Friday, 6 December 2019

Should NZ use fossil fuels

We should consider switching to renewable energy sources because non-renewable energy sources use oil, gas and coal which are becoming more and more difficult to come by. When you use those energy sources they cannot be used again whereas renewable energy sources like; Hydro, Solar and wind can be used over and over again because of their continuous cycle.

Disadvantages: When fossil fuels are burnt they go on to pollute the air and release carbon dioxide, which us humans are incapable of both breathing in and staying alive at the same time. One of the main reasons that we still use these items is because here in NZ we have a lot of them so it is very convenient for us Kiwi’s. Drilling for Fossil fuels is very dangerous because there could be serious accidents or spills. Mining is used to extract solid fossil fuels such as; coal, by digging or scraping. Drilling is used to get to liquids or gaseous fossil fuels.

Pros and Cons on both sides: There are advantages to using renewable energy like; They won't run out, Less maintenance is required and you can actually save money in the long run. But then there are some disadvantages like; a higher upfront cost and geographic limitations. But if you look at renewable energy as a whole, the positives outweigh the negatives. An advantage to using non-renewable energy sources is; The technologies used to harness these energy sources are well developed by now and they are readily available. Although that might sound great, there are many disadvantages which you can reference in para #1.

My View on said topic: If you were to ask for my stance on the topic ...which you have, I would say that we should switch to green energy sources this earth should be treated as well as we should treat others so why is it being treated so harshly?

That's what I wrote in my 'Renewable vs Non-Renewable' energy essay.
I think it was a good topic to write an essay about and I enjoyed it once I got into it.

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Is Fresh always best? - Kiwi kids news

In this article different fruits and vegetables were compared for whether or not fresh is best. Take spinach for instance when it is stored in 1 week it can loose all of its Vitamin C. Some fruit and veges like pumpkin and mushrooms can increase their levels of carotenoids / fat-soluble vitamins like A, D after they've been kept for a bit.

Friday, 7 June 2019

My opinion on leaving school for a strike

Personally I think that it should be allowed for a student to skip school for an important strike that
they think needs to be stood up for.

Although I think they should be allowed it needs to be for a decent reason not just to skip class,
like they need to prove they can go cause if they cant it’s just a skip class pass. For example if there’s
a protest about workers needing to get better shifts and i want to go then i need to prove that i
have a valuable reason to go cause if i have a job and i'm working from 3 till 10/11 that is so long for
someone to be constantly on their feet or in a chair and i think that it should be better shifts.

Friday, 23 November 2018

'Visiting' South Africa ???

Today we have begun coutry study we had a list of counrties to chose from such as: Australia, Canada, Chile, England (United Kingdom), Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa & United Arab Emirates. I chose to do South Africa for a few reasons.
Image result for south africa
a) I am South African but I would like to know more about South Africa and dive deeper into the culture and history of South Africa.

b) A lot of people underestimate South Africa and think that there isn'tmuch there but it is actually very lively and full of different wonder.

I cant wait to share my discoveries on my blog as I continue my learning and research.

Friday, 2 November 2018

The Flag

Over the past two days we have been doing the flag experiment. we could only use :
1 meter ruler
1 meter of tape
5 meters of paper
5 meters of string
That may sound like a lot but when we put it all together it was a small amount. I was stressful we had one succsessfull attempt but shortly after it collapsed.
You could try this and blog about how it turned out !

Friday, 19 October 2018

Tin foil boat experiment

Today we did the experiment of tin foil boats. So we had to create one and see how long it could float without sinking whilst we put individual glass marbles into them. The highest count of the day was 76 our group came second with 47.