BTN Donating Blood

This BTN was about donating blood. Donating blood is very important in Australian society and just one donation can save up to 3 lives. When donating blood you can chose to donate plasma, platelets or the whole thing. If you chose to donate one part, the machine will take the blood out of your body, then takes the substance that you are donating and puts the rest back into your body. Once they have your blood they take it to factories and do tests on it to see if its at standard to help other people and not spread diseases. Most of the blood people donate goes to people with cancer or blood problems. 18 percent goes to people who needs surgery, and only 2 percent goes to people who have been in road accidents. you can also download an app to tell you when and where your blood has been used around Australia. I understand that donating blood can save up to 3 lives and you can donate regularly. I also know that most of the blood donated goes to people who have cancer or blood problems. How regularly does your body reproduce blood so you can donate it again?

BTN First Fleet

This BTN article was about the first fleet. Three facts I got from the article were: 11 ships were a part of the first fleet, 6 carried convicts, 2 where navy ships and 3 had supplies. 700 people were packed on the congested boats including more than seventeen children and around twenty that wouldn’t survive the journey. The first fleet left Portsmouth, England on the 13th of May 1787 and arrived on 19th of January 1788 at Botany Bay. Two questions I have are, were there other people at the time travelling to NSW or Australia? And how many people didn’t survive the trip to Australia? An understanding I have is that there was heaps of people and not enough boats to carry them all but they did it in a way that was very uncomfortable. 

BTN Soccer School

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Soccer is a great sport to play and is the most supported sport. Some kids play every recess and lunch. It’s about a class where soccer is used as a tool to teach kids a whole variety of subjects.  I personally think this is a good idea because there’s a lot you can learn from sport, writing match reports takes English skills, analysing the stats takes maths skills Also some Arsenal players come into classrooms to teach and talk about soccer.Will any other schools teach playing soccer? How does it help your mental skills? I wonder why soccer is the most supported sport.

BTN – AFL Kids

This BTN was about how Aussie outback football players have a chance to play AFL and how they feel if they play. Some people feel ready but when they play the real game they get nervous and pressured and don’t play to their limits. Some people turn down the offer because they are feeling pressure to play professionally and they worry about being homesick in the new environment. Others feel ready and they prove it in the real game. When AFL teams select new players the Aussie outback is always one of the best places to select players from. Some players selected for AFL are from the Aussie outback because they are fast and have great skill. AFL is one of the toughest sports to play. Why did Zeph Skinner quit? How many people get selected to play AFL each year?

BTN Ahn Do’s Journey

Red – facts

Blue – Questions

Green – Insight

This BTN was about Ahn’s journey as a refugee from Vietnam. Some facts I got after watching the video where he travelled from Vietnam when he was 2. It took them five days at sea and then they were picked up by a German ship. They were attacked by pirates and Ahn’s little brother was dangled by the side of the boat but they spared his life. When they arrived to Australia they were very welcomed and they were treated with care. Two question I have after watching the video were what kind of boat did they take from Vietnam and did they have any objects from Vietnam when they arrived at Australia? One insight I have is lots of people left Vietnam because of the war.

BTN – Australian Federation

Facts – RED

Questions – GREEN

Insight – BLUE

This BTN article was about how the Australian federation was made. Three facts I got from the video where the first person to discover Australia was a Dutch explore called Ayden Tasman in 1642 came across Tasmania but moved on. Australia wasn’t claimed until 1770 when Captain James cook claimed a big chunk of and for Britain.  By the 1860’s Britain had set up six colonies around Australia and Great Britain was the big boss. Each colony had their own defence, trade rules and their own railway lines. Two questions I have after watching the article where why did Britain set up six colonies? and did each colony have their own leader? One insight I got after watching the video was that Britain was the country that made Australia what it is today.

BTN

This article was about privet Suds and privet Thomson and how they made history for stealing a cloth. Three facts I got from the article where Privet Suds and Privet Thomson thought that a convict’s life was easy. They though that getting caught would be a good thing. That’s because convicts got assigned hours of work agreed pay rates and had land rights once there sentence was over. But Frances Falls who is the first chief of justice made them wear neck and feet chains. Studs was already sick before having to go to Australia and forced to wear a lot of chains. Studs died three days after he put the chains on. Two questions I have are when and where did Privet Thomson die? Was privet Thomson paid and looked after the whey they promised he would be? An understanding I have after watching the video was that a convicts life wasn’t that bad if you didn’t commit if you weren’t in chains.

BTN – First Fleet

Key:

Red – Facts

Green – Questions

Blue – Understandings

 

The link to the BTN article I watched is here: First Fleet

This BTN article was about the first fleet. Three facts I got from the article were: 11 ships were a part of the first fleet, 6 carried convicts, 2 where navy ships and 3 had supplies. 700 people were packed on the congested boats including more than seventeen children and around twenty that wouldn’t survive the journey. The first fleet left Portsmouth, England on the 13th of May 1787 and arrived on 19th of January 1788 at Botany Bay. Two questions I have are, were there other people at the time travelling to NSW or Australia? And how many people didn’t survive the trip to Australia? An understanding I have is that there was heaps of people and not enough boats to carry them all but they did it in a way that was very uncomfortable. 

BTN: The Future of Space Exploration and Discovery

Facts:

  1. There is a spaceship called the MCT (Mars Colonial Transporter) that travels to mars that can carry one hundred people or one hundred tons of cargo to mars
  2. Big Falcon rocket will have be the biggest rocket made
  3. Humans would be better to use when exploring than robots

Questions:

  1. What would people do on mars?
  2. Why would it be good for space guys to go on mars?

Wondering:

  1. Could I ever go in space without training?

BTN Space Rock

This week we watched a BTN article on different types of space rocks. Asteroids can be half the size of a football field. After the metroid that was in russia it made a lot of russians think about what’s happening outside our planet. Dust, rock and ice is left over from the occurrence of the solar system. These facts made me think about questions: How and why have they named these things in the solar system e.g. asteroids and meteoroids and another question is  When a meteor hits the ground why does it change names to a meteorite. This article made me wondering about will another planet form in the future…