September 11

Week #1 (19)

Emma the curious asked her. “What are those Giant hands?” she asked. Her mother smiled.

“A long time ago when giants ruled with barley any humans a man created a machine sacrificing himself to giants tied him up and played tug of war. He escaped and as soon as his feet touched ground, giants were sucked into the earth turning to stone and we humans lived in piece,” she said. Emma frowned.  “Were there any giants left?”  And suddenly the mother turned vicious and grew and grew and grew. Emma was stunned… and to slow.

“AAAaaahhh!!!!!!” Emma was gone.

 

 

 

 

August 6

Special Prompt #3 (18)

Poetry Class.

I had my first post poetry exam. I hated poetry.

I am the best

I went to a fest

I’m real stressed

Your hairs like a bird nest    

 

I crost that out because I know Mrs Elderbra liked deep,
romantic and painfull poems:

Her eyes have the flame

But face colder than ice

No one left to blame

No one left to play nice

 

She regularly keeps

Her heart in a wooden box

She’s awake when she sleeps

Sneaky as a fox

 

Time is running out

Tick tock tick tock

She’s chasing you around,

Around around the clock

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 5

Special Prompt #2 (18)

BANG! BANG! BANG! Guns were firing behind me. I had to get out of here. I’m Jake Zanner and I’m a wanted fugitive who was framed. I ran into the forest making sure no one followed me, when I found a purple door…

BANG! BANG! I had no choice but to get in and close the door appearing in a white weird box thing. I was a very impatient kid, so after around 8 minutes I hoped out and realised I had just walked through my bedroom door. This is a time machine! This is great I can, fix everything!

Special prompt #2 (18)

July 30

Special Prompt #1 (18)

…so, as I looked over the hedge , I saw…

 

It is always so boring in our little town, everything’s always the same. Everyone loves the science, but not me. I’m not really considered as ‘everyone’.

I couldn’t sleep that night, so I wondered off into the forest. There was a ginormous hedge blocking the other town from view. No one’s ever been here before, I thought.  I leaped onto a tree to get a good view and so, as I looked over the hedge, I saw something no one’s ever seen, something no one ever wants to see. This is why no one goes here, I thought and ran.

 

 

July 25

How Do Volcanoes Erupt?

By Dalia

 

A volcano is one of the most interesting and exciting features of the planet but is also one of the most dangerous. Just recently one of the world most dangerous volcanoes erupted causing massive destruction is Hawaii. So, how do volcanoes erupt?

To put it simply volcanoes are openings in the earth’s crust, usually in mountains, where magma can escape. They open downwards to a pool of molten rock below the surface of the earth. Most volcanoes are pictured as cone shaped mountains when really, any crack in the earth’s surface from which magma can escape from is a volcano.

Volcanoes erupt when cracks form in the Earth’s crust allowing magma to escape. The Earth is made up of four main layers: the inner core, the outer core, the mantle and the crust. The core is the very centre of the earth and is extremely hot. The mantle is just above the core where magma and hot ash is stored and the crust is the surface of the earth.

The Earth’s crust is made up of huge slabs called plates which move extremely slowly, I’m talking a couple millimetres a year people, but when heat and pressure build up from the Earth’s mantle, the plate’s crash forming cracks in the earth’s crust where magma can escape. This scientific theory is called plate tectonic.

Once a volcano has erupted and magma is spewed out, it is known as lava.  When a volcano erupts there usually is lava flow and eventually it will get bigger and bigger. Over time the molten rock and lava solidify creating that volcano mountain shape.

Magma is hot molten or liquefied rock stored deep below the earth’s crust in the lower mantle. There is no real difference between lava and magma. Lava is just a form of magma that has erupted from a volcano or fissure and is on the surface of the earth while magma is below. Lava is seen as a bright scarlet that is thick and over 400℃.

Most rocks melting temperature of different minerals and though most rocks melting temperature is mostly 700°c each mineral has a different melting temperature so lava is able to partially melt the rocks on the volcanoes side but not completely.

The city was buried in ash. As people were sleeping they were turned to stone.
This volcano destroyed an entire city!

The most dangerous volcano is believed to be Mount Vesuvius.  Mount Vesuvius is most famous for the A.D. 79 eruption that buried the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Despite the dark history, millions of people today live near the volcano. The thriving mass of humanity in such close proximity to the volcano makes Vesuvius a serious contender for the world’s most dangerous volcano. Scientists fear that a catastrophic eruption could hurl scalding gas-rich magma, water vapour and debris at the masses with insufficient warning time for an evacuation.

 

The world’s largest active volcano is Mauna Loa in Hawaii standing at 4,169m! Some geologists also believe that Tamu Massif is also the largest volcano which is standing at about 6,500 feet (about 2,000 meters). It is below ocean surface, while the base extends down to about 4 miles (6.4 kilometres) deep.

So basically, volcanoes are caused by pressure creating cracks in the crust so magma can escape. They are fascinating but dangerous. Some people live near active ones! And some are erupting right now!

 

Tamu Massif dwarfs the largest active volcano in the sea!

 

 

 

Glossary

Debris: scattered pieces of rubbish or remains.

Fissure: a long, narrow opening or line of breakage usually in rock or in the earth.

Herculaneum: Located in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, Herculaneum was an ancient Roman town destroyed by the volcano.

Lava: hot molten or semi-fluid rock erupted from a volcano or fissure.

Magma: hot fluid or semi-fluid material below or within the earth’s crust.

Mauna Loa: the largest volcano/mountain on earth!

Molten Rock: Molten rock refers to rock that has been melted.

Mount Vesuvius: Mount Vesuvius is an active volcano in southern Italy. It is famous for an eruption that happened in ad 79. Thousands of people died when lava, ashes, and mud buried the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae. The cities were forgotten until archaeologists began digging up their ruins in the 1700s.It is the most dangerous volcano.

Plate tectonics: The theory, or idea, of plate tectonics says that Earth’s outer layer is made up of large, moving pieces called plates. All of Earth’s land and water sit on these plates. The plates are made of solid rock. Under the plates is a weaker layer of partially melted rock.

Pompeii: On August 24, 79 CE, the volcano Vesuvius in southern Italy erupted. A thick cloud of ash, stone, and poisonous gas rained down on the Roman town of Pompeii, which stood in the path of the eruption. The town was completely buried in just a few hours.

Tamu Massif: Tamu Massif is an extinct submarine shield volcano located in the north western Pacific Ocean. The possibility of its nature as a single volcano was announced on 5 September 2013.

 

July 25

sentence fluency

I went to the park and played on the swing. Then I jumped on the trampoline with the other kids but I got really dirty so I went home to change.

Exercise is good for you because it gives you energy, it’s a way to work of stress and it makes your body stronger. There for, every one should exercise.

June 24

however she couldn’t believe what she had done. (2.0)

It was rightfully hers. But Annabelle’s evil step aunt had forbidden her to touch it and put it on display in her jewellery shop. It was a shining, diamond ring. It was her birthday tomorrow; her plan was simple:

  • Turn eighteen
  • Move out
  • Steal the ring
  • Sell it
  • By a house
  • Live a happy life

So when she turned eighteen, she moved out and stole the ring but all this anger swelled up inside her so she stole everything and burnt the shop. She sold the stuff  and got a house however, she still couldn’t beive what she had done.

June 24

Week#36 (18)

An   Italian, town was named after the medusae Pythonis witch is Latin for the Medusa python and I am here to tell you the story: it was war and citizens had discovered a weapon that could end Italy. It was a gun that had an extremely powerful bomb. General Haphusto was ready to fire when the Medusa snake crawled up him. The General froze. The snake knotted it’s huge but elegant body at the tip of the gun. The General came back and fired! But Italy was still standing because he destroyed the snake. It’s how we got our name.

June 24

Week#35 (18)

At school, at any school, thiers ussualy that fithy rich kid who gets anything she wants and can patically get away with murder. At anna’s school, her name is Violate Beartrix. Her mum is the princepal an dher dad is alawyet. She get’s anything she wants and wins in everything weather she cheats or convinces mommy to pull a few strings. She buys her way out of everything and is so mean! Oneday she buoght something that anna thought she would never lose: her friends.

It is something she would do, however, she couldn’t believe what she had just done.

June 4

Week #34 (18)

 Bridge sprinkled daffodill huge pink

It was a summer morning and Mrs G.Annaer’s life was perfect. She had a family, a great job, what could go wrong?

Her beautiful children, Anna and Elizabeth were playing with daffodils and having a picnic by the lake.

“Okay girls its time to eat the cupcakes! The icings pink! Girls? girls!” Said Mrs G. anners.

Suddenly there was a huge splash coming from the lake.

“Girls!”

She ran to the bridge at lightning speed but it was too late, the girls had already slipped under the sparkling water of Flowlash Lake as it sprinkled in the sunlight.Image result for a picnic by a lake with a bridge