Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Today's SOLE!

How is an Asian Elephant different from an African Elephant?
Abi, Skye, Andrew W.

                                                African Elephants                               Asian Elephant

Weight                                      4000 - 7000 kg                                  3000 - 6000 kg

Shoulder Height                        3 - 4 metres                                       2 - 3.5 metres

Skin                                          more wrinkled                                    smoother

# of ribs                                   up to 21 pairs                                     up to 20 pairs

Highest Point                           on the shoulder                                    on the back

Size of Ears                              bigger, reach over neck                       smaller, doesn't reach over the neck

Shape of their back                   concave                                               convex or straight

Shape of the head               no humped structures and no dents       humped structures and dent in forehead

Teeth                                        diamond shaped                                    strongly compressed

Food                                         mainly leaves                                         almost all grass

Trunk                                         more rings, less hard                            less rings , harder

Why do we have nightmares?
Emily, Caden, Owen and Kaiya

Nightmares can be caused by watching disturbing movies or reading scary books. Sometimes  something you do may make it happen. When you think about something you have seen you tend to dream about it the next night. Let's say you had a dream about really big snakes, it is probably because you are under a lot of stress.

Why was the Great Wall of China Made?
Chelsey, Dora, Alisha

Some purposes of the Great Wall have included border controls. This allowed the rulers to collect duties on goods crossing the border. The Great Wall stretches from Shanhaiguan in the east to Lap Lahe in the west. Experts say the wall was built between 476 BC to 221 BC. The ruling powers  built the wall to to keep out the northern nomadic tribe and other potential enemies.

How do you make Brownies?
Adrian M., Adrian D, Denyce

You need:

200 g of dark chocolate
170 g of salted butter
200 g of soft brown sugar
110 g of plain flour

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
Melt the contents in a heat proof bowl.
Mix well
Put into oven and bake for 30 minutes.

Mmm mmm good!