Greenhouse Gases and Fossil Fuels



In my diagram, it explains how Greenhouse Effect works. The Greenhouse Effect is when the climate changes due to the atmosphere temperature and the Earth’s temperature. So the sun’s energy comes into the Earth and gets reflected but most of it is absorbed into the land and atmosphere. The trapped energy is making the Earth warmer, causing the “Greenhouse Effect”.



In this diagram, it explains how fossil fuels are made. Basically, animals and plants, from millions of years ago, had died, got compressed, compressed and then turned into oil (animals) and coal (plants). The compressing took millions of years to do.


Canberra Camp Recount

It was the 24th of November and the 5/6s of MPPS had a camp in Canberra, the nation’s capital! It took 10 hours to get there, and trust me, we were all tired once we got there. We spread into our room and got served dinner, chicken schnitzel. We then went down to the auditorium and had a show called ‘Red faces’ even though we didn’t have red faces and after that, we went to bed.

The next day, we went to the National Museum of Australia where we learnt a bit about Australian history and the Dreamtime. I learnt that string was made from REAL HUMAN HAIR! We then also had to look and write about things in the museum. I wrote about the old equipment used to sheer sheep.

Then we went to the National Film and Sound archive; where we learnt about films, sounds and what people used to entertain themselves back in the day.

Even if the day wasn’t busy enough, we still had to go to Questacon, a place where science is turned into fun! But we still had to have the evening activity so the day wasn’t over yet!

Our evening activity was swimming at the AIS (Australian Institute of Sport) and that was where Australian athletes trained! Now that was fun!

Day 3= Halfway through camp. Jeez, There already? Camp went so fast. Anyways, we went to old parliament house where inside there was the AEC (Australian electoral commission) where we learnt about elections, and voting. Also Old Parliament House was the Museum of Australian Democracy where we learnt about the Prime ministers and Seatings in the Senate and House of Representatives.

We then went to the Australian War Memorial where we learnt about war, and the poppy, why they were the flower. We also stayed for the last post ceremony.

Then we went to Telstra Tower, and to the tip top, there were about 3,268 steps. Wow. Luckily we didn’t have to climb them.

The next day was when we went to Parliament house and learnt about Parliament. We also got to see sittings in both chambers.

Then we went to CSIRO, the place where science is still fun and they had invented the wi-fi!

We also went back to the AIS and had a tour around of where athletes would train.

We had a Movie Night that night and we Watched Mr. Peabody and Sherman and that was tiring.

But the last day is here and we had to get up early, so we could go back home to Melbourne. It was just as tiring but also fun because I slept most of the time, but I did have time to watch Finding Nemo. Once we got back, I was talking and talking about what we did and how much fun we had!


Maths Mate Sheet 2 q. 23

Predict: I predict this is about solving the magic square.

Read: Fill in the magic square.

Clarify: I didn’t need anything clarified.

The BIG question: Fill in the magic square

Mathamatician’s Toolbox: I used Try All Possibilities

Solve: I first added 8+6+4 which equals 18. Then I did 8+7 which is 15 so then I had to fill in the 2. Next, I did 3+4 which is 7 and 11+7 is 18. Next I did 6+11 which is 17 so I wrote in the 1. Now 8+1 is 9 so 9+9 is 18. Now 4+9 was left. $+9 is 13 so I added 5 which made it 18/ That is how I solved the magic square.layla's maths2

100WC #25

Tana walked into a room that was pitch black. She switched on the light and there was a hot pink box in the centre of the room. She walked over to it and there was a tag saying:

Dear Tana,

Merry VERY  early Christmas.

From Aunty Lo”

Tana was pleased but when she lifted the lid, there was just paper.

Tana searched everywhere and found the real present in the exact same box with the same tag. This time, there were hot pink, glittery shoes. It was the pair of shoes Tana always wanted but her parents didn’t buy them for her. She had the best present ever!


Carli’s New Dog

‘This is a guide on how to keep your dog happy!


  • Money
  • Dog


  1. Go to your nearest dog store
  2. Find 1-3 pet toys
  3. Get a dog comb, brush, collar and leash
  4. Get a dog bed
  5. Pay for all of it with you money

Now you’ve got:

  • 1-3 pet toys
  • A comb, brush, collar and leash
  • A dog bed
  • Dog food

Care for your dog and have fun!’

Carli really wanted to get a new dog so she read that procedural text. She has been begging for a dog since she was 7 but her parents said that she had to wait until she was 13 but today was the day,  even though she got her  cocker spaniel last night.

Carli asked her parents for $100. Then, Carli walked to the dog store called ‘Help My Dog Superstore.’

Carli ran and almost fainted because of how big the store was.

Carli got 3 toys, all different, sparkly combs, brushes and collar, a leash, a dog bed with stars on it and dog food.

Altogether, it cost $89.45.

Carli hadn’t named her dog yet so when she got home, she named her Trixie!

Carli knew how to care for her dog because she read books about dogs.

Trixie loved Carli and Carli loved Trixie.


Mini Forensic Science Project

Alphonse Bertillon was a French police officer and biometrics researcher who applied the anthropological technique of anthropometry to law enforcement creating an identification system based on physical measurements. Anthropometry was popular and was the first scientific way to identify criminals to criminals but before that, the police could only solve crimes with photographs or names. The method was eventually replaced by fingerprinting, but “his other contributions like the mug shot and the systematize a of crime-scene photography remain in place to this day.

Bertillon also created many other forensics techniques, including forensic document examination, the use of galvanoplastic compounds to preserve footprints, ballistics, and the dynamometer, used to determine the degree of force used in breaking and entering.

Bertillon is referenced in the Caleb Carr novel The Alienist. The Isaacson brothers, who are detectives, mention that they are trained in Bertillon system. The Bertillon Measurements are also mentioned in the Ross MacDonald Novel, The Drowning Pool.