Chiara's Cool Coast

where the coast meets the sea of knowledge

August 30, 2017
by chiara2014
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100wc #7 “The storm.”

Emily laid there on her bed rummaging through her brain trying to find a trace of an idea. Nothing. She needed to think of something that would distract her from the storm. Yes! She thought. I have an idea! She tip-toed past into her room but the unthinkable had happened. “0%! NO!… The battery was flat!” Her mind was racing, what was she going to do? Then suddenly her mind went dark just like the gloomy weather outside. What if she read a book? No! Emily couldn’t bring herself to such a tragedy in life. So, for the first time in her life, she got a little thing called boredom.

August 22, 2017
by chiara2014
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100wc #6 “Metaphorically”

“Today we will be learning about metaphors!” Cato raised his hand and pulled wierd faces. “Yes… Cato…” The teacher sighed. “Did you know that-” Cato started. “Yes Cato, we did know that Cato in latin is smart. Please just put your hand down… Metaphors are where you say something but the meaning isn’t literal. Mia,” The teacher shouted at Mia. “Describe something as a metaphor!” The teacher’s wicked finger was pointing yet again. Mia hates it when that happens. “Umm…” She thought. Mia had to think of something. “As it came rushing towards us, I tackled it and did it right!” Mia wished to herself that sometimes metaphors were real…

August 15, 2017
by chiara2014
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100wc #5 “The Shark Tour”

“And to your right is Seal Cove, where we will be stopping off!” The tour guide said cheerfully. It was as if the boat were rocking in time with my head. I was sea sick, and shark sick. “Excuse me, but is that a… a… shark…?”

“Why, certainly not,” He chuckled, it was so not funny. “Or, maybe…” The driver lurched forward and then rocketed off. The screams burned my ears so bad even the consistent water spray at me couldn’t cool or calm me down.

Mission Accomplished! The seal thought, That’ll teach them for going near my home! He laughed watching them drive off terrified into the distance…

August 7, 2017
by chiara2014
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100wc #4 “My sister”

Finally! I finished watering the garden and must get on my computer before it’s too late. I run towards it my muscles aching then I lunge at it wasting no time but out of nowhere a way too familiar hand appeared and took it way. “Get back here you annoying sister!” I roared my face turning a scarlet color. She threw cushions at my face but I didn’t care. I dashed into her room and I took it! My sister gave me one look. No, don’t do it! She screeched her violin it as hard as she could only then did I realize that I took her computer, not mine.

May 25, 2017
by chiara2014
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BtN “Dog Sled”

Red is Facts

Purple is Prior Knowledge

Green is a Questions

Blue is insight

Black is Summary

 

This Behind the News video was about dogs (pets) that were originally from colder climates that are in Australia to race against other dogs while pulling a human along on a scooter.

I have a lot of prior knowledge for this topic as I have a pet Siberian Husky. I can imagine trying to race her and she would be so excited she would go insane! I’m guessing these dogs have had some training done to prevent what my dog would do. I also know that it is very hard to train Siberian Huskies because they are very stubborn and I think that’s the same for other sled dogs too.

The person riding the dog is called the “Musher” because MUSH! is what Eskimo’s yell to the snow dogs to get them running or in most cases to pull sleds that often carry the people and their supplies. The Eskimos used these dogs almost like camels were used in the Arabian desert just in the snow. 

Some people can chose to race with up to six dogs depending on how the dogs were trained and how confident the rider is with them.

The dogs are often Siberian Huskies or Alaskan Malamutes and in this particular race they race against each other in the Australian outback. These aren’t the places/climates the dogs are used to but they are trained to still run as best as they can.

I must be very scary to just let your crazy dog pull you around through puddles and forests without you have very much control at all of what’s going on.

Somethings I’m wondering about is do they have separate races for the different breeds of dog? And how do they possibly train there dogs to be that well behaved?!

May 24, 2017
by chiara2014
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100wc “Newspaper Hands”

My goal was to make people realize that there are people in the world who aren’t as lucky as us so we should be grateful for what we have.

The bell was always longed for but especially today, we were doing paper mȃché in art and I was so hungry. I haven’t had any food at home for weeks but today my friend gave me lunch. I couldn’t stand it anymore, I dashed through the hall and stuffed my mouth. “Running out of class,” The bully glanced me and violently curled his lip “Newspaper hands!” He spat. “I’m telling the principle you stole my lunch.”

“I didn’t!” I yell, food going everywhere.

“Ewww! You’re atrocious!” The bully ran off screaming with laughter. I cried for the last time at this school. It’s not my fault I was expelled.

May 17, 2017
by chiara2014
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100wc “Life for someone like me…”

My goal was to write a narrative based around a true event (the first fleet of ships to Australia) to give people an idea of what it was like to be alive at that time.

 

Is it a land full of desert or a land full of rain forests? I don’t know! No-one ever told me what Botany Bay would be like, they only bellowed “7 years transportation!” and now they’re sending me to the other side of the whole wide world! I collapse onto the orange floor of the ship, ranting some more in my head: It’s disgusting here! I did nothing wrong! There could be crocodiles there to eat me! I try and go back to sleep but there is no doubt about the fact that I am caught within a monstrous storm, but that’s just life for someone like me.

May 17, 2017
by chiara2014
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BtN “How does the internet work?”

Red is Facts.

Blue is Insights.

Green is a question.

Black is a summary.

This BtN was explaining how the internet works and how its accessed by many countries. The internet is made of cables and these cables are about as thick as a can of soft drink. They’re either buried in shallow areas of the ocean or are under water up to 8-thousand metres deep. The wires carry fibre optic cables that allow internet data to travel from one place to another. The person who helped the internet become how it is today was Tim Berners-Lee. In 1989, he created a system used for sharing information on the internet which he named the World Wide Web. Today, around 3.2 billion people around the world use the internet. An insight I had was that the internet is made of lots of cables that connect countries to the sever. Two questions I have are in the past have sea creatures ever broken the internet cables before? And how do the fibre optic cables transport so much information? 

 

May 10, 2017
by chiara2014
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100 wc “…I just couldn’t eat something so…”

My goal is to write something that younger audiences will find funny and entertaining buy using the kind of concepts which those audiences can enjoy.

 

“I’m hungry mum!” I wait for a response probably like  breakfast was 4 seconds a go!  but the only thing I can hear is the sound of my stomach rumbling. I run towards the fridge but the only thing I see is Brussels sprouts! Yuck! Yuck! Yuck! Yuck! “I see you have found the food your little sister ate the rest of it. That’s what you get for teasing her. Go on, eat it!” My sister says in a weird voice.

“I just couldn’t eat something so yucky! Hang on… That’s not mum! MIA! I’m going to get you for this!” I yell just as lightning cracks from outside…

May 9, 2017
by chiara2014
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BtN “Fashion Waste”

Red is Facts.

Blue is Insights.

Green is a question.

Black is a summary.

This btn was about how Australians waste a lot of unwanted clothes by putting it in land fill. Three facts I learned were that Australians buy about 27 kilos worth of clothes each year. 85% of unwanted clothes end up in landfill. Clothes that are in landfill which are made of polyester can take about 200 years to turn to soil. An insight I had was People like to buy new clothes because of the season or trend. Two questions I have are I wonder how many people know it’s bad for the environment? And why is Australia the second biggest fabric consumer in the world?

 

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