Monday, 24 December 2018

Week 2 Water, Water, Everywhere Day: 3

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! n
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? .
I would be a night owl because when ever I play fortnite i go sleep around 10.30 usually and plus my family will be the early raiser because they wake up before me and rush to get ready fast for school. There was this one time how I saw the timer and it went to 9.00 and i'm like "OMG I am late" then when my mum saw my rushing having breakfast and getting ready, making my lunch. Then my mum said "hey never seen you work this hard before" then I said "because we are late for school " then i just notice that it was Saturday and i said " OMG wasted that much of time". So yeah i will be the night owl

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.

Ingredients for Pizza
  • Dough
  • Cheese
  • Flour
  • Tomato sauce
  • Mozzarella
  • Pepperoni
  • Ranch dressing or Mayonnaise

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.
When you want to solve this problem you will need to use addition and multiplication. First you wanna add 25 times to 100 so like this 25 + 25 + 25 + 25 = 100. So when you finish that we know that 4 adults can lift up 100kg so then thats done. Now we want 100kg to turn into 500kg so like this 100kg x 5 = 500kg. so then if 4 adults can carry 100kg than 20 adults can lift up 500kg. So what i am thinking is that 20 adults is my answer and no children.
So if you want to know that why i did not add children is because i reckon they should not be doing the hard work with the adults

1 comment:

  1. Hey Mathew

    This is is a great blog post. I actually laughed out loud at the night owl/early riser story. I know exactly how you feel. I have also gotten up before, completely panicked because I was late and then realised it was the weekend. I'm so happy to know that I'm not the only one who has done it.

    I like the method that you used to solve the 'midnight zone' maths problem. I completely agree that it should just be adults carrying the giant squid. Can you come up with any other combinations of adults and children that could lift the squid?

    Have a great weekend.