Wednesday, May 29, 2013
We are building our knowledge about hydropower; what is it is and why is is good for our environment. Do you know that hydropower is created when water that is collected in a dam passes through penstocks and into turbines? We are excited to explore more and find more about how hydropower is a sustainable resource.
Check out what happens when we pour water over this wheel! This is similar to what happens with the turbines. That wheel turns VERY fast!
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
BOOM! The thunder roared through my body and then I knew I was awake! The hail bounced on the ground. It was small and white. The hail was ice. It was very cold outside.
Mrs Lawry's literacy groups.
Boom! In the house I heard a sound. It was thunder and it was so loud that the ground shook. The windows shook too. Just then something fell from the sky. It was hail so we got the umbrella to keep it off of us.
In the thunderstorm there was a flashing blue light that means the thunder is going to begin. It touched me but it didn't badly hurt. It touched me again and it burned my finger and then I went back into my house. Then I went outside and it shook like an earthquake and a tornado. But there are no tornados in New Zealand. All of my trees died and the hail came down from the sky.
I heard a noise. It was a lightening and thunder storm. I was running across the concrete under the storm. The diggers were safe. The diggers were making a hole.
Check in soon to see more of our stories about thunder!