Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Holiday Blogging - Summer Learning Journey A1/A2

Activity 1
To find out more about the weather in your chosen country log onto the Accu Weather website []. Type the name of the capital city of your country into the search bar. It will tell you what the weather is going to be like in your country of choice. On your blog, provide a five day forecast for the weather in the capital city of your chosen country.

Forecast Australia:
Today in Canberra is: 85°HI mostly sunny and breezing.

Tomorrow in Canberra is: 83°HI sunny to partly cloudy and nice.
Thursday in Canberra is:  78°HI Areas of low clouds early on; otherwise, mostly sunny and nice.

Friday in Canberra is: 85°HI Mostly sunny and nice.
Saturday in Canberra is: 87°HI Periods of clouds and sunshine with a shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon.

Activity 2
Before you start packing your suitcase you will want to create a list of everything that you will need to bring with you. Most airlines let you bring one big suitcase with you so you’ll have to think carefully about what you want to bring…
On your blog site, post a list of everything that you need to pack for your trip. Put a star (*) beside the 5 items that you think are the most important.

Items that I would need:
Australian Money*


  1. Hi Amelia!

    Fantastic work yet again! I know you might not have learned this yet, so in New Zealand (and most other countries) we use degrees Celsius (°C), which is a slightly different way of measuring the temperature than Fahrenheit (°F) - which is what Americans use. Unfortunately, a lot of the weather websites default to Fahrenheit.

    Well! You remember how I'm a teacher in real life? I really love teaching interesting little facts like this, so I hope you don't mind if I tell you a little story... if you do mind, maybe just skip to the end haha!

    A long time ago, a Polish scientist invented the scale of Fahrenheit, using equal parts salt and water to make the temperature of 0 degrees on the thermometer (which was a 200 year old invention at that point, but he made a new version which used mercury - which made it more accurate). Then he used the average human temperature to make the high point of 96 degrees. And that is how the thermometer was marked so people could say what the temperature was. Sounds a bit strange, right?

    Celsius, our measurement, was made because a scientist thought 'Fahrenheit is illogical. Salt water, human body heat? What do they have to do with anything? Why don't we just use the freezing and boiling points of something easy, like water?' and so he made ANOTHER scale on thermometers called degrees Celsius!

    And that's what we use today! So, 0 degree Celsius is when it is so cold that water freezes, and 100 degrees Celsius is when water boils. Cool eh? In Fahrenheit those are 32 and 212. Such random numbers!

    I hope you liked the story! It's a pretty amazing one.

    Looking forward to your next blog!


  2. Kia ora Mark,

    Thanks for another wonderful comment. The story was amazing. I would never even skip to the end of you story your storys are amazing! It was really cool and your right Fahrenheit is such random numbers, and Celsius. I've learned a lot now you are a great teacher!