Friday, 23 September 2016

taking action project

 I can take action to improve the water cycle in Canterbury

In this project I was working with Cormac, Rishab, lindsay and I and we decided to create a water filter

Here is a link of what we made. video (how to), slide/plan

In this project we decided that our success criteria were:  

A good water filter needs...
Why is this important?
Produces drinkable water.
you will get sick if it doesn’t produce drinkable water.

It needs to be strong and long lasting
So that it can be used more than and we don’t have to make lots.
Easy to make and easy to use
So that we can easily rebuild it or use it.
Use the right materials.
Otherwise it won’t work as well.
Cost effcient and easily portable
So that you can easily make it again and take it with you.

Overall our project met/do not meet this criteria because it could be used multiple times it was easy to make and use and it was cost effcient and easily movable.

Friday, 16 September 2016

koru games

The activity I did  was football
My highlights of the Koru games are:
scoring a goal against Cashmere A because they are a very good team.
Only losing 2 games without going to penalties because that means we had really good defence.
I am proud of coming 22nd out of 32 teams because thats is a very good placing for a new team.
Next year I will play more in defence because we had many close calls and I would rather have cleaner defence.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Info report

The water cycle

The water cycle is a process that goes through land, sea and the atmosphere. The water gets recycled as the process continues changing between liquid, gas and solid. The different stages of the water cycle are evaporation, condensation, precipitation and runoff/ groundwater.

Evaporation happens when the sun heats heats the water and it changes to gas/water vapor. On hot days evaporation happens a lot faster because the sun is hotter so the water heats faster. Salt does not rise with the water vapour because it’s too dense and heavy to rise and that’s why rivers and lakes are freshwater.  After evaporation has happened the water vapour rises until it cools down enough to become condensation.

Condensation happens when the water vapour gets too cold. If the water vapour gets too cold on a cold day it comes down as snow. Water vapours merge to create droplets in the clouds. Clouds hold condensation as droplets until they get too heavy and falls  down as precipitation/rain. Runoff/groundwater happens when the precipitation seeps into the ground/ rivers and lakes.

Runoff/groundwater is the water when the precipitation seeps into the ground. Groundwater, goes into the aquifers via underground streams. Runoff happens when the water from precipitation runs down the mountain. Groundwater is fresh h2o.

The water cycle is a process that is very important for people to survive.