Monday, July 1, 2019

Mary Anning

Brainstorm and plan. 

Words and ideas to use

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Early life 
May 21, 1799
Poor - sell stuff
Mary anning born in 1799 nearly died from lightning but it was a miracle. Her dad taught her how to find fossils. Her family was poor so she sold fossils and seashells. 
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Discovering fossils 
Lyme Regis
Skull of a crocodile - brother - 12 years old
Extinction was a new idea
1812 - ichthyosaur 
1824 - plesiosaur
Curious was the name that she called the fossils that she found. She lived in Lyme Regis. And when she was 12 years old her brother took her to a cliffside. She an ichthyosaur in 1912 and found a plesiosaur in 1824 and she had a palaeontologists that believed her after she had proof.
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1847 died of cancer 
In 1847 she died of cancer.

We will always remember her.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Prior knowledge

Room 7
Dinosaur knowledge
Prior Knowledge
In 2 weeks, we learnt that...
  • Animal
  • Predator
  • Dino is the root word
  • ‘Saurs’ means something
  • Species 
  • Extinct 
  • Huge
  • Large bones
  • Long necks
  • Eggs 
  • Sharp teeth
  • Long tails
  • Eat people
  • Different kinds
  • Spikes
  • Horns
  • Mammals
  • 4 legs
  • Bipedal means 2 feet and quadruped means 4 feet. Some dinosaurs are bipedal and some are quadrupeds. Some can change between the two stances. They are sturdy.
  • Theropod is a 3 clawed dinosaurs
  • Dinosaurs are warm-blooded, which means their blood temperature is always the same
  • Carnivore means a meat eater
  • Herbivore means a plant eater
  • Omnivore means it can eat plants and meat
  • Some dinosaurs are huge and some are small. Typically, huge dinosaurs were sluggish (slow). 
  • Dinosaurs died out 66 million years ago. They started existed 230 million years. 
  • They died because of an extinction event, most people think this was because a meteor hit the Earth. 
  • Dinosaurs legs go out the bottom of their hip bones, whereas reptiles bones go to the side of their hips. Reptiles do not have an extra hole in their skull, but dinosaurs do. 
  • Mary Anning found lots of fossils on a cliffside in England in the 19th century. She was born in 1799 and died in 1847. She survived a lightning strike as a baby. In 1824 she found the first fossil.
  • Non-avian dinosaurs are dinosaurs that are not birds. Avian means birds.
  • Metabolism means how fast or slow your body converts food into energy
  • Diverse means a big range
  • Modifications means changes. Dinosaurs have modifications such as spikes, armour, horns or crests. 
  • Clade means family.
  • Lineage means ancestors/descendants 
  • Paleontologists are scientists that study ancient things including dinosaurs
  • There are 4 main groups of dinosaurs; theropods, sauropods, ankylosaurus and pterosaurs.
  • Titanoboa was top of the food chain after the dinosaurs died. It killed people by constricting people. It spent most of its time in the water because it was super heavy. It was 13m long, as big as a bus. 
  • Hominins existed when 7-6 million years ago, the first humans to walk on 2 feet. 
  • People did not exist when dinosaurs existed.
    • Adaptation is something that changes over time. 
    • Ecology - how animals relate to each other
    • Fossils are made when dinosaurs die and their bones get trapped in rock or mud. The bones break down over time but leave a mould, which is filled with rock. This becomes the fossil. 
    • Dinosaurs sometimes eat each other. 
    • There were 3 periods of time that have dinosaurs. This is called the ‘age of dinosaurs’ also known as the ‘Mesozoic Era’; Triassic period, Jurassic period, and Cretasous period. 
    • Then there were 3 more periods in time, “Age of mammals”, also known as ‘Cenozoic Era’; Paleogene Period, Neogene period and  Quaternary period.
    • Dinosaur fossils have been found on every continent, including Antarctica.
    • Joan Wiffen found the first dinosaur fossil (a theropods tailbone) in NZ in 1975, in Hawkes Bay. She died in 2009. 
    • Dinosaurs laid eggs and they lived in family groups. 

    Thursday, June 27, 2019

    Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    Matariki art

    The first thing we had to do was to get a black paper but first Miss Ashley had to demonstrate for us so we knew to do then after that we had to choose colours from pastols. Then we had to trace a mountain.
    Then we made the Southern light with colours we choose.

    Matariki Cluster

    Matariki is the Maori new year. Matariki is the biggest star. People could also see it in the night when it is Maori new year. Waiti is the second biggest star in this cluster. Then it is Waiti far after Uru-a-rangi.
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    Continents of the world