1. Hydroelectricity: is the term referring to electricity generated by hydropower; the production of electrical power through the use of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water.

Hydroelectricity:  the making of electricity by gravity or flowing water

Fish and other sea creature are injured by turbine blades. Algae and aquatic weed can result in scarce amount of marine light because the water is still.

  1. America uses the most hydroelectricity in the world, but in America everyday people use it.
  2. Water wheels help farmers with their machinery they generate electricity without producing air pollution.



plus minus interesting
  1. It’s renewable.
  2. It’s not polluting the earth.
  3. Price stability



1.It damages habitats for sea creatures and marine life.2. its damages the climate

3.it damages the eco system to extant.

1. Greenland doesn’t use any hydroelectricity.2. In 2006, hydroelectricity supplied around 20% of the world’s electricity

3. Hydroelectricity isn’t electricity it generates electricity.




Term 3 project reflection

Term 3 Project reflection:

On the third term of this year I and my class were given the task of completing a assignment about an Australian explorer in pairs I ended up being paired with Erik who I have worked with before. We decided to research Professor’ Martin Pera, he is working on the development of Stem cell research.

3 Facts I found interesting:

1. Stem cells are the only cell that can multiply and turn into any other cell. I found this interesting because I didn’t know that a tiny cell could turn into another cell and be used for medical research.

2. Martin Pera is one of the first people ever to study stem cells for medical studies and uses, and he is now the leader of Stem Cells Australia who dedicated themselves to exploring stem cells.

3. Stem cells are thought to be the future of medicine and are thought to be able to heal cuts and other injuries by turning into skin, blood and other cells.

2 Other understandings:

  1. I now understand that lots of people are exploring many different things and some people are researching stem cells like Prof Martin Pera.
  2. All sorts of things can be used for medical research and even cells that I never knew existed are being used to help people in need.


1 wondering I still have is:

  1. How long will it be until stem cells are used by doctors, and maybe everyday people use stem cells to cure people and when it does happen how can it help in other ways that we might use in other ways.


The most important things I learnt:

One of the most important things I learnt are  how important it is to work as a team and give them an take advantages of their strengths and think about how you could improve our work and make it as good as possible.


How did I learn it:
I learnt the importance of team work when I was having trouble understanding some text  and Erik came and helped me break it down so I could understand the text and put it into my own words, Erik is good at keeping things organised and understanding long difficult texts he also got the idea to email Martin Pera so we could get more information. And that was important when we nearing the end.


What am I going to do with what I learnt?

In the future I’m going to focus on working as a team with the people I’m working with and focus at what they are good at to get the assignment done and still have time to practise and review my cue cards.


And that is what I learnt and took from my term 3 project.

By Jacob

Asian project reflection

Asian Project Reflection:

Make a list of the most important things I learnt:

The most important thing I learnt was how to find information efficiently and effectively, also to use as many resources as possible to find your information. You need to use as many different sites to get your information because that gives formation. You need to use as many different sites to get your information because that gives you a better understanding of what you are writing and it also confirms things that you don’t really think is true.

What can I do now that I couldn’t do before?

Now I find it easier to put information into my own words and use all the information in better ways than I could do before. Using information in the best way you can is important because it makes the text more interesting and understandable for you and others. Putting your information in your own words is even more important because it shows that you really understand the text and shows that you put in effort.

What or who helped me:

My main source of information was sites on the internet and Encarta premium. I tried using those sources as much as I can because some sites on the internet were made by kids making it easier to understand I used Encarta premium because it was a recommended and once I used it I found it was a great site to use. Once I used my sisters project for help when I couldn’t find some information, it had lots of information that I couldn’t find and I wondered how she found it.

3 Facts:

Each flavour in Vietnam represents an element of the earth.

The red on the Vietnamese flag stands for the blood of those who fought for victory and the star stands for the community.

The person that invented the inflatable chair was Vietnamese.

2 Understandings:

Vietnam has lots of tourist attractions that brings in lots of money.

Vietnam has lots of homeless people so the government are trying hard to lower the amount.

1 Wondering:

Will Vietnam change in a big way or will it stay the same.

By Jacob.

Swimming Carnival Recount.

On the 13th of February 2013 Moonee Ponds Central School went to Queens Park Pool. For our swimming carnival I was competing in:

50m Freestyle,

50m Backstroke,

year 5/6 50m relay,

year 5, 50m relay,

year 5, 50m kickboard relay and the wading race.

My results were all in the top three 3, for Freestyle I came in 2nd,

In Backstroke I came in 3rd,

for the 5 relay we came in 2nd,

in the 5/6 relay we came in third,

and for the kickboard and wading race relay I also came third.

I think Macarthur did very well but I hope to do better next year. But we had a disadvantage because Macarthur has the least amount of people. Despit all our efforts we came in last.

By Jacob.


Letter To Liz.

Dear Liz,

I am looking forward t being in your class this year. My holidays were very exiting, I went to Merimbula for 9 day’s, I also went and saw the HOBBIT an unexpected journey on the 29th of January.

The HOBBIT was the best movie I saw in the movies. I can’t wait ti’ll the next 2 movies come out.

I find division very hard because I didn’t do much in previous year’s. So I would like to do more this year on division.

From Jacob,

Green tree python


The green tree Python is tree snake that could be found most commonly in Papa New Guinea, but can be found in certain areas in Queensland like Cape York. But different species can be found in Indonesia and other islands around Papa New Guinea. It is often mistaken for the South American emerald tree boa. The green tree snake is closely related to the Carpet Python that lives in the same Habitat as the Green tree snake,and eats similar foods.

Pysical behavior:

The Green tree python can reach up to1.2 metres to 2.1 metres In length, the average adult Tree python reaches 1.8 metres. The green tree python is smaller than most pythons. Although the tree pythons name, certain species can be blue or yellow but is very rare. Some of these snakes can be blue or yellow with other colored patterns,such as zig – zag, spots or even just random lines. At birth as soon as they emerge from the egg they can be a a reddish-orange and become green after 1-2 years. Like all pythons they are not venomous but have long curved teeth to grip struggling prey in the trees.


The green tree python feeds mostly on rodents like rats they also like non rodent creatures as well like small birds and mammals. They wait on a branch around 1 metre above the ground and pounce on unsuspecting rodents,birds and mammals. Other snakes eat small lizards and frogs.


To lay the eggs the female green tree snake finds a suitable tree hollow to lay their 8-25 eggs. Onced they are produced it wraps around  the eggs incubating them at the right temperature, until they hatch 6-8 weeks later.


Green tree snakes are normally kept in captivity for study or education. They can only be kept by certain people because it needs the  right habitat and need advance care treatment. It needs at least 60 cubic centimetres for breeding purposes but bigger makes it easier to handle. nearly all green tree pythons are raised in captivity from birth, because those taken from the wild will most likely never become tame.

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