Thursday, June 24, 2010

Come visit Rangitoto!


Hey, come and have a great day here at Rangitoto! This dormant volcano has some great views of Maungakiekie along with other volcanoes in the area.
Rangitoto has a fantastic view of the largest pohutukawa forest in New Zealand. You will enjoy seeing this forest as you walk the well-marked trails on the way to the summit.
It is symmetrical, because when it erupted, the top of the mountain got sucked inside. The mountain looks like it has a cone with pointy ends on top, with the sides being long and narrow.
Did you know that Rangitoto is Auckland’s youngest volcano? Even though it is young it is the largest volcano in the Auckland area.
If you haven’t been to this amazing island, you need to make plans to visit soon!

Come and visit Rangitoto


Rangitoto is located in Auckland’s volcanic field. If you want to visit this island, you would have to take the ferry service. If you and your friends go to Rangitoto you will see many beautiful views along with the largest pohutukawa forest in all of New Zealand.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Welcome to Rangitoto


Rangitoto is Auckland’s youngest volcano and has been around for 600 years, and has a name that means “bloody sky.”

A volcano works when magma is in the magma chamber and then it builds up too much pressure and soon after, it explodes. When it blasts, the top may come off, but now the magma is called lava. Some of the lava might escape from little gaps called vents, along with rocks and ash. Every time a volcano erupts, it builds more and more layers. The more layers there are, the more a volcano has erupted.

If you ever get the chance to hike up Rangitoto, you will not only see a true standing volcano, but you will also be treated to an awesome view from the top. It may take a long time, but it is worth it!

Monday, June 21, 2010

State of origin two

as sad as it sounds for New South Wales support Queensland

Monday, June 14, 2010

Active Earth Animation

This term Pt England is learning about volcano information. Here is a movie to tell you some information about how a volcano erupts.


Friday, June 4, 2010

Queensland




Queensland is my favourite state of origin team,state of origin is like rugby league but it is between two different Australian teams called Queensland and New South Wales.These two enemies are created by the NRL Australian squads, selected by the coach and manager?




I go for Queensland because they are the best team and got the best NRL players as well as
New South Wales, they have one of My favourite people in NRL, Jared Hayne
On wednesday the 27th 2010 they played head to head together and it was a good challenge but Queensland came out on top with a 28-24 score to queensland as Darius Boyed scored the first try well as and Sam Thaiday scored the last closing try.

Active Earth Animation

Active Earth Animation

Active Earth Animation

Active Earth Animation

Active Earth Animation

Active Earth Animation

Active Earth Animation

Active Earth Animation

Active Earth Animation

Active Earth Animation

Active Earth Animation

Active Earth...The Power Of Pressure!


We have been busy studying our "active" earth, which means that we are beginning to understands quite a bit about earthquakes and volcanos. This is a short video that highlights some of the adventures that we've had along the way! We hope you enjoy watching it, and please feel free to leave us suggestions or comments to improve our work for the next movie.