricity, a man came and asked him to do a TED talk.  He accepted the offer and was taken to the TED talk headquarters.  He spoke to the TED reporters and other people there and had lots of appointments with famous people who wanted to know about his machine which he had created.

He set up a science club at his former primary school for anyone who wanted to join,
and learn about science, and he made a smaller windmill than the one he first created at his house so that the school could listen to music.

At the time of writing the book, William had gone to a new school which was not near his home and he was learning more science.

I enjoyed the book and I would recommend it for anyone who can read long chapter books.

Friday, 9 October 2015


On Tuesday I went out to Grandma and Gugs with Nana as Grandma had an optometrist appointment at the eye clinic. I stayed with Gugs, sorted out the toy box to see what I wanted and watched TV.

I started watching TV and sorting out what I wanted from the toy box. I then had some food, did some homework and continued watching TV.

I liked my day because I got to watch TV and play.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Plane Trip to Christchurch

On Monday, I got on a plane to go to see my Nana, Grandma and Gugs in Christchurch. I was flying as an unaccompanied minor. As I was the only unaccompanied minor I got to hand out the lollies to all the people on the plane. I got 4 packets of Chips and 2 Biscuits.

I liked the trip on the air plane because I got lots of lollies and lots of food.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Driving a fork-lift

Today Papa took me to his old work place in Tokoroa called Holsters. When we got into the building, a woman drove the van out. Martin asked me if I wanted to drive the fork-lift out onto the gravel. I said yes. Marty showed me the controls and helped me drive the fork-lift out onto the gravel and park the fork-lift in a puddle of water. The woman drove the other van out and parked it. Papa and I had a sausage looked in the front of a truck and found Papa in some photos.

I felt so happy when I left because I had driven a fork-lift out of a building and parked it in a puddle of water.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015


A material through which electric current can pass. In general, metals are good conductors. Copper or aluminum is normally used to conduct electricity in commercial and household systems

A material or an object that does not easily allow heat, electricity, light, or sound to pass through it. Air, cloth and rubber are good electrical insulators; feathers and wool make good thermal insulators

Electric current. the time rate of flow of electric charge, in the direction that a positive moving charge would take and having magnitude equal to the quantity of charge per unit time: measured in amperes

A test under controlled conditions that is made to demonstrate a known truth, to examine the validity of a hypothesis, or to determine the efficacy of something previously untried. The process of conducting such a test; experimentation


Displacement is a vector quantity that refers to "how far out of place an object is"; it is the object's overall change in position

A simple solution is basically two substances that are evenly mixed together. One of them is called the solute and the other is the solvent

Evaporation is defined as the process of a liquid changing into a gas

Transpiration is the process by which moisture is carried through plants from roots to small pores on the underside of leaves, where it changes to vapor and is released to the atmosphere

An act or state of floating. the launching of a commercial venture, bond issue, loan, etc. Metallurgy. a process for separating the different minerals in a mass of powdered ore based on their tendency to sink in, or float on, a given liquid. the science of floating bodies.

In science, a hypothesis is an idea or explanation that you then test through study and experimentation. Outside science, a theory or guess can also be called a hypothesis. A hypothesis is something more than a wild guess but less than a well-established theory.

Superhero Story

“Ding Ding” Arch-Angel leapt out of bed and disappeared with a crack. He arrived at headquarters when the rest of the team met. He saw Tech-Man and Batula appear. Arch-Angel gave them the coordinates of where the Nightmares are. They dissapeared with three silient cracks.

Meanwhile, Spiderclaw snuck into the Angel’s headquarters. He got through 8 locks and 2 security systems. He then found the center of the base, the room which he was looking for, the room that held the most valuabe gem in the world.

At the place where the 4 weakest Nightmares were, a battle had begun. Batula took down the Krayman. While he was taking down Krayman got four cuts and a bruised leg. Tech-Man got two bruises and three cuts while taking down Eateshin. Arch-Angel got eight cuts and 1 bruise while taking down Draclin and Gothnin.

At the Angel’s headquarters, Werin and Clawolve took down the guards and protected Spiderclaw. After fighting in 18 battles and killing 371 guards, men and superheros, they finally got out of the Angel’s headquarters.

Arch-Angel, Tech-Man and Batula finally handed Krayman, Eateshin, Draclin and Gothnin to the police and headed back to headquarters. As soon as Batula entered he gasped. Tech-Man and Arch-Angel entered fast and shook their heads in disbelief. Batula said to Arch-Angel “They must have stolen the gem. They are planning to steal it. The Nightmares we fought at must have been a diversion for Spiderclaw to steal the gem. We need to dress up in disgiuse and buy the gem off the Nightmares.”

The next day they went to the market place to find a large crowd gathered there. People were yelling out prices. Batula said “This must be the auction for the gem. Start bidding.”

“Good of you to come today, Arch-Angel. We were expecting you to come and buy your gem back. But you won’t because you are coming with us to our headquarters.” A voice said. Then they were grabbed around there collars and were whisked away to a van. They were put in the van and driven away.

“Arch Angel, it is a pleasure to see you today” A voice said. “Brother it is a good time to see you to, or should I say Dracula dear.” Arch-Angel said. “Tell your friends the truth would you, Thorula” Dracula hissed.

Thorula to his companions as they were brought in. Tech-Man was struggling against his bonds. “Batula, you are my nephew. I should have told you this from the start. My real name is Thorula and my two brothers are Dracula, here pointing to Dracula and Vampirula, who is standing next your kind hearted Uncle Dracula. Batula, you are the son of my brother Vampirula.” said Thorula aka Arch-Angel.

“Come with me, Batula, come to see the family tree.” Dracula said. Dracula took off with Batula and Vampirula. Thorula went the short way to the family tree. “You still remember the ways around the castle don’t you.” Vampirula said as Thorula rounded a corner. “Of course I do, I drew up the plans for this old place.” Thorula said. “I thought you would remember this place. I was right was I not.” Vampirula said.

Thorula heard a bell and told the others that the Nitecreatures were attacking. They raised the defenses but the Nitecreatures got through all the castle’s inhabitants put up. Nothing could stop this clan.

A fight had begun. The Nitecreatures were winning. Then the Ula Clan appeared. The true battle had started. Then the Kingula started fighting. The Nitecreatures were being killed fast or they fled in the nick of time. The battle was over thanks to the superhero Kingula.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Maths Question

The distance between two cities is 750 kilometres. How long will it take these cars to reach City A from City B. Car 1 travels at 100 kilometres per hour, Car 2 travels at 50 kilometres per hour, Car 3 travels at 75 kilometres per hour and Car 4 travels at 150 kilometres per hour.

Car 1=750 divided by 100=7 and half hours

Car 2=750 divided by 50=15 hours

Car 3=750 divided by 75=10 hours

Car 4=750 divided by 150=5 hours

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Agario.easy game

My high score is 48926 on Engelnce. It is a game where you need to eat things to get big. The bigger you get you can start spilting on to other blobs to eat them. When you eat them you get the amount of mass in them. If you had 60000 mass and the person you are going after has 40000 mass, then when you eat them you then have 100000 mass. To get first on the high score table you need to get bigger than the person in second.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Book Review

The Harydy Boys The Infinity Clue
By Frank.W.Dixon

The Hardy Boys fly out to New York from Bayport to look for their father. When they get there they are met by Fritz, the german ambassadors son. They are accused of stealing the faith diamond and are taken to the police station. The police ring the Hardy household and Frank and Joe's aunt accused the detecitive of slandering her nephews. She also says that they had solved more cases than she had in her lifetime. 

I will not tell any more about the story incase you want to read the book itself.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Inter-School Cross Country

Today, I went to Baliey Road School for the Inter-School Cross Country representing Glenbrae School.

When we got to Baliey Road School we went and sat down. We then had morning tea before the Year 3 Girls started their race. Kalo who is a Year 3 Girl came second. When the Year 3 Girls had finished the Year 3 Boys started their race.

The next 3 races were the Year 4 Boys and Girls and the Year 5 Girls. Then it was my race. I lined up at the starting line next to the two other Year 5 boys from my school whose names are Loto and Alex. By the end of my second lap I came 9th out of more than 23 people.

When we got back to school, school had finished so we collected our netbooks and went home.

I was happy because I got first from my school in my year level.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Myron Simpson

Today, a cyclist named Myron Simpson who is a duffy role model, came to our school. He won a silver medal in 2007 in Mexico. His first race was when he was 8, 5 years after he started cycling. He is running a business which is called Myron’s Muesli and which makes muesli. He is 25 years old and has gone to 25 countries. He has done over 1000 races all over the world.  His gear is made to make him go faster. His bike is so light that he can lift it up with his pinky finger as it weighs 7 kilograms.

He has been biking for 22 years. The fastest speed he can go is 110 km an hour. He came 4th at the commonwealth games in Delhi which is in India. He let some kids try on his gear and sit on his bike. His favourite autobiography is Richie McCaw.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015


Here is a maths activity link. It is a good activity for adding and subtracting decimals.

It is a good activity and I became Einstien

Monday, 24 August 2015


Here is a link to an activity I did on thermometers.

I liked this activity as I could move the line up and down to get different temperatures.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Cow Eye Dissection

Today at Tamaki College I did a cow eye dissection. Here are some photos: See if you can see the lens, the aqueous humor and the iris (with the gap from the pupil)?

Cow eye fully dissected

Friday, 14 August 2015

Maths Equation #8

What is (A+B)?

You do A
Next you do (A+A+A+A+A+A+A+A) times B which equals AB
Next you do (A+A+A+A+A+A+A) times (B+B) which equals AB²
Next you do (A+A+A+A+A+A) times (B+B+B) which equals AB³
Next yo do (A+A+A+A+A) times (B+B+B+B) which equals AB
Next you do (A+A+A+A) times (B+B+B+B+B) which equals AB
Next you do (A+A+A) times (B+B+B+B+B) which equals A³B
Next you do (A+A) times (B+B+B+B+B+B+B) which equals A²B
Next you do A times (B+B+B+B+B+B+B+B) which equals AB
Lastily you do B
Now you put the answer together
=A + AB + AB² + AB³ AB⁴ + AB⁵ + A³B⁶ + A²B⁷ + AB + B

Maths Equation #7

What is (A+B)?

You do A
Next you do (A+A+A+A+A+A+A) times B which equals AB
Next you do (A+A+A+A+A+A) times (B+B) which equals AB²
Next you do (A+A+A+A+A) times (B+B+B) which equals AB³
Next yo do (A+A+A+A) times (B+B+B+B) which equals AB
Next you do (A+A+A) times (B+B+B+B+B) which equals A³B
Next you do (A+A) times (B+B+B+B+B) which equals A²B
Next you do A times (B+B+B+B+B+B+B) which equals AB
Lastily you do B
Now you put the answer together
=A + AB + AB² + AB³ AB⁴ + A³B⁵ + A²B⁶ + AB + B

Maths Equation #6

What is (A+B)?

You do A
Next you do (A+A+A+A+A+A) times B which equals AB
Next you do (A+A+A+A+A) times (B+B) which equals AB²
Next you do (A+A+A+A) times (B+B+B) which equals AB³
Next yo do (A+A+A) times (B+B+B+B) which equals A³B
Next you do (A+A) times (B+B+B+B+B) which equals A²B
Next you do A times (B+B+B+B+B) which equals AB
Lastily you do B
Now you put the answer together
=A + AB + AB² + AB³ A³B⁴ + A²B⁵ + AB + B

Maths Equation #5

What is (A+B)?

You do A
Next you do (A+A+A+A+A) times B which equals AB
Next you do (A+A+A+A) times (B+B) which equals AB²
Next you do (A+A+A) times (B+B+B) which equals A³B³
Next yo do (A+A) times (B+B+B+B) which equals A²B
Next you do A times (B+B+B+B+B) which equals AB
Lastily you do B
Now you put the answer together
=A + AB + AB² + A³B³ A²B⁴ + AB⁵ + B

Maths Equation #4

What is (A+B)?

You do A

Next you do (A+A+A+A) times B which equals AB
Next you do (A+A+A) times (B+B) which equals A³B²
Next you do (A+A) times (B+B+B) which equals A²B³
Next yo do A times (B+B+B+B) which equals AB
Lastily you do B
Now you put the answer together
=A + AB + A³B² + A²B³ + AB⁴ + B

Maths Equation #3

What is (A+B)?

You do A

Next you do (A+A+A) times B which equals A³B
Next you do (A+A) times (B+B) which equals A²B²
Next you do A times (B+B+B) which equals AB³
Lastily you do B
Now you put the answer together
=A + A³B + A²B² + AB³ + B