13 year old Sollie Raphael is an Australian slam poet. He wrote his first poem when he was about 9 and has been writing since he can remember. He always liked writing things like little books and comics. When he started writing poems he found it a little bit hard to make it rhyme and fit into the structures. With poems they have a specific structure you need to follow as well as an emotion you should try and make the reader feel. With slam poetry you can use any topic you like, any structure, any form, so slow and fast verses, any stanzas.
How come they have competitions for slam poetry?
Where did slam poetry come from?
I learnt that slam poetry gives the writer a lot of option when writing. And it can vary between how it’s written.
Day after day, week after week, month after month the escape would never end. They knew as long as they were still walking and talking they would still be hunted. The journey would never end and in that time they saw wonders they knew only few would ever see. But they were exhausted they knew they wanted to stop but they knew if they did it would just come faster. Many had come and gone some left because they thought they could face the horrors behind us and others knew they couldn’t go on. They knew the journey would never end so they keep walking past it all.
Mars rover would detect each rock as it follows its path. The mars rover starts off in front of rocks. Then then the mars rover will go forward about 4 meters. The rover will then go left and then turn right for 6 meters. After that it will go down a few meters. Then it will be like a zig zag as you go right then down then left and you will end up in your end position.
The Edison will start on the sheet of paper and would be coded to sense the line. Then it will gradually follow the path/ line around the rocks. First it will go straight forward for a few meters. After its past 3 rocks it will turn right for about 3 meters. Then it will keep on going straight for another 3 meters. After that it will turn right then down then go left till it ends in its end position past all the rocks.
Facts- Humans have always looked up into the sky. We’ve always been fascinated by the stars, asteroids the moon and sun. In the early 60s everything changed when the first human went into space. In 1961 a cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin flew in the Vostok 1 and was the first person to fly into space. This trip made incredible discoveries to help us know today. Many other countries took interest in the idea of sending people into space. Countries like America took on the idea and sent people to the moon in 1969 and Columbia made a reusable spacecraft. They also made an international space station which people live in.
Questions- Are there any other planets that we know might be liveable for humans?
Why don’t some countries join together to send people in space?
Insight- I now see that every trip we take in space helps us understand more about space. We are learning so much about space and how we can live on other planets.
Suddenly the reality of our world came true, the day we all dared to speak of. Our world is filled with darkness our parents keep from us. They feel like they can protect us forever and keep us in their grasp. But the truth is we will eventually find out about what happens outside of our happy little lives. Then we seemed to be on television. It was quite day when I was on the couch as the sun slowing started peeling through the curtains. And that’s where my life ended. Around us were neverending colourless rooms while we just another person pet. They watched and waited for us to do something while they experimented with us.
Bricks Gorilla Yellow Running Pretty
I wasn’t looking forward to my first day to work. First impressions are everything especially when you work in a fashion career. Multitasking isn’t a strong suit of mine. As I was juggling to eat my cereal, one of my shoes on my head and my hair looking like a gorilla’s I running to keep my job. Pretty was the opposite of how I ever looked. I stared at the bricks on each building trying to find my work. After what seemed like eternity I walked into work and slowed down. Trying to avoid everyone’s eyes wasn’t easy especially with my bright yellow dress.
Facts- There was an experiment to see how Mars explorers would react to challenges they would when on mars. So NASA threw six people into a dome in a side of a volcano in Hawaii to do a isolation experiment. The dome was built to give a sense of what it would be like on Mars. Things that we’re used to every day will not be available to them like fresh water, air and privacy. They need to know how people deal with it which is estimated between 1 and 3 years. Everyone is taking the experiment seriously so if you wanted to go outside you’d have to wear space suits.
Questions- When will send people to mars will they stay there forever?
How many people will they send to mars?
Understanding- Now I understand how different the conditions are from Mars and Earth and how much harder it is to cope with these conditions.
I was the outsider looking over everyone but could never think for myself. It was an unbearable world watching kids laugh as I suffered alone. I But the best of my times were watching them suffer, falling on their knees begging their parents for more. But the words I hear all to often is because I said so I liked hearing those words. Parents showing those spoiled kids what they needed to hear. They always got their way but I was trapped on the outside my grasp could never quite reach where I was determined to be. No matter how far I traveled or how much I did I was just here. But I soon realised I would never get my way.
This video was about our place in our solar system. The sun is in the centre of our universe on one side there is terrestrial planet mars, earth, venus and mercury and on the other side is the gas giant planets jupiter, saturn, neptune and uranus.
Facts about the planets
Mercury is the smallest planet but not as small as pluto which is know classified as a dwarf planet.
Mars has two small moons circling around it and has the tallest mountain in the solar system Olympus mons it’s almost 3 times as tall mount everest.
Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system with 67 moons. It has many storm it’s largest the great red spot three times of the size of earth.
Saturn has a very visible ring system with 62 moons.
Uranus has 27 moons and is the coldest.
Because Neptune is so far away from the sun it’s year is 164 earth years.
How do we get information about other planets if we don’t have rovers or humans there?
How do they classify planets as dwarf planets?
This video was about the mars rover curiosity. NASA landed it on space but it was a tough journey. It took eighth months for the rover to reach only earths neighbouring planet and ts shields had to survive 1600 degrees as it slammed into Mars’ atmosphere. Then there were 7 intense minutes of slowing down to find a spot to land and thousands of keys to press. If something went wrong millions of dollars and years of work wasted. Curiosity wasn’t NASA’s first rover on mars but it’s definitely the best. It needs to roam around mars taking samples of rock with lazers. The aim is to learn more about what mars is made up of. But we’re also looking for signs of life. Mars is the most like Earth of any of the planets in our Solar System. Scientists think that Mars may have once been home to some sort of life form. There’s even the very slight possibility that, just maybe, some tiny thing is still living there.
How many more rovers are NASA planning sending to send up?
What are the jobs of the over rovers?
I know understand that there are many things that we have to take into account before living on another planet even the small things help like the mars rovers.