Monday, 31 July 2017

Mary - Reflection Summary (Social Studies)

I conducted a Social inquiry of the Human Rights issue in North Korea. The Human Right that is being violated in North Korea is article 13,  “The right to freedom of movement or travel as they wish”.
Cause: The North Korean Dictators have violated for 7 decades. North Korea has been under the rule of, Kim Jong-un. Basic freedoms of life have slowly been taken away from North Korean people under the Kim’s family political “dynasty” (sovereignty).
Consequences: Consequences that most North Koreans will face is that most people won't be able to develop properly or learn about what's going on in the Real World, as they are taken the basic freedoms/aspects of life, such as listening to music, watching t.v and etc.
A perspective: A perspective of someone is defector, Yeonmi Park. Yeonmi Park and her family escaped from North Korea to China as they were sick of living in fear and of being under the control of Kim Jong-un. They wanted to experience freedom, being able to watch Hollywood movies without fearing of being sent to prison camps. Yeonmi stated that on her journey to China she travelled through the Gobi desert using a compass as their only way to freedom, the compass broke and she lost all hope and was ready to kill herself as she didn't want to be sent back to North Korea.

My perspective: My perspective is that North Korea should be a Democratic country as it will give the citizens of North Korea a say in what they believe should happen to their country. North Koreans don't get a say in their countries laws and that's why most people are suffering and want to escape. 

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Careers With Maths

For Maths we were given a project where we had to choose a career we want to pursue in the future, and see how Maths connects to it. We were also given certain questions that we had to answer. As you can see by the Title of the Presentation, I aspire to be a Artist/Entertainer/Musician. It's something that I have always dreamt to be since I was little.

Mary - Child Labour in Ghana

Image result for the darker side of chocolate#For Social Studies we watched a documentary about Child Labour in Ghana. The labour that the children had to work in was Coco Farms. Something that I have learnt about the “Darker Side of Chocolate" story is fair trade and its impact. I learnt that Fair Trade could help the families of communities because as part of the fair trade, Cocoa beans could be traded for three times its price, where in exchange communities will be provided with water taps that provide clean fresh water, food and many other resources that could fulfil the daily needs of families.
Something that individuals and groups could do to help protect these communities are, we could start to buy fair trade chocolate or any other products that are fair trade, spread awareness of what is happening in communities like Ghana or even create campaigns that could support fair trade companies.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Mary, Melissa and Koliata - Human Rights Assessment Introduction

Human Rights Assessment Introduction:
1. Identify a HUMAN RIGHTS issues that is currently impacting people and places in the    world.  
We will conduct a Social Inquiry on the Human Rights issue of No Freedom of Movement. Our case study will focus on the country of North Korea.

2.You must write an introduction, describing the issue, where it is happening and who is affected by it!

Introduction : The Human Rights issue that we will be researching is “ The right to freedom of movement or travel as they wish“  The reason why we have chosen this topic is because we believe that everyone has the right to travel wherever they want freely, without any of the Government’s concern/permission and also without feeling the need to fear because of being rejected, where they could be abused, tortured and even put up for execution. We also believe that everyone should be treated equally and fairly, many parts of North Korea people are treated disrespectfully and are left to starve with no help from the government.
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Monday, 12 June 2017

Mary - Acids and Bases

For one Period of science we were given a task about Acids And Bases. We were to complete the questions that were about the mini paragraphs , which were all about the different parts of acids and Bases. Here is what I have learnt so far:
Questions about acids
1.              Name 3 naturally occurring acids. Citric Acid, Lactic Acid and formic Acid.
2.              Name 3 “artificial” acids. Sulfuric Acid, Hydrochloric Acid and Nitric Acid.
3.              Why are acids dangerous? How should all acids be treated? Acids are corrosive, and attack many materials including flesh. Acids should be kept away very well from the eyes, mouth and any broken skin.
4.              What is the difference between a concentrated acid and a dilute acid? Diluted acids are solutions that contain a little amount acid and a lot of waterl. Concentrated acids are solutions that contain a lot of acid and not much water.
5.              Give two reactions by which acids may be recognised. Their reaction with magnesium metal and sodium carbonate causes both materials to dissolve in acids with vigorous fizzing.
6.              What element is present in all acids? Hydrogen.

7.              What is the difference between strong acids and weak acids? When acid reacts some or all of the hydrogen is given up. Strong acids release hydrogen very easily, while weak acids find it difficult to release the hydrogen.

Questions about bases

8.              What is a base? They are the chemical ‘opposites’ of acids.
9.              What is the special name for a base that is soluble in water? Alkalis.
10.            Give the names and uses of two alkalis found in the home. Ammonia Solutions in bath and sink cleaners, calcium hydroxide(lime) for adding acid soils, and sodium hydrogen carbonate(bicarbonate of soda) in cooking and medicines.
11.     What ions do bases always produce in solution? Hydroxide Ions.

Questions about neutralisation

1.              What two compounds are formed when an acid reacts with a base? Salt and Water
2.              Why is the reaction called a neutralisation reaction? Because the products are neither acidic nor basic.
3.              Give two examples of neutralisation reactions in everyday life. Tooth decay and Sharp pain in your Stomach.
4.              Which strong acid occurs naturally in your stomach? Hydrochloric Acid.

Questions about indicators

5.              What is an indicator? An indicator is a chemical compound that changes colour and structure when exposed to certain conditions.
6.              How could you make an indicator in the laboratory? By warming red cabbage leaves with a mixture of water and industrial methylated spirits.
7.              Give the colour of litmus with acids and alkalis. Red in acid solution and Blue in Alkaline.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Mary - Atoms and Electronic Configuration

For the past few weeks in science we have been learning about Atoms and Electronic Configuration.  We have learnt the many parts of an atom and what it contains, such as the electrons, protons and neutrons. We have learnt what they are to the atom and how there role is important to the functioning of an atom. So here is a Google Drawing that I have made that explains what an atom and the electronic configuration is!

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Mary - Tobacco Affects On Hauora

For Health we are learning about Exploring Substances, like drugs and alcohol. For this task we had to write down the positive and negatives of Tobacco that may affect our Hauora(Well-Being).