Tuesday, 18 December 2018

SLJ- Week 1 Day 2 Activity 1&2&3

DAY 2: Forest Life

Activity 1: Giants Among Us [4 points]
New Zealand has a really special environment. Many of the plants and trees found in New Zealand are not found anywhere else in the world. These plants and trees are endemic to our country.  In New Zealand, one of the largest and longest living endemic trees is the NZ Kauri tree. Kauri are mainly found in three regions of New Zealand: the Coromandel, Auckland, and Northland. The largest Kauri tree in the country is in the Waipoua Forest in Northland. It is called Tāne Mahuta. Some people refer to it as the ‘Lord of the Forest.’
Thousands of people go to visit Tāne Mahuta every year. Would you like to be one of those people who got to see Tāne Mahuta in real life? Why or why not?

On your blog, tell us whether you would like to go and visit Tāne Mahuta one day. Be sure to tell us why you do (or do not) want to visit this endemic tree.
I would like to visit Tane Mahuta someday because it's part of New Zealand's beautiful nature. It's also a native tree of New Zealand which is only found here. The age of Tane Mahuta is unknown but it was estimated between 1,250-2,500 years of age.

Activity 2: Fabulous Ferns [4 points]
One of the most common plants found in New Zealand forests is the fern. It is a special, iconic symbol of New Zealand. You will find pictures of ferns on the jerseys of many famous sporting teams in New Zealand, including the New Zealand All Blacks.
Did you know that many of these teams also have the word ‘fern’ in their name? Use your best researching skills to find three New Zealand sporting teams who use the word ‘fern’ in their title.
On your blog list three sports teams that have the word ‘fern’ in their title. Beside each team’s name, post a picture of their uniform. Then, at the bottom of your blog post tell us which of the three uniforms you like best and why.

New Zealand Silver Ferns- A women's national netball team
Link where I found the picture- Silver Ferns National Netball Team

New Zealand Black Ferns- A women's national rugby team

Link where I found the picture- Black Ferns National Rugby Team

New Zealand White Ferns- A women's national cricket team
Link where I found the picture- White Ferns National Cricket Team

I could only find two sports teams that have "fern" in their sports team's name on it but from the two of the uniforms, I like Silver Fern's uniform better. The skirt has a big fern on it and it looks like it has more style looking I don't know but in my opinion.
(Edit)- I now found three sports teams but I still like Silver Fern's uniform better.
Activity 3: Weird and Wonderful [10 points]
New Zealand is just one of many countries that has amazing plants and trees. In fact, the African desert is home to some pretty incredible plants, like the cactus. Some cacti are able to survive on as little as 3 milliliters (ml) of water a day. Wow!
Let’s imagine that you are given a cactus for your birthday. To keep it alive, you must give it 3 ml of water every day.
Over one full year, how much water will you need to give your cactus plant?
On your blog, tell us how to solve this math 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 in milliliters (ml).
1 year= 365 days
300 times 3=900
65 times 3=195
Math is my favourite subject ( A fact about me) :D


  1. Kia Ora Anamaria,

    Thanks for completing these activities! I'm learning more about you. I am finding that math is a lot of people's favourite subject. Do you know what? It's mine, too!
    I have been to Tane Mahuta. It's just as amazing as people say! Do you go to many forests near Auckland?
    Your opinion about the Silver Ferns Netball outfit is great! I know there is another team with ferns in it..hint..they play cricket - can you find it?

    It's great to see you using images to illustrate your blog posts. Every time that we use an image on our blog, it's really important that we tell our readers where we found it, and give credit to the owner of the picture. To properly credit a picture you will need to include a link to the site where you found the image. We have created a guide that you might find helpful. You can check it out here:
    You will need to follow these instructions to earn full points for any Summer Learning Journey activity that has asked you to post an image.

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    2. Hi Lee, I haven't been to a forest in Auckland neither near Auckland but it sounds like it fun to go a forest. I found my pictures in Google and used labeled for reuse pictures but I can edit my post and put the links.

      Thank you for visiting my blog!


  2. Thanks for doing that! You'll get full points. Have an awesome afternoon.
    - Lee

  3. Kia Ora Anamaria, My name is Katelynn and I am also completing the Summer Learning Journey!

    I like how you have added photos of what the uniforms looked like and picked your favourite one. My favourite uniform was also the Silver Ferns because it's not to busy but not to plain and it has a fern on it. Why is it your favourite? Maybe next time you could add some colour to make it look bright and stand out a little more. What has been your favourite summer learning journey activity so far? Mine happens to be design your own hotel. Have you completed that activity yet? I like how you have included a lot of information into your blog post! I like the way you worked out the maths problem. I just timed 3 by 365!

    Good job, Anamaria!

    Did you complete the Summer Learning Journey last year? I did and I came 3rd tied with another girl from my school!

    Keep up all of your hard work and have fun completing the rest of the activities! Enjoy your holidays and have a very Merry Christmas!