#GameOn

Problem – Somebody hacked into a girls page and has started putting up rude pictures about her friend.
Solution – Keep your identity secret, log out after use and make sure your site is safe from hackers.

Lord Howe Island Stick Insects

The Lord Howe Island Stick Insects, Dryococelus australis, are truely magnificent creatures. Driven to the brink of extinction by Black Rats in the early twentieth century, they were believed to be extict for nearly 80 years. However, in 2001 these insects were found on a rat-free volcanic outcrop called Balls Pyramid. Melbourne Zoo brought back a single pair. Since then, over 9000 Lord Howe Island Stick Insects have been bred a Melbourne Zoo. Hoping to release more into the wild the current population left living is about 20-30 individuals. Melbourne Zoo is trying to breed many more to save this amazing species.

  

  

 
References:
Lord Howe Island Stick Insect Info – http://www.zoo.org.au/melbourne/animals/lord-howe-island-stick-insect

First Photo – https://62e528761d0685343e1c-f3d1b99a743ffa4142d9d7f1978d9686.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/files/19532/width668/myqwv7v2-1358985781.jpg

Second Photo – http://www.wherelightmeetsdark.com/images/newswatch/Lord_Howe_Island_Stick_Insect.jpg

Third Photo – http://www.australia.com/content/australia/en/places/nsw/nsw-lord-howe-island/jcr:content/hero/image.adapt.1663.medium.jpg

Lego Animation

Together Alyse, Amber, Shayla, Tahlia and I are “WHO ASAKT.” Join us on this mystery we created with Lego at the Zoo by clicking the link below!

https://webdav.oatlandsps.vic.edu.au/class/_Grade%206/Grade%206JA/Info%20Lit/lego%20Movies%20-%20September/Alyse,%20Amber,%20Kayley,%20Shay%20&%20Tahlia’s%20Lego%20Movie.mov

Do You Know Your Country?

If you have an assignment on Australia and you need some facts this is the place to get them. Now instead of boring you with how great this blog is I’ll get straight into it.

1. Lake Hillier in Austaralia is a bright pink colour and scientist aren’t sure why.

2. In Australia there are more kangaroos than people.

3. The city of Melbourne, Australia, used to be called Batmania.

4. In 1967, Australian prime minister went to the beach for a swim and was never seen again.

5. The church of Scientology runs a child labour camp in Australia.

6. 24 rabbits that were introduced to Australia in 1859 had multiplied in number to over 2 million in 10 years.

7. There is a river in Australia called ‘Never Never River’.

8. 75% of Australia’s living species are unknown to man.

9. The worlds largest cattle station, Anna Creek Cattle Station, Australia, is larger than Israel.

10. Australia has over 10 000 beaches. You could visit a new beach every day for 27 years!

Grandparents Day!

    
What is the difference in technology now compared to when you went to school?

Nanny and poppy – There was no technology. Most of my schooling was done using log books. I got a hand held calculator in 1973 which gave me the squared root of a number. I thought it was fantastic.

Alyse – I have all sorts of technology at school and I use my iPad every day.

What are your favourite memories with each other?

Nanny – Taking Alyse to Annie.

Poppy – Alyse being my first grandchild.

Alyse – When they look after me A.K.A baby sitting

How does school look different?

Nanny – I went to a one teacher school with about 15 students over 6 grades. Then I had to go to boarding school for what would have been year 7. The teacher used to live with a set of the parents until they bought a house for him.

Poppy – I went to St. Joseph’s in Black Rock; it was a brick building and it is still there.

Alyse – I currently go to Oatlands. It  is very big and we have a lot of kids

Insect Recipes; Ginger Cricket Sweets

  
Ginger cricket sweets

For those struggling to get their heads (or stomachs) around the concept of eating insects then disguising the buggy goodness in a batch of ginger chocolate sweets is the way forward.

Ingredients:

20 pieces of crystalised ginger

4 oz dark chocolate

20 dry roasted crickets

Cover a tray or a plate with grease-proof paper before you start . Slowly melt the chocolate on a low microwave setting or in a glass bowl above a saucepan of boiling water. Hold a cricket and a piece of ginger, dip it into the chocolate and let the excess drip off. Place it on the grease proof paper and leave to cool and harden. Then hold the chocolaty side and re-dip it into melted chocolate. Leave again to cool and store in a cool air-tight container.

I get that they are healthy and all but I don’t think I could bring myself to eat them, knowing that there are crickets in my meal! Would you eat them?

The Wonderful Story Of Henry Suger; The Man Who Could See Without His Eyes. The truth is told.

Imhrat Khan has told Dr. Cartwright how he can see without his eyes. Dr. C has written it down and now we get to hear how he does it. Currently he has found where the yogi Banerjee and his disciple live in the middle of a jungle. Imhrat Khan is hiding in a beautiful tree with a great leaf covering. I am interested to hear what happens next.