Thursday, 3 January 2019

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

DAY 2: Fabulous Flora

Activity 1: Weaving a Tall Tale…[4 points]
There is a long history in New Zealand of collecting natural plants, including flax (harakeke), and using them to create cloaks, baskets (kete), mats, traps and ropes. Flax weaving is an art form. It can take years for people to perfect the art of weaving. Have you ever tried it?
For this activity, you are asked to watch a short video of someone weaving a fish (ika) out of flax.
On your blog, tell us whether or not you would like to try flax weaving. Does it interest you? Why or why not?
Flax weaving interest me because in the Philippines, (I'm a Filipino) flax weaving is similar to making a banig. A mat made by hand use for sitting and sleeping and Filipino's use dried leaves and make those patterns and plaiting to make banigs. You could make a lot of things made of flax such as the bird in the video.

Activity 2: Mighty Mangroves [4 points]
Here in New Zealand we have a native tree called a Kiwi Mangrove. Kiwi Mangroves grow in shallow water (harbours). The largest mangrove or manawa forests in New Zealand are located in Northland and in Auckland. According to many environmental experts, they are one of the toughest and strongest trees in the world because they can survive in really harsh (difficult) conditions.
For this activity you are asked to think of someone who is very tough and strong. They can be someone who you know personally or they can be a character that you have read about in a book, seen in a movie, or on a television show.
On your blog, tell us about this person. Who are they? Why are they, in your opinion, so strong and tough?
My dad, he is strong and tough and he also has a big stomach. But if he would carry something heavy now, it might be not the right time because he hurted his finger.

Activity 3: Stranger than Fiction [10 points + 5 possible points]
Here on earth there are more than 298 000 different kinds (species) of plants. Some of these plants live on land and some live in the water. Follow this link to read about 10 of the strangest plant species in the world. When you are finished, choose two of the plants from the list.
On your blog, list three similarities and three differences between the two plants that you chose. To earn five extra bonus points, post a picture of both plants on your blog..

Similarities- Venus Flytrap & Pitcher Plant

  1. The Pitcher Plant and Venus Flytrap are both carnivorous plants.
  2. Both plants catches their own food.
  3. They both need a lot of water to grow.
  1. They catch it's in different ways, they have a difference because of how they trap the food. 
  2. They live in different places, Pitcher Plants live in branches of trees and Venus Flytraps live in soggy soil.
  3. Venus Flytraps and Pitcher Plant look very different, Venus Flytraps have like those teeth that looks so scary and the Pitcher Plant looks like a Pokemon called a Victreebel.

These are labeled for reuse pictures :D

1 comment:

  1. Hi Anamaria

    After reading your post I went and looked up pictures of banigs. They are really beautiful. Have you made many of them. I would love to give it a go one day. I may look into trying it this year.

    I hope your dad's finger is ok? Even the strongest people we know get hurt sometimes.

    Great list of similarities and differences between the Venus Fly Trap and the Pitcher Plant. If you had to keep one as a pot plant, what would it be?

    Bye for now,