Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Vaifoa- Cells

Greetings and welcome to my new blog post! Throughout this term in Science with Mr Tyagi, we've been learning about Living and Non-living, Cell structure and also the Functions of cell parts which are (organelles.)  Our task for today was to write a blog post to show what we've learnt within these five weeks. I've created two diagrams to show that I'm able to learn and know the different cells and their functions within the Plants and Animals. Check the out the diagrams down below if you insist. Please feel free to leave a comment, Thank you very much for visiting my blog, I appreciate it a lot!

LIVING                                                 Non-Living
They are able to grow
They are not able to grow
They are able to breathe
They can’t breathe
They can move on their own
They can’t
They have sensory organs
They don’t unfortunately
They can produce offspring (reproduce)
They can’t

Livings things are created/made up out of “cells.” They are able to maintain to balance… be stable betwo things as of being dependent on each other. Livings things are also able to move, feed, grow, reproduce, excrete waste and also breathe… unlike Non-living things which cannot indeed breathe… for example, a car can’t breathe because they don’t have any organs to produce oxygen. Non-living things are not able to move on their own but Living things are, they don’t have all of these characteristics. It is defined that life uses a body of attribution which living organisms share.

PLANT CELL:                                                                                                   
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The differences between these two cells “Plant Cell” and “Animal cell” is that there is a total difference in size construction... there are a few difference main structures between these cells, as it concludes the vacuole in the Plant cell and in the Animal cell, it has a more than one. As of animals and plants, they are different but they are still a living thing in life. Plants are able to move around in some cases but not as swiftly animals, it takes quite a long period of time for them to move on their own.

Cell membrane: Very thin transparent sheet that holds everything inside & controls what comes in & out.
Cell wall: Made of cellulose & only found in plants, thick & strong, provides strength for the plant.
Nucleus: Usually a small dark circular spot. The control centre for the cell & contains genes.
Cytoplasm: Watery jelly like substance which fill most of the cell. It holds the cell organelles and contains nutrients & chemicals.
Vacuole: Water filled bubble that helps to keep the cell firm.
Chloroplasts: Small green structures found only in the green part of plants. Makes sugar for the plant.
Mitochondria: The part of the cell that does respiration to give the cell energy.

Names of 10 Things
Living or Non-living
1. TableImage result for table
A table isn’t a living thing and the reason why, is because it can’t grow, move on it’s own, reproduce, doesn’t have any sensing organs and can’t excrete or respire.
2. CatImage result for cat
A cat is a living thing because it can grow, reproduce more of it’s kind, is able to excrete waste and it is able breathe. Cats have eyes which allow them to see and sense their surroundings.
3. BagImage result for bag
A bag isn’t a living thing and the reason why is because a bag needs someone to carry it around… it can’t move on it’s own and it can’t breathe, so it’s not living.
4. DoorImage result for door
A door can’t respire or excrete waste because it doesn’t have any organs like a living thing, it can’t breathe, it’s a man-made object to use to go into places. A door doesn’t have eyes so they aren’t able to seek/look around at the environment that they’re in.
5. DogImage result for dog
A dog is indeed a living thing because it can grow, move, reproduce, sense, Dogs are able to eat food and excrete the waste from digesting the food from the stomach.They have eyes that allow them to see certain objects/things moving around them, They can adapt.
6. PlantImage result for plant
A plant is a living thing because it is able to grow, it can move when it turns to the sun so they can get energy. They are also able to soak up water so they can live.
7.  WhiteboardImage result for whiteboard
A whiteboard isn’t able to grow, reproduce, respire or excrete waste, doesn’t have any sensing organs so they are well known to be a non-living thing. It is a man-made object that was created for school work… write things on it.
8. WormImage result for worm
A worm is a living thing because it’s able to reproduce so there can be more of it’s kind and yet… they’ve done a brilliant job of reproducing, they can breathe, they are able to digest… excrete waste so obviously they are a living thing. Worms are able to sense their surroundings but they can’t see because they don’t have any eyes to see where it’s going. Basically, they just sense their ways around things.
9. PaperImage result for paper
Paper is unfortunately not a living thing because it was created from people...from trees. They can’t breathe nor move on it’s own but they are able to move from the wind blowing them because they are light weighted. They also aren’t able to excrete.
10. WallImage result for wall
A wall isn’t a living thing because it was created from mankind and they aren’t able to move on it’s own, can’t reproduce… obviously, can’t digest or excrete waste nor eat anything because they are not a living thing. The wall doesn’t have any eyes to see or sense its surroundings. It can’t move because it’s been built/created to be stable.
Living and Non-living Things:

1. What are the seven characteristics of living things?
The seven characteristics of living things are...
Movement, Respiration, Sensitivity, Growth, Reproduction, Excretion and Nutrition.

2. Describe the two groups of non-living things…
The first group is those which were never part of a living thing, such as stone and gold. The second group are those which were once part of living things. Coal is a good example, it was formed when trees  died and sank into the soft ground. Paper is non-living but it is also made from trees. Jam is also non-living but it was made from the fruit of a plant. So these are all the examples of non-living things.

Unicellular: Those organisms which are made up of single cell are known as unicellular organisms for example “Amoeba.” It consists of an individual cell.

Multi-cellular: Those organisms which are made up of more than one cell are known as multi-cellular organisms like plants, cat, dog & us.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Vaifoa- Issues and Possible Solutions

Greetings and welcome to my blog post! During ICT (DigiTech) Class with Ms Anderson, we've been learning about creating a multi-level game, we've been planning on making a multi-level game that focuses on the topic of "Sustainability." This diagram I've created using Google Drawing is to signify the planning of what an issue is within the Tamaki Community and convert that into a "Multi-level" game which is created using a Game Making Application called Scratch. You might of have seen my previous blog post about the game I've created using Scratch and that is just the basics that will lead to making a game that is much more related to school which will help the Tamaki Community. Please feel free to leave some feedback :)

Here is the link to find a Google Form Survey to help me figure out what type of game I should make.
I'd appreciate it very much if you'd check it out, thank you for your time!

LINK: https://docs.google.com/a/tamaki.ac.nz/forms/d/1CByrwV49AJSl06kIbM9FqTWolAzleajvL5QgJ3hb-JU/edit

Vaifoa- Context Brainstorm

Greetings and welcome to my blog! Throughout this term, we've been experiencing in making digital games within Scratch. It is now the 5th week of learning in DigiTech and here is a Context Brainstorm I've created using Google Drawing. We've been planning on making a new game with the topic of "Sustainability" as it is mentioned within the Brainstorm. You'd be able to visit my previous blog post in DigiTech, that has my Basic Platform Game. I surely would love some feedback :D Thank you for visiting my blog, I appreciate it very much indeed!

Vaifoa- Powtoon Presentation (Hauora)

Hello my name is Vaifoa Lam Sam and here is a self-made presentation with the help of "Powtoon", this presentation allows you to see what my interests are... what affects the four dimensions within my Hauora, Taha Tinana (Physical), Taha Hinegaro (Mental/Emotional), Taha Wairua (Spiritual), Taha Whanau (Social). Tune in and I really hope you enjoy watching my presentation. You will most likely to pause the video if you don't have enough time to read what is on this slideshow. Thank you for your time, I appreciate it :D

Monday, 20 February 2017

My E-Portfolio - My Blog & 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 on my learning in technology. The Year 10 DigiTech Google+ Community will be used to collaborate with other students about the work that we complete in DigiTech.

We will be developing a game relating to "Sustainability." We have been trialling a game to learn new skills in Scratch.

Here is "The Basic Platform Game" I've re-crafted for my ICT project.

PLEASE read the instructions before you start or else, you will find this game very difficult and might rage at some point within the game. Always remember to stay calm... "Please do not hesitate"

1. Click the "Green Flag" to begin...
2. Use the arrow keys to move the sprite around
3. Press the space bar on your keyboard to jump
4. The Red coloured object indicates "Next Level"

I recommend you to not intend to HACK this game :D

- Don't run into the blue area because YOU WILL DIE!

- The green structure (grass) within the game allows you to jump on them as an object that allows you to have gravity.

- Be careful to not go through the gaps, always remember to JUMP!

HINT: Read the titles carefully to complete some levels within the game!

"Take It Slow" GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!

Music: Alan Walker - Force [NCS Release]

Three skills I've learnt in Scratch: 

  • Coding/Making scripts
  • How to make a sprite
  • How to create backdrops
  • We've also learnt to design levels

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Vaifoa- Proverb: (Wise Saying) - Social Studies

Proverb: (Wise Saying)

“The me you see is the me you will be!”

Vaifoa Lam Sam:

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  • I am physically active
  • I can cope well with others
  • I’m able to be a good listener
  • I’m a fast learner
  • People can trust me
  • I am reliable
  • I can improve
  • I can take responsibility for my own belongings
  • I can follow specific instructions
  • I can figure out a simple situation and help others
  • I am able to take charge of my learning
  • I’m a hard worker and always willing to learn

In P.E, I am able to move around swiftly because I consider to be a physically active person. I find sports very fun and enjoyable and I try to get the most out of it so it could hopefully become a future career. When instructed to work in groups, I can cope very well with my fellow group members as I am willing to help them out for the given tasks and also learn from other student’s opinions and ideas that could work within the group. I’d always pay attention to my teacher so I can be able to know what to.

When an unknown task comes my way, I am able to observe and learn all the basics first of that task and try to improve my ways of learning, I can pick up the basics fast because I have the courage to be able to find my own ways. I’ve been very trustworthy for others… my friends, family because I can take care of my own learning and belongings well. I’m very indeed reliable because I am always willing to take care of others and also be there when people need me...as in sports, I’m always there with my team and support them throughout the entire games and activities we attend.

I am able to follow specific instructions when given by my teacher because I am always trying to get the most out of my work and listen to what I have to complete. When a very difficult situation doesn’t work well in my group, I can figure out a simple strategy so I can help them out and maybe they could help me out as well. When someone tries to distract me with my learning, I am able to take charge of myself and not get distracted from their actions, instead of talking to them about what’s not about the subject we’re trying to complete… I can talk them out of it and start up a conversation about the subject we’re learning and talk to them about an interesting fact within the subject.

I am a very hardworking student who is always willing to learn new interesting facts and subjects. Others would consider working with me because they see my positive impacts and can work well with me since I’m a very hard worker. Every time in class, I try to get the most out of our learning and create some fun interesting presentations and also design pieces of artwork in art class… which I find very enjoyable.