This text was about a volcano that is erupting in Hawaii. The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has destroyed 26 homes, but so far hasn’t killed or injured anybody. The day after there was a 6.9 magnitude earthquake, the strongest earthquake since 1975. Kilauea is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. It has been erupting constantly for 35 years. When they say constantly erupting, does it mean it has been spilling lava out for 35 years, or just been bubbling inside? Will they be able to go back to their homes afterwards, or will the gas stop them? It would be kinda cool and exciting but scary to be in Hawaii while the volcano is erupting but also bad because your home gets destroyed but at least you can say you survived a volcano.
Skrinkle: A mythical creature that can fly, but only up to 10 metres in the air. It has no wings but uses its amazing power of mind to lift itself and other things into the air. It is light purple with yellow eyes, and it looks like a cat with an eagle’s head and a scorpion’s tail. It is about half a metre long. It has claws and a beak and it also has fur. If you look at it straight in the eye, it will turn invisible for 3 seconds. It eats mice and cornflakes. Its predators are Lions and Fearlangers, which are monsters that you can only see in your peripheral vision.
This video was about two kids who live in the outback. Right now, almost 90 per cent of Queensland is officially in drought. It is the most widespread drought recorded in the state. Drought is when there’s hardly any rain for sometimes years at a time. That means it can be hard to grow crops, or even grass to feed animals. Angus is suffering from drought in Hughenden, in Queensland, where it can get up to 48 degrees. How long has the drought been going for? How do they get to school and stuff; by car, bus, train or something else? It is quite hard living in the outback, but pretty fun too.
I was playing Fortnite when my friend Pete called me. “Quick! Come over right now!” He said. “I can’t” I replied. “There’s only five more people left in my game. I’ll come over afterwards.” “Ok” He said, and then he hung up. Later, after winning my game of Fortnite, I rode over to his house and asked him what was up. We shared some brownies and then he told me to follow him. We went outside to his backyard. There was a little purple asteroid of some sort in the ground. “It cam from the sky” he said. “When did it arrive?” I said.
This video was about two earthquakes that occurred in the ring of fire. Two earthquakes happened on the school holidays in Samoan and Sumatra. Some of the largest earthquakes we’ve seen have happened in the ring of fire, an trail of land. The thin, cool layer that floats on top of the earth is called the crust. It is made up of tectonic plates, which quite a few meet up along the ring of fire. Underneath the crust is molten hot lava. Is there another type of plate? What are tectonic plates made of? Earthquakes can really actually happen anywhere, not just in specific places.
“NO!” I shouted. “DON’T DO IT!” I yelled frantically from the bottom of the crimson building. My friend was standing on top of the building, about to commit suicide. His last family member, his father, had just died, and he felt like it was all his fault. Also, he had lost his fortune gambling and had started drinking heavily. Poor thing, I thought. Suddenly, he shouted “Goodbye world!” and jumped. It was about a 500 metre jump from the misty top of the building. There was no way he could survive it! But just as he was about to fall to his grave, Superman came in caught him, saving the day!
This video was about a bunch of kids who made an underwater robot. A club of kids, lead by Heath, a kid who is amazing at robotics, worked together to build a robot that goes through obstacles underwater. The underwater robot is called the Sea Perch. They are going to enter it in a competition. A couple of years back Heath got involved in a program called STEMSEL, which helps kids learn how to program microchips. He took his knowledge and created a robotics club, which I was telling you about earlier. What is the club called? How long since they made it? How many members are in the club? Did they win the competition? Kids can actually be very smart, if they are given the opportunity and judged like adults, and not like kids.
Oh my oh my oh my oh my!
Could it have come from the sky?
Maybe, It’s something I can’t deny.
I give you permission to splatter me with pie,
The creamy, soft, apple kind of pie,
If I am telling a lie.
But on that day, unless my eyes did lie.
I swear that I saw two legs that could fly!
They must have come from the sky
And when they crashed next to I
Of fright, I almost did die!