BTN: Bionic Body

This BTN story discussed Bionic Body parts and the effect they have created around the world. Bionic Body Parts are created for people who have inactive body parts, lost body parts or if you where born with no or only a little bit of a body part. Bionic body parts haven’t been around for too long. In 1970 Australia created one of the first Bionic body parts, the bionic ear, which is now being used all around the world. Scientist believe people can have 60% of the human body recreated, which was shown by the Smithsonian Museum who created ‘Rex’ the bionic man. But people are unsure if bionic technology is the future of our life today.

The Smithsonian Museum has been able to create a man competely from bionic body parts. This is a great achievement for the world. ‘Rex’ is able to move and see like a human except ‘Rex’ is still not able to move and see at the same standard as a human.  The Museum has also created lungs, hearts and kidneys that can partially work like a human. They have also created blood from plastic.

There have also been some very succesful scientists from the USA who have been able to create small parts of a mice, rat and monkey brain that can be used in those living animals. And there are so many more bionic body parts that are out there. There is a fake cartalige, organs and eyes that scientists have been able to create. For example scientists have creted an artificial heart that can be used in a living sheep. But with the help of 3D printers scientists will be able to create even more. And with these bionic body parts we will be seeing many more stories just like Alex’s.

Alex was born with a partialy developed right arm which meant he was unnable to use his right arm. So he was given a bionic body part to get him back on his feet (or arms), but I would say he might even be happier that he got to meet iron man. So I have to ask will we be seeing more bionic equipment in the future?

BTN: HANDWRITING

This BTN story discussed the issues and concerns around cursive writing. Cursive Writing is starting to be believed as silly or has no meaning.  So many schools across Australia have began using computers more than writing. Finland has completely ditched cursive writing all across the country. NAPLAN is now having all their test on technology which some say could either increase or decrease the results of tests.

I wonder why so many,  many schools are getting rid of cursive writing because it decreases spelling, neatness and speed of writing. Those are just some of the reasons why cursive writing is important. By getting rid of cursive writing would mean that all of Nicolas Nicola’s effort would go to waist.

If you would like to see the full story and video please follow the link below.

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4178069.htm

Spelling homework Term- 2 Week- 8

Spelling homework Term- 2 Week- 8:

Activity 1: Recycling– Recycling is a way of helping the environment by by reusing plastic, glass, aluminium, paper. Comprehension– Comprehension is a way of predicting something from the information that you have. Cooperative– Cooperative is a way of communicating with others by including everyone. Molecular– Molecular is something that is made up from something from molecules. Desalination– Desalination is a way of how you subtract salt from salt water so you have salt and water separately.

Activity 2: Recycling– noun. Comprehension– noun. Cooperative– adjective. Molecular– adjective. Desalination– verb.

Activity 3: The new recycling plant where cooperation is everything. People have said that this new recycling plant can recycle things faster than any other plant in the world. They have also created a new part off their plant that just opened this year it’s molecular system can e tract the molecule and make twice as many as they had before and they can make it two times stronger. So far they can only do this with plastic and paper. But the more power they get in their new machines, they may be able to do it for aluminium and glass.

 

 

 

Spelling Term- 2 Week- 3

Activity 1.

Experimnet- A test done by someone to see what would happen to something when they do something to it. Example; I am going to run an experiment on those Alians.

Viscousity- A statment to determin the thickness of a Liquid. Example; The difference in Viscousity between these two objects is huge.

Croquet- A french sport where people hit balls off the ground with long sticks on Horses. Example; “that was sure a great game of croquet” he said with a smile.

Comunications- A line of comunication between two things to contact each other. Example; “are the comunications up and running again” he said.

Hydrogen- A gas that is used along with oxygen to make water, it can also be found around nebulars. Example; You need 2 hydrogenparticles in water.

Activity 2:

There are four states of matter found in the Universe. Plasma: The most common State of matter in the Universe is Plasma, Plasma makes up the Sun, the Stars, Black holes, Nebulars and can be found in many more plases it is even n your house. Though it is the most common state in the Universe it is the least common state of matter on Planet Earth. Gas: Gas is the Third most common stae off matter in the Universe. It can be found around large nebulars, Blach holes, Star, the Sun, in our home and in many more places. Gases are the third most common state of matter on Earth. Liquid: Liquid is the only reason why we can have living things on our planet because we need Water, our bodies are made up of 70% water. Liquid is only found in afew places in the Universe it is found on our Earths cover which is 66.6% water , it is also found in Earths metal corebut Scientists believe there maybe be some Water on small Moons. Liquid is determind by a word called VISCOUSITY it says how thick that liquid is, the lower the thinner the higher the thicker. Liquids are the most common state of matter on Earth but in the Universe it is the least common. Liquids particles always move at the same rate. Solids: Solids are the third most common state of matter on the Earth making up planets basically everything that we use on Earth. Solids are the second most common state on Earth. Solids particles do not move they are packed together so that is why they are much harder to cut.