Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Architecture-Design House

Yesterday an architecture called Kris Wilson came and talked to us about sustainable and evnviromentally friendly buildings and structures.
It was really interesting and we learned alot about what we will need on our island. If you want to build a house or something it is best to use low energy items. That means that there should be not so much effort put into things I think!!
Solar panelling is a good idea and also grey water systems which are not so popular as normal water products. When you are on a bulding site you collect a lot of waste like timber cut offs and blocks you didnt need. This is not goos for the enviroment and sometimes can cause pollution.
Here is a picture of a house that Kris designed. Pretty cool.

Lilrocsta :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Solar Paneling

Yay I finally worked out how solar paneling works and it makes a lot more sense!
here is a small diagram to show that the suns rays hit the panels and they give energy to the battery and the battery gives out electricity to the appliances e.g cell phine chargers, laptops, t.vs, fans and things like that. If you had heaps of panels you could probably run a fridge/freezer!
Lilrocsta :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Here is my abodo. I love the roof and the colour and is is fully insulated and perfect for me to live in.

Cool Games

I just found this website on the computer and it has heaps of cool energy effiecent game for kids to play. Here is the link : earth peace

Monday, May 25, 2009

My Job

On the island i am now officially a natural pharmacist. I haven't worked out the proper name for it yet but that sounds professional enough at the moment. For my job i will have to research plants and healing thing naturally. Like if you had a migraine you could get some basil oil, put in a bowl with boiling water then put a towel over your head then sit there for 10 minutes your migraine could possibly be clear. I would also look for old Maori treatments from plants and trees.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The materials

Matai Islands

On our island we all have to have jobs. Here are a list of jobs that i will choose from:

1. Mayor
2. Builder
3. Artist
4. Grocer
5. Interior designer
6. Arcitect
7. Postie/courier
8.Boat builders
10. Cow milker
11. vet
13. Nurse
14. Electrician
15. Plumber
16. Gas fitter
17. Fruit pickers
18. Policeman
19. Ambulance drivers
20.Fire Fighters
21. Bank Manager
25. Secruity Guard

I hope to apply for the interior designer job to design the look of the houses and buildings. I would design eco-friendly thingys but styly aswell as affordable and modern.


Here is my post on Uranium and what it is:

Uranium is a rare atom, not just on Earth but also in space and on other planets. There is not very much uranium anywhere. That's because, like lead or gold, uranium only forms inside exploding supernovas, and because it has so many protons and neutrons in it, it doesn't form very easily. Uranium is the heaviest atom that occurs in nature.
Uranium (yer-AIN-ee-um) has 92
protons and 92 electrons. The electrons line up in seven rings like this: 2 electrons on the first ring, 8 electrons on the second ring, 18 electrons on the third ring, 32 electrons on the fourth ring, 21 electrons on the fifth ring, 9 electrons on the sixth ring, and 2 electrons on the seventh ring. Six of these electrons are valence electrons, meaning it's easy for them to jump to other atoms, and so it's easy for uranium atoms to form molecules, both with each other and with other kinds of atoms like carbon. When uranium comes in contact with oxygen in the air, it rusts, just like iron does, but uranium rust is black and not red.
Like other heavy atoms such as
iron, uranium atoms have more neutrons than they do protons. Not all uranium atoms have the same number of neutrons. They have between 141 and 146 neutrons, usually 143 or 146 neutrons. Uranium atoms are so heavy that they are unstable - even the strong nuclear force has trouble holding together all their protons and neutrons, and they often lose a few protons and neutrons that go shooting off. We call this radioactivity.
A piece of uranium ore
Because they have so many neutrons, uranium atoms can also easily break apart into two lighter atoms, especially if it is hit with other neutrons coming at it. They can break apart into various different atoms, but usually you get other rare atoms like krypton, barium, strontium, or xenon. Not very many kinds of atoms can do this. When a uranium atom breaks apart, it needs less energy to hold the two new smaller atoms together, and this energy shoots out in the form of heat. We call this
fission. Each time a fission reaction takes place in a lump of uranium - each time a uranium atom breaks apart - it shoots out energy that bumps into other uranium atoms and breaks them apart, and this sets off a chain reaction that can result in a big explosion - that's a nuclear bomb.
(The man who discovered uranium named it after the planet
Uranus, but it has nothing in particular to do with Uranus actually.)

I got this awesome information from this website:

Lilrocsta :)

Monday, April 27, 2009

hey room18,
here is my sustainability blog.
I hope I achieve my goal in making a awesome blog. Anyway I am pretty sure that I will find out the meaning of sustainability and understand it a bit more.
See you all lata!
Lilrocsta : )