Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Lets Cook

This week in extension we have entered a competition called lets cook so soon you will be able to vote for our school.This is my picture that i made to put on that link.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Story Board

This is my plan about a presentation im creating about Jesse Owens. l will post this on my blog by the end of this term stay tuned.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Shot Put

My writing is for people who want to know more about Shot Put,its history and what is involved in this sport.

Shot put is a track and field event it involves putting/throwing a metal ball in the air as far as you can.The men's shot put weighs 7.260 kgs but the woman's is about half weighing 4 kgs.

The history of this event actually came from soldiers that threw rocks to attack their enemies. Soldiers had competitions for who could throw a cannon ball the furthest .The first time that they actually threw shot puts as a event was early 19th century Scotland,and was in the British amateur championships in 1866.

There are two main styles of throws, the spin (which is what the male athletes use) And the glide which is what Valerie Adams uses. It is simply facing the back and doing a 180 spin and then letting go of the metal shot put.With the spin is a bit more complicated ,you face the back which is the same, but then you spin 1 and a half times which is a 720 degree spin and that's the hard part and let go.

Although you are trying to throw it as far as you can, there are a few rules:

  • Once the athlete's name is called out they have sixty seconds to be in the circle
  • The athletes can't have anything on their hands except a grippy powder.
  • The metal shot put has to be released above the shoulder .
  • You must leave the circle at the back (This one I found quite funny)
  • The throw must land in the throwing area which is 34.92°

The shot put is made up of different types of metals which include iron cast iron,solid steel,stainless steel , brass. But there are also man made materials like polyvinyl that some shots are made from.

So Over all I think shot put is the best track and field event. I think I deserve a 14 out of 18.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Olympic Medals

This week as homework we had to design a medal as if New Zealand was holding the olympics. These are my drawings the green rim would actually be green stone or ponamu as they say in maori .

Monday, August 6, 2012

Stress Busters

This is a presentation I made about stressing.

The Day Before Tommorow

Boom the earthquake hit tsunamis coming from each end that I could see.The end of the world happened everybody was dead but not me because I was in a bullet proof,earthquake proof everything proof bunker. I waited five hours in my underground bunker but only to make sure that the end of the world was finished.

I came out of my bunker finally I could see light . Praise the lord I shouted this time homes where busted even my house but my car  was in great shape because it was in the force field that I created it covered everything i wanted I covered the white house mcdonalds this awesome shop that has so many lollies and the movies and much more.

I went to mcdonalds and made me a big mac with extra mayo and five paties it was delicios then I flew a plane to america and went into the white house. Then i went to the gym and played on the bouncy trampoline.

Then suddenly beep beep beep my alarm went my mum shouted get in the car were going.I got my self to school and that was my night.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Swimming Medly Relay

...In a medley swimming relay there are four people that do four different strokes. They must (or they will be disqualified ) do it in this specific order,backstroke,breaststroke,butterfly and freestyle.

The first person has to swim to the other end and back that is 100 meters. Then when he comes back the official will tell the next peson when to jump in.So the aim is basicly to swim fast.

Tight,light,and streamlined is the type of clothing you need for a fast and furious swim,there are a few things that are also compulsory that is cloths.If you wear tight clothing it will decrease the drag. But there are a few things that aren't actually cloths that swimmers wear ,those things are swiming caps and gogles

If you want to be in this event you need to be fit and have big lungs and train 6 hours a day.Big muscles helps the arms to go faster which means a faster swim.

I think this sport is a very fun to wach and to play .