Friday, November 23, 2012

Tevita and Jayden persuade us to think about the way we use energy...

Do you hate having to pay a lot of money on your electricity bills? Well you’re in luck!

You should start saving energy now and reject your bills and make sure they go down. 

Unbelievably, you should start by using public transport, using a bike or you could just walk to school or work, this prevents the earths preposterous climate change. Cars produce greenhouse gasses that melt the ice in the Arctic that makes water overflow the earth.

Not only that, but also, this can save your money just as well as the animals in the Arctic. Surely you would agree that you would want to save your’s and the worlds life?

My final point is that you should start saving energy here are two more reasons how: turn off all electronics when no one is using it and take shorter showers. This will save money and our earth for our future generations.

That is why I think you should start saving energy. I recommend that you should make sure running taps and other never used appliances and electronics like your netbook are turned off when not in use.

Sam and Darwin persuade us to save energy...

Are you aware our world is getting hotter? Climate change and greenhouse gases are making our world warmer. It affects pacific countries and animal species. Therefore you can help by saving power, if you're not willing to save power keep reading.

Saving power is important because it can save animals that live in ice, giving them less ice to live on as the ice melts nevertheless polar bears,penguins will become extinct.

Secondly it could make create a high level of floods on pacific countries because of rising sea level affected by the ice melting. For example Tokelau are dealing with floods having less land to live on, if you watch the news you will see.Here is a link to read more climate change.

My final point is that if you don’t use power wisely one day you will be walking and riding bikes! This is because petrol is a non-renewable source and cars need petrol to work. Since there is a lot of people using cars getting to places petrol is a serious matter if you don’t like walking!

If you are in love with penguins you will never see them again if you don’t save power! This is why you should save power!

Faith and Alison persuade us to think about saving energy...

We can use as much energy as we want but do you notice how much of it we are wasting as every second goes by?

Everyday we all use energy in different types of ways we turn on lights, use cars, do washing etc, but by using all of this we could be looking at a future with no energy left. It will probably cause less damage to our world because at the moment all the greenhouse gases that we are creating like CO2 and methane gas is all getting trapped and is what's making our world more warmer. It is good to save energy because it can help you save more money on paying the power bill. It is also good because it might make you learn from your mistakes in the past and get it right in the future. Did you know that saving energy produces global warming?

Try to turn off the lights or anything else when you’re not using them and make sure that it isn’t on standby because it can still use up energy, block any upper or lower floors so the heat traps in and turn off running taps if you want to save energy. This prevents global warming.

CO2 comes from all that wasted energy that we use day by day which is what warms up the earth, and when the earth warms up and gases get trapped, ice melts and more mammals are becoming extinct. Mammals that live in the ice (Antarctica) will eventually have less ice to live on as the ice melts, and pacific islands will have less land too because of the rising sea levels. In the past our elders/ancestors used to walk to school, work or wherever they wanted to, they washed clothes by hand, played outside and didn’t use as much energy as we do now. Sometimes it makes me think and say why can’t we still do that today?Was it better in the past?Why do we have to use so much power?

So remember saving energy is a good thing which will help our future be sustainable. Remember that it is only YOU that can make that difference.  

By Faith and Alison

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Room 8 Begin Learning about Statistics

Room 8 are beginning their learning about Statistics.  We were introduced to the 'Data Detective' today and made our way quickly around the cycle.  We used google spreadsheets to collect, record and display data.  Check it out!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Manaiakalani Film Festival by Mavis

In term two we were learning how to make movies that influence our world. We learnt a lot about the movie making process

Room 8 also got the opportunity to ask some real movie makers about their experiences and get some tips to take our movies to the next level. Jayden created this presentation sharing movie magic tips. We celebrated our Movie Magic term with our very own Tamaki Primary Academy Awards.

Our class movie, 30 Things, will be played at The Manaiakalani Film Festival today. We wanted our movie to help children find fun activities to do after school. We chose this message because we wanted to help kids stay out of trouble.

We made our movie in a fun way so that kids our age can understand it. Most of the advertisements for staying out of trouble are aimed at teenagers or adults. We also wanted the kids to learn this message at a young age.

30 Things from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.