Posted on June 28, 2013 by glenviewone
Fossils are formed when an animal dies and falls to the ground. That’s
when other animals in the world stomp all over the bones. The bones are
covered in dirt, creature waste, mud and rock. The rock forms around
the bone and sucks out the water from the bone. So when people find
fossils they’re actually rock because the rock takes the shape of the
The first almost or fully complete dinosaur was the famous
Ichthyosaurus. Discovered by Mary Anning and a dog that probably
reminded her of her father. Then the dog disappeared because its job
was done. Most people don’t think that 12 year old girl found the rare
Ichthyosaurus but she did find the creature in 1812. Some people say it
was her brother Joseph, not the dog, who helped her find it on the cliff
of Lyme Regis.
At first Joan Wiffen found only sea creatures. In 1975 Joan Wiffen
found her first land dinosaur fossil in the Mangahouanga Stream near
Napier. She used it to prove there were actually dinosaurs living in New
Zealand a long time ago. After several years Dr Ralph Molnar confirmed
in 1980 what Joan had hoped. That she finally found a tail bone of a
land dinosaur. She found a tail bone of a theropod. After a while she
had more successes of finding air and land creatures. She found the
following: sauropod, pterosaur and a bit of the foot from another or
maybe the same theropod.
If you want to know more about Mary Anning you could read Stone Girl Bone Girl by Laurence Anholt
If you’re in a New Zealand school you could read Level 3 School Journal, September 2012
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Posted on October 2, 2012 by glenviewone
1# Many Females of the Tussock family have no wings
2# The Hawk Moth is the fastest insect ever
3# Some Moth antennae are like birds feathers
4# Cecropia the moth is america biggest
5# Some moth caterpillar have such as ‘Io’ are covered in stinging hairs
6# Moths heat up their flight muscles by vibrating their wings
7# Moths are attracted to light
8# Male moths have bigger antennae than female moths
9# Hummingbird moths wings beat 70 time per second
10# Moths eat nectar
11# There are 160,000 species of moths in the world
Moths live in the bark of trees and on the bottom of leaves and
plants. Rachel has drawn a Moth in its habitat for readers to
illustrations by Rachel
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Posted on June 5, 2012 by glenviewone
My big question is…how the war started and why ? I want to know
this because it has been ANZAC day and I think people should know why
the soldiers went to war.
How Did World War 1 Start?
It started from July the 26th 1914 and ended November the 11th 1918
it went on for 4 years. It was called World War or the Great War.
1914- August 1st Germany declared war on Russia.
1915-August 5th the German captured Warsaw from the Russians .
1916-July 1st start of the battle of the Somme .
May 31st battle of Jutland.
December 7th Lloyd George becomes British Prime Minister.
1917- July 31st start of the third battle at Ypres .
1918- the war ended
New Zealand troops joined Australia to become ANZACs (Australia &
New Zealand Army Corps). Nurses were also in the world war ,to help
soldiers that were wounded . When soldiers and nurses left they had a
farewell parade. Sometimes they left in a hurry or early.
The lowest age to go to war was 21. Some soldiers wrote a note book and
sent it to the loved ones. Maybe if they were dying or they were writing
everything at once so if they do die people could read about what had
happened. People have photos of all the soldiers and some people
carry their soldier dairies around. One of the old soldier’s name was
Dudley Muff (died on the 2 of january 1995 before his 95 brithday).
If you were wounded you would get taken back to the ship and get treated before you got taken to land hospital .
If you died on the ship they would wrap you up into weights and throw
you overboard and if you didn’t sink they would fish you out and put
more weights on you .
Enemies put soldiers in jail and keep them there. 2200 New
Zealanders became prisoners of war. That was the largest number captured
in one battle in New Zealand military history. Prisoners were
feed dog biscuits broken up into little pieces and they only got a
little bit of water each day from a small well .
Some people put up white flags to say that they come in peace to grab something from the battlefield .
Some people stayed alive in the war and returned but some never come
home and their body remains where they died. Crosses are in the
ground to show people where soldiers have died. David Gallaher soldier
and all blacks captain was killed in action in World War 1.
There are some remains of the world war like dug outs and trenches .
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Posted on June 5, 2012 by glenviewone
Space is a really interesting place, but dangerous
because it carries no oxygen. It’s just like diving but when you’re in
space you’re up in the air. If you’re going through to a different
galaxy.It will take 100 light years.
Red Dwarf stars are smaller than our sun. Because of their small
size, these stars burn very slowly, which allows them to live a very
long time. Some red dwarf stars will live trillions of years
before they run out of fuel. Red dwarf stars only burn a little bit of
fuel at a time. They are not very hot compared to other stars. The
temperature of a star determines what colour they are. We can
know how hot a star is just by its colour.
No way is our sun the biggest star. We may have heard that the sun is
the biggest but it isn’t. W Cephei is the biggest star that scientists
know about. It is 288,194 times bigger than Earth.
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Posted on May 18, 2012 by glenviewone
Evolution is when things slowly change into different creatures.
Were monkeys ever in the timeline of human evolution? I did some
research and this is what I found out. But I saw not everyone agreed
with the same thing!
Some people do think we came from monkeys because we look like them
and they have some of the same abilities that we have. Like standing on
their legs,holding things in their hands, climbing trees, peeling
bananas, run walk move and making noises.
But some people don’t think we came from monkeys because we don’t
have tails and because we still have monkeys and we don’t see them
evolving into people nowadays.
Another thing that I found out is that someone said the earth has
only been around for 7,000 years or so and it takes 1,000s of millions
years for things to evolve.
I’m not disagreeing from any of them but what I learnt is that if
you get a picture of you and then put a picture of your dad on top and
keep on adding ancestors on to the pile until it’s so tall that you need
to climb the Eiffel Tower to get to it, you might see it’s a monkey. If
not well you need to wait another 1,000 million years to see if a
monkey turns into a human.
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Posted on January 18, 2009 by glenview9
Kingfisher is a diving bird.
A Kingfisher has blue feathers and a black beak and a white body.
Some kingfishers live in New Zealand.
The Kingfisher dives in the water to get a fish. They lay eggs and the kingfisher babies grow big. Then they fly away.
I like them because of their colourful wings.
Illustrated by LatJos and PedMax. Written by LatJos
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Posted on December 27, 2008 by glenview9
Keas are the heaviest parrot in the world.
Keas are green and have orange underneath their wings.
Keas live in the mountains and mostly live in the South Island.
Keas hunt for animals.
Keas scratch their head feathers.
Illustrated and written by GorCar
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