Saturday, 29 December 2018

Week 2, Day 3: First You ‘Sea’ Me, Now You Don’t - SLJ

DAY 3: First You ‘Sea’ Me, Now You Don’t…

Activity 1: Night Owls [4 points]
Here in New Zealand we have many amazing and unique sea creatures, including penguins.
The blue penguin, or kororā, is particularly special because it is the smallest penguin in the
entire world! Blue penguins are typically found on the east coast of the South Island in
places like Oamaru but they can be hard to spot as they rarely leave the water. If they do
come onto land it is usually at night, when most of us are sound asleep! That’s because
they are nocturnal. Not all of us, however, sleep all night. In fact, some people love to stay
awake late into the evening. People who like to stay up late are called ‘night owls.’ Are you a
night owl or are you an early riser, like me? I typically wake up every day around 6:00 a.m.
and jump out of bed, ready to start the day!
On your blog, tell us whether you are a night owl or an early riser. Then, tell us about
the rest of your family. Are they the same as you? .
Here is a little presentation I setted up for this activity, Enjoy it!


Activity 2: A Local Delicacy [4 points]
Whitebait is a very special fish in New Zealand. It is rumoured (believed) to be a very
delicious fish. Some restaurants in New Zealand make dishes that feature whitebait,
including whitebait fritters. Have you ever tried whitebait fritters? They are a favourite dish
of many of my friends. I, personally, prefer foods from places like Mexico and Italy. Pizza
and nachos are two of my all-time favourite foods! In fact, I often make homemade pizza
with Aronui on Friday nights using the same ingredients (pizza base, tomato sauce,
mozzarella cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, chicken, red onion, basil and feta cheese) each time.
For this activity, please choose a favourite food and find a recipe for it.

On your blog, share a list of the ingredients that you need to make this food. You must
type out the list of ingredients yourself (and not simply copy and paste it from a
website) to earn full points
Here is my way of showing you all how I make Tacos. In this little document there is the ingredients and the directions.

Activity 3: The Midnight Zone [10 points]
 One of these creatures is called the ‘Colossal Squid.’ A colossal squid can weigh as much as 495 kilograms (kg)! Here in New Zealand, we have a full sized colossal squid on display at Te Papa Museum in Wellington. It is the only specimen of its kind in the entire world! This squid weighs approximately 500 kg. In 2018, a team at Te Papa decided to move the giant squid from one area of the museum to another. Deep in the ocean, far below the surface, lies an area called the ‘Midnight Zone.’ It is called the midnight zone because it is always dark or ‘pitch black’ in this area. Much of the deep sea has yet to be explored by humans, however, we do know a little bit about the creatures that live here.
Let’s imagine that the average adult can lift 25 kg and the average child can lift 15 kg. How
many adults and children will it take to move the giant squid into its new room at Te Papa?
[Note: There is more than one right answer to this question.]
On your blog, tell us how you will solve this maths problem. You can write your answer
in words, use a Sketchpad image or post a video explaining how you would figure it out.
Be sure to give us your final answer. ..

Task Description:
For this task I was to complete 3 awesome blog posts, and today I had completed day 3 of week 2. This was quite a challenge as all the activities were made on documents, but surprisingly I got them all done and dusted. I really hope you enjoy todays blog post, only 2 more days to go until this weeks summer blogging is completed. Enjoy and Happy New Year!  


  1. Kia ora & Namaste Hinerangi,
    Activity 1: Night Owls - I am wondering why all mothers are "early risers" including me! :o) I guess because we need to look after our families such as preparing breakfast and school lunch. Anyhow, my daughter is a night owl, well she tried to be but I don't allow her because she is only 7 years old, she always struggles to go bed and to wake up early.
    Anyway, you completed this activity well!

    Activity 2: A Local Delicacy: Your recipe for Tacos sounds delicious! Have you try it yet? Who does most of the cooking in your house? Do you help with the cooking sometimes? I do most of the cooking at my place because I love cooking! Recently I've started to ask my daughter to help a bit more because and despite the fact that she is only 7 years old, I want her to learn how to cook.
    For the future I want you to consider to add a picture of the dish with the recipe as this would make your post more eye-catching and mouthwatering .

    Activity 3: The Midnight Zone: This is a tricky Maths problem! Because it requires that you guys understand the context of the problem before attempt to solve it. Unfortunately you answer is not quite right for this, but hear me out , as we can do it together step by step:

    Problem question: How many adults and children would take to carry the 500Kg squid?

    a) Each adult can carry up to 25kg . How many times does 25 fits in 500? Let's start with a easy multiplication: 25 X 10 (adults) = 250 (kg)

    b) Also, the children want to help carry the squid. So, we know that each child can carry up to 15kg. How many times does 15 fits in 500. Again, let's start with an easy number to multiply:
    15 (kg) x 10 (children) = 150 (kg)

    c) So far, we have 250kg (from 10 adults) + 150kg (from 10 children) = 400(kg), knowing that you need to find another 100kg to get to 500kg, now you just have to work out how many more adults would you need to make it to 500kg?

    I hope that helps, let me know if you get stuck or don't hesitate to ask mum or dad for some advise.
    In order for you to gain full points for this activity I need you to hoop back and work out this problem. Could you kindly do that and let me know?

    Keep up with your great job!
    Kia kaha,

  2. Greetings Hinerangi!
    Do you like Sea food pizzas? I do it taste really nice. What is your favorite food? My one are Cookies because it taste delicious and there are different kind of Cookies too. How long does it take for you to write your blog posts and comments? Your school writes lots of detail in your comments.

    Keep it up!
    By Chavda