Chiara's Cool Coast

where the coast meets the sea of knowledge

November 20, 2017
by chiara2014
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100wc “The cloaked Man”

He’s always somewhere,

lurking,

ready to strike.

 

He’s always striking,

people,

at a bad time.

 

He’s painful,

hurting,

in the worst way.

 

He’s unfair,

mean,

but he comes anyway.

 

He’s a shock,

but,

sometimes he’s not.

 

He gives clues,

and,

they can be hard.

 

He’s dreaded,

loathed,

for a good reason.

 

He’s feared,

by,

those who can care.

 

He’s sneaky,

camouflaged,

you’ll never see him.

 

He comes,

and,

annoys forever more.

 

He’s confident,

clearly,

always has his way.

 

He hits,

harder,

than you expect.

 

He’s a mystery,

but,

you still know him.

 

His name,

is,

Death.

 

November 14, 2017
by chiara2014
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100wc “The leap of the cliff”

Willow smiled cheekily. “I know it’s dangerous but it’ll be fun!” Her friend Mia wasn’t keen. “But where would we hide it all?” Willow shouted, “Who cares!” Mia still tried to talk some sense into her. “There’s lots of bungee cord and we’re jumping off a cliff!” Willow thought for a second, “It’s a small cliff and you’re just scared!” Mia rolled her eyes, “Fine.” What could go wrong? Willow went first as usual. “Willow, be careful.” Everyone said to her so, of course, she jumped. CRACK!

They all gasped. “Willow! No…” But Willow sprung back up and yelled. “Ha! Ha! I just clapped my hands! It’s so fun! Mia’s next!”

 

 

October 30, 2017
by chiara2014
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100wc “I Wonder…”

I stared into the flame watching the hot patterns flicker before my eyes.  It was as if the fire were hypnotizing my mind to start swimming in the fire. The beauty obviously should be celebrated tomorrow or at least this week. No-one ever stops to think about it, and when they do they think really bad things about something so beautiful.My mind turned up the lane named “Memories” and decided to walk down there. There was Black Saturday but when’s White Saturday and what will it be like? We will never know. Then I snapped back into reality, It’s funny what you wonder when you’re told to do your homework…

October 24, 2017
by chiara2014
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100wc “Trouble in the House”

 

Trouble in the House,

I thought only I was crammed,

but as the heavy door slammed,

I knew that I was wrong.

 

It was just snowballs that piled,

And stayed here for a while.

But I guessed they’d just melt.

 And again I was wrong.

I was drowning away,

and I still am today.

I know it should stop,

but my brain is still slop.

 

Nothing is working.

But I’m still trying.

Nothing is working.

But I’m still trying…

 

Trouble in the House,

I thought only I was crammed,

but as the heavy door slammed,

I knew that I was wrong.

 

October 18, 2017
by chiara2014
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100wc “Help”

Big Freddy insisted he could see gold on the other side of the murky, disgusting creek and he wants me to be him bridge. I longed to yell, oh no I’m not!  But I couldn’t. “Hurry up!” Big Freddy yelled, “What are you waiting for, the end of the school year? 9 weeks idiot!” Before I could tell him it was 10 weeks I felt my head being dunked under the water. As if a ticking time bomb were inside me I began to panic. His massive feet pressed on mine just as I swam up for air… SPLASH! Big Freddy was never seen again.

September 13, 2017
by chiara2014
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“BtN Electricty”

Before you start reading this reflection I would just like to say that I accidentally did another BtN reflection this week (this one!) without realizing this was the one I had to do for homework… so here is my real homework…

Red is Facts

Green is Questions

Blue is an insight

Black is Summary

This video was about when Stephen Gray figured out about insulators and conductors of electricity.

The first fact I found is Stephen figured out that some materials let electricity pass and some didn’t. He called them ‘insulators’ and ‘conductors’. Insulators held the electricity in them and wouldn’t let it move, like the silk or hair. Whereas conductors allowed electricity to flow through them, like most metals.

Also, the Hauksbee machine is a machine used for generating static electricity, the kind that puffs up your hair when you rub a balloon on it.

As well as Stephen Gray presented the difference between insulators and conductors nearly 300 years ago!

Something I’m wondering is hat would the world be like with out electricity? 

An insight I had is that electricity has been around for a while.

Finally, I’m also wondering did it hurt the orphan boy he demonstrated on when he demonstrated insulators and conductors? 

September 13, 2017
by chiara2014
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BtN “History of the Alphabet”

Red is Facts

Green is Questions

Blue is an insight

Black is Summary

This video is about the history of the English alphabet and why it is how it is today.

An Insight I had was the Greek alphabet and the English alphabet sound similar, not just because of the first letter of the English translation is also similar. To me, the actual letters sound quite similar too.

A question I have is why is the English language so similar to so many other languages? English has words that are based off Latin words and Greek words and I’m sure we borrowed words from all over the place!

 

The first fact I found is The Phoenicians are ancient humans and they lived here in the Mediterranean around 3500 years ago. 

Also The ancestors I mentioned before had an alphabet that similar to the one we have today. 

Finally, When the Greek started using the Phoenician’s alphabet many, many years ago they added in the vowels.

Another question I had (even if it’s not really part of the BtN!) is why a “Y” sometimes counted as a vowel but sometimes not? It gets quite confusing in class in the younger grades when you have to name the vowels and things like that!

September 12, 2017
by chiara2014
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100wc “The end”

The red sand burned my feet but I kept running. The main road was minutes away, so was the end. “Wait!” Someone yelled. I used to know them but in a minute I won’t. A rock had foiled my plans. I face planted. He grabbed at my every move, I thought I could escape him! “So, what lies ahead of you? Fool!” I couldn’t speak. Seconds away from the busy road I needed it all to end. I hurled myself closer… closer to the end… It was at my fingertips, water. The man ran as a police car went after him and I had found the end, of thirst.

September 6, 2017
by chiara2014
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BtN “Spacesuit History”

Red is Facts

Green is a Questions

Blue is insight

Black is Summary

 

This video is about the new design in space suits created by Elon Musk (who is the founder of a company called SpaceX)  and what they need to be able to be reliable and durable to last in outer space.

An insight I had was it must be so heavy (on earth because it’s weightless in space) to be wearing these incredible suits. I can’t in a million years imagine what it would be like wearing up to 80 kilograms, I thought our school bags were heavy!

A question I had about this video was why would they spend all their time and money to make all the suits look better when they could just make them more strong and effective? I mean they’re floating in space,     all the other humans are on earth! What I thought the answer was, was that maybe they wanted to have some fun with the situation of going into space.

Another question I had was what do they make the spacesuits out of? Because they are very complicated and heavy as I said before.

The three facts that I found in the video (below) were about all the different requirements that the spacesuits would need because there were (in my opinion) a lot. To start they have to protect astronauts from extreme heat and cold. So the spacesuits come with built in air conditioning and heating.

Also the spacesuits come with built adult nappies for obvious reasons.

They clearly air supply and a gold visor provides eye protection from the radiation in space.

September 4, 2017
by chiara2014
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100wc #8 “The Search Begins…”

“30th October: I have finally found some footsteps of the strange creature! I will follow them tomorrow.” The rescue team went looking for a lost explorer called Olivia and that was the last entry in her diary. The rescue team followed a map they found despite the bitter cold and all kinds of fear. “Look James,” Bob shouted, “A shoe! I think it’s her’s!”

“Don’t be ridiculous Bob! BOB?” James’ heart was pounding but so was the monsters fist on his own chest. The roar was surprisingly familiar. Olivia ripped off the head off the costume. “Happy Halloween Fools!” She has never laughed so hard in her life.

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