My Country

                                                     TANTANIA

My country is called TANTANIA with a capital half the size of the country called BLANCASIO. It is located in the windy snowy lands very close to the arctic so they get a lot of bears and caribou. BLANCASIO is a very white city in the middle of TANTANIA. The flag of TANTANIA is a white and purple stripes and one little light green star in each corner. TANTANIA is shaped like an upside down teardrop and looks like it has a top hat. 

 

TANTANIA is an island and the only way you can get to it is by a little one way bridge that causes a lot of accidents and many injuries have occurred there. Their signature dish is sushi just to know that every restaurant in all of TANTANIA sells sushi. Did you know that there are 1523 restaurants in only BLANCASIO. I wonder how many there are in the whole of TANTANIA. Here are the most well known sushi in the hole of TANTANIA. I will also say the name of the restaurant and the type of sushi.

 

Type: The Big dish

Place: Sushi Tower

Type: Salmon Role Fiesta.

Place: 信じられないほどの寿司 ( unbelievable sushi ).

Type: Patagonia ( which is a flower) Sushi Dish. 

Place:  Matano Sushi

Yes I know that there signature dish is sushi but did you know that Japan actually stole sushi from TANTANIA and made the world think they made it  but they did not so it was very hard for them to show the world they actually made it. They actually almost had war with  but good thing…… wait you might not believe me because russia actually stopped them……. ya I know. 

 

Sushi actually started out as raw fish inside seaweed then became with rice then became what we know as now. Did you know that TANTANIA actually started world war ll and then actually ended it ……. ya i know unbelievable and it also feels like a cartoon made wrong. Did you know that it started as an island only 40 feet wide ya it was so small but over the years the water evaporated and disappeared so the island became bigger and then after a while it created a bridge and that is where the island of TANTANIA is now.

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FOOD EXPIRATION ( SPEECH FOR PUBLIC SPEAKING )

Ewww! What is that? Green mold on my favourite cheese!? Oy, I only bought it… like 3 weeks ago! I imagine that scenario is very familiar in most of your kitchens – reaching for your favourite food and BAM, it’s expired! Dear Teachers and fellow students. Have you ever taken a minute to think about how and why food expires ,what mold is and the dangers of eating expired food?

 

Examples of foods that expire are: meat, fish, bread, eggs and dairy products. Some of these foods come in clearly marked packages, but others are just lying loose on your counters or in your refrigerators. 

The foods in packages help tell you when something is expired because they go over the expiry date written on them. They may also look or smell terrible! 

But the unpackaged foods, like fresh fruits and vegetables, don’t have expiry dates written on their peels. So, you need to use your other senses to tell when they expire or get moldy.

 

What is rotten food? Some foods actually grow mold, but others just go bad/over-ripe. MOLD!! Green. White. Sometimes black and crusty… all signs of the dreaded mold!  

Mold starts off white and fluffy (like that streak on last week’s bread) then turns like a greeny turquoise colour (picture that container of cottage cheese that has been sitting open in your fridge for over a month), and soon after will turn black. It’s probably ok to cut off the white spots on old cheese, but you definitely throw it out once the more interesting colours show up. 

Mold forms when extra fermentation happens which is the result of yeast reacting with carbohydrates. So, this extra fermentation happens in foods like dairy or grain which have lots of carbs. Other foods just continue their ripening process until they are yucky, like mushy bananas, or wet spinach. 

 

Eating rotten foods can cause a lot of different problems. Eating expired foods can cause common things like nausea, coughs, or vomiting. However, it can also cause severe illnesses, like food poisoning, E. coli infections, or damage to the kidneys which can be a life threatening situation. Some examples of foods that are dangerous to eat when expired are: fish, pre-made salads, shrimp, fruits like raspberries, milk and other produce.

However there are ways to avoid getting sick. You can follow the three types of dates on some food products like Sell By, Best By and Use By. You can also avoid eating the foods that look or smell wrong, because our senses know when something is starting to go bad. 

 

We can all agree that eating expired food is disgusting. Food is important in your life but sometimes it can be very dangerous. There’s a joke that in every family, there’s someone who ignores expiry dates and eats yogurt 6 months after the best-by date,(my mom) and another person who throws everything out the moment it expires ….(my dad\) Which one are you?

Grade 4 COOKIEOLOGISTS

If you are wondering why the title of this post is grade 4 COOKIEOLOGISTS, well then this is why. COOKIEOLOGISTS is cookie and geologist mixed together to become COOKIEOLOGISTS.

If you don’t know what a geologist is well then here is a quick video.

Oops! Sorry I got a little carried away. I need to tell you the experiment were doing today. Well today were going to be doing a COOKIE EXCAVATING ACTIVITY. Now lets get started.

Materials:

-ONE PAPER TOWEL

-TWO COOKIES

-TWO TOOTH PICS

MY PRODICTION:

Cookie number one I thought had 7 on the top and 5 on the bottom.

Now that you have your prediction you can start so here is you PROCEDURE.

  1. Take the tooth pic and take out all of the chocolate chips from the top of the cookie and count.

2. After your done that do the same thing for the bottom.

3. Now write down your conclusion on the paper with your predictions. and cheke if your right

My PREDICTION was correct it was 7 on top and 5 on the bottom.

Here is a pic of me working:

 

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Innovation Day Project

                    My Drawbridge


My Innovation Day project is based on the Grade 4 Science unit Pulleys And Gears. We have learnt about fixed pulleys where you pull down and moveable pulleys which go up and down. Here’s a video.

My drawbridge is a fixed pulley and when you pull a rope that is attached to the door is lifted and but when you let is go it goes down but you have to lock it with a lock. I made a fixed pulley because I wanted to try something a little harder than what I’m used to.

My Hypothesis:

I think my pulley will work but if it does not I might have to add some things. I think it will work because every thing im using to make it is a very stable project and with the small car im making with the eraser box will really put it too the test so see how much the drawbridge can handle.

My Results:

Here is a picture of me and my small yet working drawbridge.

My Conclusion:

I did have to change a couple of things but to my suprise it did stand but that was not the issue. The door would not stay down so I had to make a lock. My hypothesis was right because mt pully worked the first time.

Thank You For Listening.

-lilam1

Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing Book Review

Hello,

Today i’m going to do a book review on a well known book, Tales Of A Fourth  Grade Nothing and im going to put a little thing on the side so you know who is who.

Peter: the main character

Fudge: little brother

Jimmy Fargo: a friend of Peters

Sheila: annoying friend

Mom: Peter and Fudge’s mom

Dad: Peter and Fudge’s dad

 

Chapter 1: This book is basically about a boy named Peter and his brother Fudge who grown-ups think are very cute but that is besides all the tantrums and throwing food across the walls just until PetFudge stops eating because he thinks he is a dog so his family is trying to find ways to make him eat but he won’t budge until one day his father had enough but I will not tell you this part because spoilers are not the best. Peter and Fudge live near a park where peter likes to go with friends but sometimes his mother and Fudge tag along too because Fudge likes monkeys and there is a monkey swing on the other side of the park.

 

Chapter 2:   One day Peter asked his friend Jimmy Fargo to go to the park and Jimmy said yes so they went. But when getting to the park with a startle there was a girl from Jimmy and Peter’s class named Sheila. Peter does not like Sheila because she always is trying to touch him so she can say that Peters got cooties but it makes him mad so he tried to avoid her but he and Jimmy got caught sneaking around her to see where she was standing.

Chapter 3:   Peters mom loves Sheila because she’s so smart and nice but Peter thinks the total opposite. Back to the story so when Jimmy and Peter go to the park they play with a set of special rocks and when going up there they catche a glimpse of there rocks and who was standing there. Standing there was Sheila pretending to read a book while kicking the rocks of the structure “hey those are our rocks” shouted Peter “well there now mine now” Sheila growled back.

Chapter 4:   Just before Peter and Jimmy exploded Peters mom came running yealing “Fudge come back oh Peter thank goodness I caught up to you” but then Sheila started to grin then she started begging to babysit Fudge and Peter got annoyed because she knew she would do a bad job but Jimmy thought it was a great idea because Sheila would stop bothering them but that did not happen. Jimmy did not know that Peters mom would never let anyone take care of Fudge. But then his mother did a strande thing she looked at her watch and said she forgot to turn on the oven  so she asked if they could handle 10 minutes and she said yes but one thing Peter had to help Sheila. Peter was really annoyed because once again he does not like Sheila because she is a pain. So Fudge likes birds so he wanted to be a bird so he went on the struckture and jump but in mid-air to find he can not fly so he fell and knocked out his 2 front teeth and Peter got blamed for it.

 

I feel even though im only half way throught the book im really injoying it and I would give it a 4 AND A HALF STAR for a rating for how funny it is and I would really recommend it to grade 3s and 4s / 8s 9s and 10s in age.

I think that Jimmy Fargo will be an important character later one in the story and we will also see Sheila again. You might also never know what Fudge is going to do next maybe destroy a bird or trash a park.

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING

-lilam1

Bianca Andreescu

                  Bianca Andreescu

 

Bonjour mon nom est Lila est c’est mon projet sur Bianca Andreescu. 

Bianca est la première joueuse de tennis canadienne à gagner un titre du Grand Chelem à Melbourne Park.Elle est la première à remporter ce trophée canadien en cinquante ans.Elle est née le seize juin 2000, à Mississauga, Ontario.Sa taille en mètres est 1.7 mètres et son poids est de cent trente-deux livres. Elle a une chienne 

The One And Only Ivan Book Review

Hello, today I’m going to talk a little bit about one of my favorite books. The One And Only Ivan. It is one of my favorite books because it is very interesting .It’s about a gorilla and an elephant.I don’t want to spoil it for you so I’m going to go over the sad or really interesting parts but briefly. So what are we waiting for? Let’s go!

 

 A gorilla named Ivan lives at a mall with a circus show. When he was little he was taken from his family he was alone except he was with his sister, Tag.

His sister Tag gets killed and he is sent to a circus.He lived with the head of the circus for a while and then he became a circus act with his friend Stella, a Girl named Julia who is an artist and a nearby stray dog named Bob.Ivan is an artist he loves to paint and when he was little he would paint on his moms back with mud.Then there told there would be another elephant coming to the circus.Two months later there is a box coming to the circus .In the box there  is an elephant name is Ruby.After a while Stella dies and the circus has to close so they have to sell Ruby and Ivan and find a home for Bob.When Ivan, Bob, and Ruby find home Ivan discovers that Ruby and Ivan were not separated because there is a wall between the gorillas and they safari animals so he lived were Ruby lived too.And Bob, who could forget about Bob, well Bob now lives with Ivans friend Julia who is also an artist.So now Ivan, Ruby,Bob and Julia are happy.

 

 

 

Well if you enjoyed this book then look out for The One And Only Bob.

And for all who are listening please if you have any new ideas for my next blog that would be very helpful

                   Thanks for listening    

 

Lila’s Beaver Article

Beavers                                       By:Lila

 

      Facts Age,  food       Color,weight        ,height           Other

 

Beavers are the largest living rodents in the world.They have really thick fur and webbed feet like a duck so it’s really easy to swim. They have flat scale covered tails that act like a paddle. With powerful jaws and powerful teeth it only takes 5 MINUTES to cut down an eight foot  tree. Guess how many trees they cut down in a year,200 hundred trees. Did you know that the lifespan of a beaver is 10-15 years. In captivity they can live up to 20 YEARS. Once a beaver is two-years-old, it leaves the family house also known as the lodge. During summer, beavers will eat grasses, herbs, leaves of woody plants, fruits, and aquatic plants. Overall, 50% of North American beavers have pale brown fur, 25% are reddish brown, 20% are brown, and 6% are blackish, while in European beavers, 66% have pale brown or beige fur, 20% are reddish brown, nearly 8% are brown, and only 4% have blackish coats.They weigh between 35 and 65 pounds. They are 3 to 4 feet long and stand 1 to 1.5 feet tall. Did you know that the second heaviest beaver weighed 93 pounds, the third weighed 60 pounds but the heaviest living beaver weighing 110 pounds which is super heavy.

 

Did you know that a beavers teeth never stop growing. They grow  from 20 to 25 mm long Chewing on tree trunks and branches helps keep the teeth from getting too long.Canadian beavers built the world’s longest dam so big it can be seen from space.That must be a big dam.They build dams so that

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Tuning Fork Experiment

                  Tuning Fork Experiment.

Hello, my name is Lila and this a blog is about a tuning fork experiment.

Well your probably wondering what did I do for this experiment.If you want to do this at home hear is how you do it.

 Experiment One

The materials you will need are tape,salt,tuning fork and a cup.

  1. Take the cup and put tape on the top and make sure there are no holes.
  2. Put salt on top of the tape.
  3. Hit the tuning fork on your shoe or on a hard surface like a desk.
  4. Put it slightly on top and watch what happens.

             This happens because the sound waves are moving and move the salt.

Experiment Two

The materials that you will need is a cup, water and a tuning fork and paper towel.

  1. put paper towel on the surface your working on.
  2. Take a cup and and fill it half way .
  3. Hit the tuning fork on a hard surface like a desk.
  4. Put it slightly on the water and watch what happens.

    This is because of the sound waves.

 

 

 

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Lions and Tigers.

What are the differences between lions and tigers?

Tigers have bold black stripes but lions are taller.  Tigers are the largest felines in the world and can reach up to 12.5 feet in length (including the tail) and up to 650 pounds. On their part, lions tend to weigh between 330 and 550 kilos and measure between 6.5 and 11 feet. Interestingly, lions have longer tails than tigers.Which is more dangerous a tiger or a lion?Tigers seem to be more aggressive; they go for the throat. “Whereas the lions are more so they will just just pound you and play with you. In a fight the tiger often wins.

 

Lion cubs

 

Lion cubs are born with tawny black spots which eventually disappear as they grow older. When it is time to give birth a lioness leaves her pride and has her lion cubs in dense cover. Cubs remain hidden for one to two months before being introduced to the rest of the pride. Lion cubs start walking at 10 to 15 days old. At birth, the cubs only weigh around 2 to 4 pounds. (0.9 to 1.8 kg), and they’re completely dependent on their mother.

Tiger cubs

 

There are usually about three tiger cubs in a litter and they’re born small, blind and weak. They have all their stripes and drink their mother’s milk until they are six months old, and then only eat meat.Tiger cubs are born blind and only half of the cubs survive. The saddest part is that Tiger cubs are born blind and only a few survive. They only follow the scent of their mother. Tigers are the largest cat species in the world and the third-largest carnivore on land–only polar and brown bears are larger. An adult Amur or Siberian tiger (the largest subspecies) can weigh up to 660 pounds.

Tigers

 

Tigers can survive 20-26 years in the wild.Unlike most big cats, tigers are powerful swimmers .Tigers are the largest cat species in the world reaching up to 3.3 meters in length and weighing up to 670 pounds.Tigers are easily recognizable with their dark vertical stripes and reddish/orange fur. Young tigers often play in water and adults will lounge in streams or lakes to stay cool during the heat of the day. Tigers do not live in permanent groups like lions do.What animal can kill a tiger?lions can 

Lions

 

Lions are the only cats that live in groups.A group, or pride, can be up to 30 lions, depending on how much food and water is available.Female lions are the main hunters.and..A lion’s roar can be heard up to eight kilometres away.Lions scent mark their territory, using their pee to create a border.Did you know that A lion’s roar can be heard up to eight kilometres away. Lions Do Not Need to Drink Everyday, But They Do Need to Eat.Did you know that lions can speak to each other in more than one way. A lion can roar at the age of 2. The lion has a special tongue that is rough enough to peel the skin of their prey away from the flesh.

 

The habitat

 

                                       Tigers                                    

Tigers are found in amazingly diverse habitats: rain forests, grasslands, savannas and even mangrove swamps. Unfortunately, 93% of historical tiger lands have disappeared primarily because of expanding human activity. Saving tigers means saving rainforests  to help the health of the planet

 

                                                                    Lions

 

Lions mainly stick to the grasslands, scrub, or open woodlands where they can more easily hunt their prey, but they can live in most habitats aside from tropical rainforests and deserts.Where can Lions be found?sub-Saharan Africa and Nearly all wild lions live in sub-Saharan Africa, but one small population of Asiatic lions exists in India’s Gir Forest. Asiatic lions and African lions are subspecies of the same species. Asiatic lions once prowled from the Middle East to India. Now, only a fraction of these magnificent animals survive in the wild.

                                                              Thanks for listening.

 

                                                                       By Lila