Monday, 7 May 2018

Why do Chameleons change colour?

Living in the desert, a small Chameleon lurks around looking for food and water, changing the colour of its skin whenever it likes.  With parrot like feet, it has eyes that can look in both directions at the same time. Chameleon are found in North America, Europe, Asia And Africa in rainforests and deserts. What colours could they be? you may ask. Well, a chameleon can be pink, blue, red, orange, green, black, brown, light blue, yellow, turquoise and purple.

Unusual creatures
Chameleons don't just have weird eyes they also have an extremely long tongue that can grab food from 3 - 4 metres far away from them. The Chameleon mostly eats crickets but it's just to boring having the same meal every single day so chameleons also eat live flies, roaches, grasshoppers, spiders and mealworms. For a long time scientist thought they knew chameleons change colour to camouflage and avoid its predators. After studying them for many years we now know this isn’t true as chameleons can actually run really fast, up to 21 miles per hour. So the truth has been revealed for the very first time in history… Chameleons actually change colour to regulate their temperature. Chameleons when they are cold they change their colour to a light colour and it absorbs the light and makes the temperature go lower which makes the chameleon feel comfortable in summer or winter and if it is to hot they will most likely use a darker colour again to absorb the heat and make the chameleon colder.

Chameleons are not insects they are in fact lizards. Scientists, yes the smartest people, well nearly the smartest people in the world have found out the other real truth behind chameleons changing colour. The second reason why chameleons change colour to reflect their mood. If they change to a darker colour this would mean they are angry. A lighter colour would mean a good mood or they are trying to attract a mate.

How does a chameleon change its colour?
What we really need to know is how they change colour. Chameleons have a special layer of cells - called iridophores - under their skin. These cells, which contain pigment and reflect light, and are made up of hundreds and thousands of guanine crystals. Chameleons can relax or excite their skin, causing these special cells to move and change the structure when this happens, these cells act like prisms reflecting different wavelengths of light to create the variety of tones we see. The amount of species are very high there are at least 160 different types of Chameleon.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

The Red Bullet

Did you know that the red fox is the largest of the true foxes
and one of the most widely distributed members of the order Carnivora.
The population of red fox are stable.

The habitat of the red fox!
Foxes habitat is in forests, grasslands, mountains, farms deserts, suburban areas
And even larger communities.
Such as the cities. Foxes diet as an Omnivore and eat
small mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs, eggs, insects, worms, fish, crabs,
mollusks, fruits, berries and vegetables.

Get a pet fox!
if you want a pet fox, you can have a pet fox. All you need is $8,000.

Fox which hunt are now the hunted
We usually think of a fox as being an animal that eats other animals.
Not one that gets eaten by other animals. But foxes, like most animals, have predators,
also called natural enemies. In North America, coyotes often kill foxes and also wolves.

What does the fox say!?
Well, all species of fox have a wide variety of vocalizations, just as dogs and cats do. It's simple to reduce, say, a dog's vocalizations to "bark,"
but as any owner knows, dogs can yelp, whine, howl, growl,
and make all kinds of other sounds.

I see you!
Foxes are great night-time predators because their eyes are specially adapted
to night vision. Behind the light sensitive cells lies another layer called
the tapetum lucidum which reflects light back through the eye.
Their eyes glow green when light is shone into them at night.

He appears in the forest!
The red fox is a orangy red colour and clear white legs. Also has black feet.
It has a tail like a big fluffy pillow which is also a red and orange colour.

Home Sweet Home
Fox Live in cave like Dens, on the side of mountains and under garden
sheds in the space there is.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

The Trash can pirate

Living deep in the enormous trash can, Esther spends her time scavenging like a Terrifying, adventurous pirate on the seven trash can seas. Looking for treasures to decorate her small carefully built shelter. Wrapped around her neck there is a bright purple scarf, and on her head is a green beanie with a faint pink pom pom on the top. With her borrowed pink square frame glasses she pretends that the glasses are used to help her find “treasure” like a pirate using a telescope. As they always say ‘one man's trash is another man's treasure’ and yes it is, because Esther found a diamond ring in a worn out, battery-less car.  Although she is penniless, she is able to build herself a home that she loves among st the trash land seas.

By Kyza Beazley

Thursday, 8 March 2018

The Ingenious Mastermind

 Living in the deep, dark woods is a tiny, innocent mouse . Looking like an ordinary mouse, he has a bright pink tail that follows him like a snake. His tiny body is covered with soft, brown fur but his ears were like two large satellite dishes on either side of his small head. These help him to listen to predators and be ahead of them so he can escape in time. In fact he isn’t even a mouse at all, he is a ingenious mastermind. Although his claws are blunt his mind is as   sharp a razor. The animals have said that the mouse is an easy Meal for predators  although they wished that they could pick on someone   their own size. Some animals think that he is the predator of the Gruffalo. Even though he is the smallest animal in the forest he scares the animals away.
By Kyza , Rishy and Isha ϋ
Image result for Transparent mouse from the gruffalo←  The Mouse
WALT : Use language appropriate to the purpose.
WALT : Use a range of sentence starters.

This week in R4 we have been looking at character descriptions
We decided to right a description of the mouse of the story "The Gruffalo"

We Were writing these for younger children who may of read this already i worked with a partner Rishy and Isha. 

We Need more adjectives and maybe more similes, I am Impressed with what our group did and i think we are going very well

Monday, 5 March 2018

Soohorang Snowboarding Story

Prologue The Beginning of the Day.
Soohorang was a white tiger with fur as white as the clouds, or as if it was a tiger that been painted by a couple of painters, using black and white. The black stripes were like the darkness of the sky in the night. As Soohorang jumped out of bed, (his white fluffy bed of course), he ran outside feeling so excited. He had been waiting for four years for this day to arrive. Soohorang grabbed his black snowboard with white straps and started to walk to the race. “Towards the elevator” he said to himself, walking to the top of the mountain that looked like it was painted by millions of men when they got lost.

Chapter One : The Beginning of the Journey

As Soohorang waited nervously at the top of the mountain for the snowboarding race to start, the other racers Bandabi and lots of Soohorang’s were also waiting. Soohorangs legs and hands were shaking nervously, like a powerful earthquake . Soohorang felt something loose and the race was about to start, it was his strap on the snowboard that held his feet tightly. Soohorang was extremely nervous , suddenly the race started and Soohorang bent down quickly to tighten his board.                                               

Chapter Two : Beginning of A disaster!

Quickly Soohorang started moving he had to catch up to the other racers. A couple of minutes later he did a 360 degree turn, jumped up and he was back in the race. Soohorang caught some speed, was catching up, he was nearly in front. He saw the racers coming together so close then Soohorang knew  that maybe they were going to crash this would be disaster!

Chapter Three : The Fateful Crash

Soohorang made his way slowing down so he wouldn't collide with the group, as they smashed into each other they went flying head first into the ground.
Soohorang saw snow firing up into the air like water fountains or volcanos shooting lava from the impact of the collision, into the snowy depths.

Chapter Four : The Relieved tiger

As Soohorang made it to the end with some flips and 360's later he was relieved that he never crashed, instead he got thrown a first place trophy. He Was made champion of the year. As the crowds cheered louder than the last winter olympics he was very impressed with himself as all the people continued shouting his name “Soohorang!! Soohorang!! Soohorang!!”

Chapter Five: The end of the snowboard race

Bandabi and the other Soohorang’s were disappointed with themselves as they made their way to the finish line. They slipped and slided finally hopped on their snowboards and went down the tracks. “MEANWHILE”, Soohorang himself said “well that was a close one I might of crashed!” . Soohorang took his trophy and showed off putting his arms up in the air like he just didn’t care about the race anymore . He stood on tall golden podium with the 1st place sign on the front of it . The crowd was loud and throwing soft toys at Soohorang . The soft toys were Soohorang’s and Bandabi’s. He couldn’t of felt more prouder if he tried.

This Week we have been writing about Winter Olympics and i used the charector Soohorang The white tiger

I think i did well im also Impressed with this because this rewarded me with edmen bear