Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Powtoon Hauora

For Health Miss Dougherty set a task on Powtoon where we had to work individually. The task consisted of making slides and adding pictures related to the four walls of Hauora. The first wall is Taha Tinana ( Physical ) for me this can be playing sports, exercise, or simply just walking. The second wall is Taha Hinengaro ( Mental/Emotional ) for me this is anything to do with the way you are feeling weather your happy, angry or sad. The third wall is Taha Wairua ( Spiritual ) for me this is church or saying a prayer with your family before dinner. The fourth wall is Taha Whanau ( Social ) for me this is interacting or communicating with people anywhere.
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Thursday, 2 March 2017

Cells - Science


Two types of cells

Prokaryotic cells
A prokaryotic cells is a unicellular organism for example bacteria.

Eukaryota Cells 
A Eukaryota cells can be both unicellular and multi cellular organism for example humans, fungi and insects. 

Unicellular (Single cell)
Those organisms which are made up of more than one cell are known as unicellular organisms for example Amoeba. 

Multi cellular (More than one cell)
Those organism which are made up of more than one cell are known as  multi cellular organisms for example plants, cats, dogs & us. 

Functions of cell parts (organelles) & Cell structure.
There are cell structure and functions. Below is all the parts of the cell.

1. Cell Membrane - All cells have a cell membrane. The cell membrane is a thin transparent sheet that holds everything inside and controls what come in and out of the cell. 
2. Cell wall - Only plants have both a cell wall and a cell membrane. A cell wall is made of cellulose and only found in plants. Cell wall is thick and strong. It provides strength for the plant.It gives a fixed shape. 
3.  Nucleus - Nucleus is found in all cells. The nucleus is usually a small, dark circular spot. The nucleus is the control centre for the cell meaning that it controls all the activities done in the cell. This part also contains genes which are passed on through generations. 
4. Cytoplasm - Cytoplasm is found in all cells. Cytoplasm is a water jelly like substance which fills most area of the cell. It holds the cells organelles and contains nutrients and chemicals. 
5. Vacuole - Vacuole is found in all cells. Vacuole is a water filled bubble that helps to keep the cell firm. 
6. Chloroplasts - Chloroplasts is only found in plants. Chloroplasts are a small green structure which causes the green pigmentation of a leaf. Chloroplast hold chlorophyll and they cause the green colour of the leaf. 
7. Mitochondria - Mitochondria is found in all cells. The mitochondria is known as the power house of the cell. It holds all the energy and is in charge of the respiration process. 

Living and non living things

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Context Brainstorm

In ICT we learnt the definition of Sustainability. As a class we identified some key points of sustainability in the Tamaki Community. These ideas will be used to help create a 3 level game we will be making on Scratch.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

My E-portfolio - My Blog and the Year 10 DigiTech Google+ Community

My E-portfolio is going to be used to visually showcase the work that I will be doing in technology this year. My blog will be used to reflect my learning in Technology. The Year10 DigiTech Google+ Community will be used to collaborate with other students about the work we complete in DigiTech.

We will be developing a game relating to sustainability. We have been trailing a game to learn new skills in Scratch.

Three skills I've learnt in Scratch:

  1. How to make backdrops
  2. How to make a sprite
  3. The basics of code to make the game

Friday, 25 November 2016

Maori Revision

Today in Maori I learnt how to introduce my self and the person next to me. It was a bit challenging but I got use to it fast. The next step for me to expand my reo is to learn and memorise my pepeha & whakapapa. The things I am learning in class are building up to get me prepared for next years Maori class where I will aim for getting my NCEA Level 1 in Te Reo.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Summarising a Science Text

Key Terms

  • Essential Bacteria
  • Digestion
  • Without bacteria the earth would have no soil in which to grow plants.
  • Some bacteria live of the root nodules of some plants
  • Energy
  • It took approximately 2 billion years for the bacteria to build up enough oxygen in the atmosphere to allow for the evolution of multi-cellular organisms. 
  • Bacteria can be helpful and can be harmful


In the world, bacteria plays a big role in the atmosphere as well as in the human body. Bacteria can be harmful and some bacteria can be useful. A way bacteria is harmful is how it spoils food, making it unsafe for humans to consume. Bacteria can be helpful by helping our immune system get stronger and stay healthy. Bacteria is something that has been around for a long time, it has helped with growth of soil/plants and more. Bacteria infections can be treated with antibiotics but bacteria that aren't killed by the medicine, they become immune to the treatment which makes it untreatable.