Spencer’s Burrowing Frog

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Here is the link to our video (copy and paste the link into the google search bar, or just click on the link. It will take you to a website. Make sure you click download through browser, not the other one) :

https://mega.nz/#!0YYQUZjB!TXdUsuKRLQjoiWTJIvy6-BntWRbGjNdVE7Kl0fpKPCQ

Here are some photos of our diagram, our model, our experiment plan and the explanation sheet for the diagram:

  

 

And here is our reflection:   Project reflection-140o90d

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spencer’s burrowing frog adaptations predictions

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This term we have been learning about adaptations. Recently we have been assigned a research project. Here are some predictions I have about my animal:

I predict that Spencer’s burrowing frog can burrow into dirt and sand, hence it’s name. I think it would do this to get food and water, and sometimes even shelter. It would probably eat worms. I also think it has camouflage because I saw a picture of it and it looked dirt-colour. Also it might not need to be as moist as other frogs because it lives in a desert.

Aquarium excursion reflection

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NOTE: This stuff is answered directly from the questions given to us so some of it might not make sense. REFLECTION: Because we saw lots of adaptations and got told about how they work and what they help the animal with. Q: Is Antarctica really a desert? A: Yes. Q: What is the most most venomous fish? A: The Lionfish. Shark eggs look like seaweed so they blend in with seaweed. If a predator comes the baby shark senses it and stays completely still. Lionfish have 18 venomous spikes sticking out of their body. Penguins have feathers that keep them warm and their babies are brown so they can blend in with boulders. Also when they want to cool down they open their arms to expose their blubber to the cool air. Turtles can live in and out of water. Lungfish have lungs and gills. Crocodiles can make their heartbeat really slow, so they can hold their breath for two hours. Fish clean the crocodile’s teeth so it can’t live without the fish. Fish are really colourful so they blend in with the coral and also give the illusion that they’re poisonous. It made me wonder about what creatures would have been like before they adapted.

Link to aquarium website: https://www.melbourneaquarium.com.au/

 

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Kids in 5/6 C who don’t/do have youtube accounts and if they want/don’t want one.

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I made this comparison bar graph from this data:

Want one/use it Don’t want one/ don’t use it
Have one 4 4
Don’t have one 9 8

Comments: I chose this graph because you can easily compare who has, wants, doesn’t want and doesn’t have to each other. Also I don’t have a huge amount of data so that means it won’t fit with many other graphs. Some information you can get from this graph: Most people in our class don’t have a youtube account but want one. A lot of other people don’t have and don’t want a youtube account. I am surprised that 8 people in this class have a youtube account.

GDP data turned into a graph

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I made this bar graph from this data.

USA 42066
Holand 36544
Canada 35222
Australia 34835
Belgium 32641
Germany 32349
Taiwan 31346
UK 31217
Japan 30866
France 30062
Spain 26662
Italy 26370
Greece 26313
Korea 25256

Comments:

I chose a bar graph because it fits with the data (a big survey). Here is some information about the graph:  USA has the most GDP per capita while Korea has the least. All the countries have around 30,000 GDP.

I was surprised to see that all the countrys’ GDP was very similar.