BTN- Don’t panic

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http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3895042.htm

 

This video was about two families that were put to the test to see what they would do in a natural disaster. One family was tested to see what they would do in a bushfire. The other was tested to see what they would do in a cyclone. They both didn’t really do the best thing, but they still did okay. Keeping a clear head when you’re under stress isn’t easy. Your brain’s designed to work differently when you feel fear. You stop focusing on details or listening to instructions. Did they actually burn their kitchen down? Why would they go to the bathroom? I reckon they would act differently if it was a real life situation.

100 word challenge: …however, she couldn’t believe what she had done…

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She had saved up, for years and years, and purchased a pokemon pack, which cost $6.50. You could perhaps say she was poor, which she probably was. She took a deep breath and peeled the foil off the back. Without seeing any of the cards, she took the cards out of the packet and put them face down into her hand. She put the four cards from the back to the front, and slowly turned the ten cards around. She got… bad card, bad card, bad card, bad card, bad card, okay card, good card, bad card, bad card, and…

“OH MY GOD! THE PIKACHU ILLUSTRATOR CARD! IT’S WORTH 100,000 DOLLARS! I’M RICH!”

She screamed. She was so happy, however, she couldn’t believe what she had just done.

100 word challenge: Bridge Sprinkled Pink Daffodil Huge

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What have I done? I’ve created the worst monster in the history of the world! The pink flower love-heart daffodil princess monster! I know it doesn’t sound very mean or menacing, but it is! It sprinkles fairy dust on you which turns you inside out! It’s huge, and it only has one big, slimy, green tentacle that comes out from his mouth! And now it’s taking over the world! Every time it eats something, by pulling it into it’s mouth with it’s horrible tentacle, it gets even bigger and bigger! Now it’s coming for me! Noooooooooooooooo……………….

Whew! What a nightmare!

BTN: Cape Town Water Crisis

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http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4804140.htm

 

This video was about the Cape Town Water Crisis. A huge drought that has been going on for a couple of years is happening right now in Cape Town in South Africa. They are only allowed 50 litres of water a day, which isn’t much. If they hit June the 4th, which they are calling day zero, all of the taps will be turned off, and they must go to certain places guarded by security to get a daily ration of just 25 litres. Why can’t they just travel to another country and get water? Why can’t they just move to another country that has water? What will happen after day zero? Even though 50 litres sounds like a lot, it’s actually not much for 1 day.

Herald sun BTN- Africa is splitting in half!

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http://www.heraldsun.com.au/kids-news/a-huge-rip-in-the-ground-has-scientists-suggesting-africa-is-starting-to-split-in-two/news-story/ef66af3388365dc736c0802db9055dee

 

This story was about a crack in Africa that has been proven to mean that Africa is splitting in half. The African continent is splitting up. Geologists believe than in millions of years the African continent will have been fully split up. It was first exposed after a flood in Kenya, where there is the huge rip (the crack). The great rift splits Africa into two plates. Africa is still splitting apart, even as we speak. Will Africa be two separate continents after it has split up? Will other countries start splitting up as well? The continents did actually use to be one big piece, and countries are still splitting up even now.

100 word challenge: Two big spiky balls are taking over the world!

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Writing goal: To create a vivid scene.

Two green balls. They are spiky, big and… horrible. They cast shadows over the land. Hundreds of metres tall, they crush cars and flatten buses as they roll down the hill. So far everything we’ve done to try to stop them hasn’t worked… and they are heading towards the nuclear power plant, which will just make them bigger. Soon they will get so big they will crush the earth, and destroy every living thing on it, and therefore causing… the apocalypse. Now I say goodbye, because the two big spiky balls are about to crush meeeee……

100 word challenge- …but I didn’t understand the instructions…

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Stupid ps4! Geez, technology these days! Back in the old days, in the 1960’s, there was no such thing as “ps4″or “Xbox”! We had to play video games with Nintendo Gameboys, with classics like pacman and frogger! Now my son wants me to install a ps4 for him, whatever that is! I bought one from the shops the other day, and guess how much it was? 350 dollars! Apparently on the box it says it’s easy to install, and all you need to do is to connect it to the internet, but I can’t even understand the instructions! Technology these days!

Herald sun reflection (instead of BTN): Hawaii’s volcano

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http://www.heraldsun.com.au/kids-news/people-flee-as-hawaiis-erupting-volcano-destroys-homes/news-story/e1fdc54c016899d68ccca8fb1afad855

 

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.

100 word challenge: My mythical creature

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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.

BTN- Queensland Drought

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http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4636596.htm

 

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.