Packing Pallets Lab report

Aim: To observe what happens when you introduce packing pallets and cold water.

Materials: 1 100 ml beaker, 40 ml of cold tap water, 1 packing pallets

Method: We filled the beaker with 40 ml’s of Cold tap water. We then placed the pallets into water. We observed for 20 minutes. At the start the packing pallets where floating, now they are submerged 1 cm under water, they then broke into 5 separate pieces.

Results: How long did it take for the Pallets to submerge and break up= 20 minutes

How far did the pallets submerge= 1 cm

Discussion: They submerged because the water pressure was pushing them down and pulling them apart. It might have taken less time if we used hot water?

Conclusion: It takes 20 minutes for packing pallets to submerge and dived up in water.

David R. Ashbaugh Project Reflection

#3 Facts

I learnt that David Ashbaugh was born in 11 March 1946. I also learnt  he worked for more than thirty years at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Force.  Also during his career, he helped solve more than 30 crimes.

2 understandings

I now understand that people that aren’t that popular but do amazing things can get so far in life.  I also understand that people do great things for the world that we don’t find out about.


1 wondering

I am left wondering why did this man become a Canadian Mounted Police Officer, I know that he was but why did he wont to he could have been anything, like  a dentist, medic, Pop Star etc. He could have been anything Why join the Canadian Mounted Police Force?

Camp 5 senses Daily Dash

“Ahhhh.” as I breath in my last breath of the Melbourne air before getting on the bus to go to camp! I gave Bonnie one last pat while she tries to lick me through the fence. I can feel her soft fur and taste her disgusting dirt tasting mouth. I feel so happy yet sad to be finally going on camp. I see all the excited face’s around me and smile for two reasons, 1. I am happy, 2. Bonnie has got her head stuck in the fence and is licking my leg and it is tickling. I was standing with Tom and Dec waiting to get on the bus. Lee boards the bus and says ” line up”. I try to push to the front of the line so I can get the first or second row seats. I get second in line after Dec and before Gavan. I ask Dec if he wants to sit next to me, he says ” Sorry Angus but I am sitting with Tom.” So I turn and ask Gavan he says “Ok!” We board the bus and I get second row behind Dec and Tom. I ask myself “Could this get any better?”




Name: Could the is be any better?

Comment me what you think could make this any better, I will choose the best 3 and I will put you in a story! entry’s close 25/12/13! good luck

Handwriting Samples Interview with Professor Angus

Hello and welcome to the 2 investigate TV show. This week we will be talking about the different types of details and fine points that can be found is forged handwriting. So to find the answer to some of the questions, we will be interviewing Angus B., handwriting sample investigator. Now to the first question.

What is a handwriting sample?

It’s a sample of someone’s handwriting.

How do you identify forged handwriting?

You have to look at all the finer details.

What are some of those details?

Some of the details include the degrees of the slants, the links and lifts and the thickness and shading of the letters.

How many characteristics of the handwriting samples do the investigators look at?

They look at the 12 characteristics of the handwriting, which are some of the finer details that I was talking about before.

What are some of the main things that give away the forged writing?

Sometimes the letters aren’t on the lines and that is a big giveaway that the writing is forged, and that the loop size, links and spacing of the letters is different.

Thank you for listening, and make sure to remember the information that we have given by expert professor, Angus B.

Term 3 Project Reflection on Sir Douglas Mawson

I did my term 3 project on Sir Douglas Mawson, who is a Artic explorer and geologist. The aim of the project was to set questions at the start then answer them. We answered our questions and did a little (ok a lot) more. This is  refection about what I learned and what I now know.

Three facts I found interesting and surprising are that Douglas Mawson discovered so much from such a short time he was in Antarctica. I was also interested in his journeys and his life before he became an explorer and explored the Artic. I think it was surprising how the plane engine failed and they made it into a Artic tractor.


Two understandings I now have are that it’s not a good idea to eat husky’s because they give you vitamin A, which is poisonous. I all so understand that when traveling on sleds it’s not a good idea to put your food all on one sled because other whys if for example that sled falls into a canyon all your food is gone and then you have to eat you husky’s which gives you vitamin A which kills you.


One wondering I still have is I still wonder some facts like did Mertz die straight away when he fell or did he live a while then catch hypothermia and die (gets really cold and dies) or escape the deep canyon. I wonder I wonder… or he might of just died.


What were the most important things I learnt? That he survived the Artic, and how the lands used to be and that there would be 402,000 less websites if he didn’t exist.


How did I learn it? I started by searching up Sir Douglas Mawson in the search bar and found a site (that wasn’t Wikipedia) it gave me a site called ABC Douglas Mawson he gave me heaps of information because I read the whole site. The site gave me more information than Wikipedia did.



What am I going to do with what I have learnt? I am going to carry my information with me because I never know it might come in handy one day, like in a test or random quiz or if I own a TV game show I could ask a question about Sir Douglas Mawson. I could also teach information about Douglas Mawson to others.


To conclude everything I think my project went well and working with my partner was good to and we did a great job!