Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Writing Sample

W.A.L.T: Inform.Here is a writing sample that I have been working on about the three states of matter, Radiation, Convection and Conduction. Our focus this term was about how to act like a real scientist.
What: We have done some writing to show some evidence of what we know.  We are publishing a piece of writing.
Why: We have done this because we want to learn more about science and more about it. Also to share our blog during our Student Led Coference.
Description: Write an explanation about some thing you have learnt about energy.
When: I did this post in Week 6
Who: I am going to show this to the world so they can see that I know about this stuff and I can move on to a different part of science.
Feedback/Feedfoward: I think that you have done a great job. You should be proud of what you learnt.


Published Sample

Heat and Temperature 

Heat and Temperature are not the same because heat is just hot but temperature can be cold or hot. Hot and cold id thermal energy. For example if I was I a freezer. Then if I wanted to be by the heater I would be wanting to get to the same temperature because I would have been cold before.

People use a thermometer to see how cold and hot things are. So for another example if you put two index fingers in warm 
water and one in cold water then put them both in a normal temperature if water. It would be very hard for your fingers to get to the same.

We put a thermometer outside to see what the temperature was. It was 10. Then when we started

holding it, it went up to 30.

Newtons Cradle

How does a Newton's Cradle Work? A Newton's Cradle works like this. If you pull a ball and then let it go. Then it will create some kinetic energy. There are five balls and when you let it go it will create

energy to go through the balls and the last one will be effected.

Every action has an opposite reaction. If you lifted a ball up and then dropped it, it would hit the other four balls. It would create energy to take a reaction and the last ball will fly through the air.

The balls are held on with string. The balls are metal so when the clang together they make a nice sound and will not break. That is how one works. But what is it made out of? A Newton's Cradle is

made out of:
  • String
  • Metal
  • Science
The Newton's Cradle was made by a man called Newton. He did not know how to 
A Newton's Cradle. So he made a diagram to show his evidence.

  • use a range of verbs (evaporate, melt, etc.)
  • use a variety of specific vocabulary (matter, solid, liquid, gas)
  • add significant detail to describe each part (examples, diagram, giff)
  • vary sentence starters
  • organise my ideas into at least 5 paragraphs

1 comment:

  1. Kia ora Rosalind, a great piece of writing! I like the way you have used two concepts (Heat/Temp and Newton's Cradle) in your finished piece. This helps you to inform your audience on the different science concepts. You have used original ideas to back up your thinking - great job! You are able to think like a scientist by providing evidence from your own experiences.