How would you feel if you got something special to take care of? Well I felt excited because it was my first time growing something in tissue and in a snap lock bag. I do have a garden at home we bought seedlings and not seeds.
I hypothesise that my seed wouldn't grow because I thought seeds need soil to grow.
Fiona talked us through what we needed to do in order to take care of it.
Fiona gave us an observation sheet to glue in our book.
I got my bean from Fiona.
I wanted a Petri dish but, I missed out. So, I got a snap lock bag.
Folded a tissue.
Dampened a tissue.
I watered my bean.
Gave it to Fiona.
On 9-8-2016 / Tuesday 8 of August I observed my bean for the first time and noticed the followings : I measured my bean and it was 15 m.m. long. The colour was broken white ( white but slightly yellowish ). It was smooth to touch. It was a shape of a long and fat oval. It doesn't have leaves yet.
On 15-8-2016 / Monday 15 of August I observed my bean for the second time and I noticed the followings : I measured it and it was 16 m.m. long. It was a yellowish and whitish colour. It was crinkly to touch. It was an uneven oval. It still had no leaves. My inference was that the skin was starting to peel. My evidence is that the bean has too much food inside it that the skin is peeling.
On 18-8-2016 / Thursday 18 of August I observed my bean for the third time and I noticed the followings : I measured it and it was 2 c.m. long. It was a cream colour. It was smooth to touch. It was a long and fat oval. It still has no leaves. My tissue is starting to mold. My inference is it has too much water. My evidence it’s been wet for over 2 weeks.
On 29-8-2016 / Monday 29 of August I observed my bean for the fourth time and I noticed the followings : I measured my bean and it was 2 c.m. long. It was dark yellow. It was smooth to touch. It was a long and fat oval. It still has no leaves. My inference is it’s dead. My evidence is it’s dark yellow and it hasn't grown since the 18th August.
On 7-9-2016 / Wednesday 7 September I observed by bean for the last time and I observed the followings : I measured it and it was 2.2 c.m. long. It was more of a rotten brown colour. It was like touching wet food leftovers. It was looked like a jelly bean that was cut in half. Still has no leaves. My inference is that it's dead. My evidence is it has split up.
After conducting this careful observation of my bean I learnt that plants don't need soil to germinate. I learnt the meaning of germination. Beans in petri dishes are more successful than ones in snap lock bags. My inference is that the ones in the bag are didn't grow that well because it was snap shut and the ones in the petri dishes has a gap for air to go through. My evidence is our class did a survey (only the people that were in the room at the moment) :
Today at discovery time I started doing netball. Vanessa was in charge of netball and Vanessa made me the co-leader because I was the only one there besides Vanessa that knows how to play netball. We worked on the court. While we're doing some passes I had to go to ukelele. When I came back the court was empty. They moved to the hall. About 15 minutes after I came back, I tried to shoot a netball in the basketball hoop I missed but, instead it hit my forehead. After that I went to class and told Vanessa ( the teacher )I don't have anything to do. She gave me some suggestions and I agreed on designing a calico fabric tote bag. I did a sketch of a flower with pencil. Then I outlined it with a black sharpie marker.
I'm going to draw colourful circles at the end of each stem. I'm also hand sewing some beads as blossoms.
For the setup Vanessa, Sharnika and I had to go to the sports shed to get a bag of netball. For the pack-up I wasn't there but I think it should be easy.
A struggle was looking for the design that I liked and was easy to draw, because most of them are to hard to draw.
A strength was drawing my flower.I learnt calico is the type of tote bag fabric.
This is the design I found in Safari : This is mine so far :
Next discovery time I would like to finish my tote bag.
At discovery time today I planned to do sewing, but sewing isn't an option. So, I went to Vanessa (the teacher) right after she organised everyone’s activity. I said “I wanted to do baking.” That's what I ended up doing during discovery time. We baked apple and cinnamon muffins.
I did baking with Ruby, Larissa and Grace. Jessika was supposed to do baking but, she hasn't finished her camp writing so Jessika didn't do baking at all. Ruby and Jessika were supposed running the baking activity.
A struggle for me was getting the seed of the Apple. It was a struggle because I was supposed to cut it as small as possible.
Something I learnt about myself at discovery time was I can learn something just by looking at someone do it.
I learnt how to make a glaze. Glaze : a mixture of water, caster sugar and sometimes cinnamon. The glaze will go on top of muffins.
I have a connection with Grace because we didn't do our activity that we were supposed to do. Grace was supposed to do planter boxes. Grace’s planter box group was up to the planting part but, they don't have the seeds. As if me sewing isn't an option.
I think I showed effort when I took the muffins out of the muffin tray. I think I showed effort because Ruby and Larissa broke most of the ones they took out of the tray.
At last the muffins looked like this
. Just so you know it tastes way better than it looks.
overall discovery time wasn't even a tiny bit how I
planned it. But, it was way better. There was mistakes, struggles, fails and of course learning.
Close your eyes and imagine a world without plants but filled with skyscrapers and mansions and all the humans would have to bring oxygen tanks everywhere they go in order breathe. Would you like to live in a world like that?
I'm sure you all don't want to live in a world like what I just mentioned. The sky would be dark grey because of pollution. The lakes, rivers, seas and oceans would be filled rubbish and would be polluted.
Do you like white, dark and milk chocolate? Well if you do I have horrible news for you. Chocolate contains cocoa powder. Cocoa powder is the dry solid remains of fermented, dried, and roasted cacao beans. The beans are cracked into bits, which are then ground into a paste made of cocoa solids suspended in near-flavorless cocoa butter. Cacao is the tree, while cocoa is the product made from it. Edible parts of cacao pods and the beans inside them can be processed to make cocoa powder, cocoa butter, or chocolate after being dried and fermented. So, what I mean is if we keep on cutting down trees there won't any more chocolate in the world.
Think of your favourite food. You really love you really love it don't you. I’m so sorry to tell you this but if you keep on cutting down trees there won't be anymore oxygen. Animals are like humans they need oxygen to breathe obviously. Animals wouldn't exist because there isn't oxygen tanks designed for animals. Even if there is oxygen tanks designed for animals the animals would just resist us because when animals haven't seen something familiar before they would feel endangered.
What is your favourite plant? My favourite plants are cactuses, because I only have to water it once a month. Enjoy it while exist soon, this world would be a dark and gloomy world because there aren't any colourful plants and you probably know why.
So, in conclusion please stop cutting down trees or not the world would be dull and gloomy.
Thank you for helping me with my injuries during mountain biking and for coming to camp. I really appreciate it that you got out of work and came to camp with us. Group 3 couldn't be able to do the activities without you. I was lucky to be in a group with the best camp parent (it's you) and my last year camp parent and I liked it.
I learned a lot of things at camp like how to ride a mountain bike and how to use it’s gears, the hottest pool in Hanmer Springs Hot Pools is the hexagonal pool and that blackberry bushes hurt when you fall in one when mountain biking. My favourite part of camp was when we went to the hot pools. It was my favourite part because I get to swim with my friends and have fun. My least favourite part was mountain biking because I fell of my mountain bike. A challenge for me was building the shelter during the Bear Grylls Challenge. It was a struggle because Kiri was only helping us halfway. Once again thank you for coming to camp with us. Overall I would rate camp a 9/10.