Smoking? Nah, it ain’t bad, Right?

Hi there reader,

Smoking is well know for killing people and giving them cancer. But, not only that, it brings poverty, growing the tobacco diverts prime land away from growing food for people,and  it damages the environment. A lot of people have tried to stop the smoking companies, but they keep coming back. They have been influencing adults, and even kids to smoke! Now, let’s talk about what smoking does in real detail.

Smoking kills, we all know that, but did you know that smoking:

  • Is the second big killer of the world?
  • A person dies every 1 of 6 seconds because of smoking?
  • It kills up to half of all smokers?
  • killed 100 million people in the 20th century?
  • Makes a smoker lose about 20 years of life expected to a normal person who doesn’t smoke?

Smoking brings poverty because once someone is hooked, he can’t get of it. He will then have to spend money on buying more and more cigarettes to smoke.

Smoking diverts land that could be used for growing food because when the tobacco companies say they are using “minor” land to grow, they mean enough land to deprive about 10 million to 20 million people of food.

Smoking damages the environment by:

  • Land being destroyed to make room for growing tobacco plants
  • Tobacco uses a lot of water and is sprayed with pesticide and therefore damages the water supply
  • A lot of wood is used to help cure tobacco plants when they are unhealthy

In 1987, the world’s worst forest fire caused by cigarettes happened in China, killing 300 people, making 5,000 people homeless, and destroying 1.3 million hectares of land.

I hope that you have learned to either stop smoking, or what the effects of smoking has done to the world, if you want the world to be a better place, don’t smoke, don’t buy tobacco and stop tobacco companies, I’m not saying to storm into a factory and demand a shutdown, but to do as much as you can in your power to make a difference.

Here are some links to websites about Smoking: QuitSmoking.com, and Nicabate.com.au.

The first picture here is from news.domain.com.au

This photo is from QuitSmoking.com.

How Long is my Pace Investigation…

Hi there reader!

This huge task was started when the teachers started an investigation unit about how long was our paces. We then estimated how long our paces were for walking, fast walking, jogging, and sprinting. We then headed down to the basketball courts and started measuring our paces, for walk, fast walk, jog, and sprint. How did we do that? Thanks to me I conceived a method of calculating our paces. We had to count how many paces it took us to get to the 20m line and divide 20 meters by how many paces we got. We then used the data and made it into graphs on our netbooks.

Here are the graphs I made below:

 
Also, here are some photos of us doing the measuring of the task. (note: these photos, might not be of me)

 
I hope you have enjoyed reading my analysis of the “How Long is my Pace Investigation”. Goodbye and see you next time I write!

Student Blogging Challenge: Game: Count Out Three & Nomination

Hi there readers!

This Student blogging challenge, was where I had to click on a blog on the student blogging challenge student blog list, then click on a blog in that blog, and then write a comment on that last blog. It’s really complicated, I know, just go to the Student Blogging Challenge website to know what I am saying.

Well, I was told to do this Game thing 3 times, but all the times I clicked on a blog, they never had a link to another blog, so I had to do only one. I went a blog called Tori’s blog, I then went on a blog on her blog called Emily’s Blog. I then posted a comment on the post “Count out of three nomination”. I chose that post to comment on because it was the first one I saw and actually looked through it well so I then looked for weaknesses on the blog and told her them on the comment.  So, there you have it!

Now, for the nomination, I nominated for the best individual blog Cali’s Blog because it was really organised and neat, and the headings were a bit funny and the text was good. I also then nominated for the newest blog a adults blog (weird) called Brenteria’s Blog. I nominated his blog because it was really organised, like Cali’s blog, and had very interesting subjects of talk.

I hope you have enjoyed reading my very long post of the student blogging challenge, goodbye and see you next time I write again. 🙂

Student Blogging Challenge

Hi there readers!

I kind of got carried away with all my school work and things so I forgot to do the Student Blogging Challenge week:7. But, not to worry! I will be doing it here and now, read on…

If I were a Principal for a day I would have free time for half day, and order pizza for lunch. But, there is always the balance, the students would then have to clean up the yard, get lots of homework (me being a bit cruel here), and have to do all the gardening that is required in the school (me being extremely cruel here). Also, in the ‘half day free time, I would hire professional sport instructors for all the sporty people (jocks), Art specialists for art & craft lovers, and video gaming experts  to teach kids how to program games and design them. Those specialties are only for people who would be interested in them, the rest can do want they want in the yard. I probably would also give detention to all the teachers! (Jokes, no offense teachers)

I hope you have enjoyed my cruel/laid back plan of a day, if I were a Principal. Cheers, and out!

Kid principle

(note, I got this image of the internet, so that boy is not me and thanks for the photo: http://www.petoskeynews.com/life/multimedia/kid-principal/collection_c68c244e-9b14-11e3-93e3-001a4bcf6878.html?mode=jqm

 

Student Blogging Challenge: It’s time for Celebration!

What brings out the inner joy and happiness, the comfort and warmth better than anything else? It’s a good celebration.

This was the new Student Blogging Challenge. We had to decorate our blog to a specific celebration that meant something to us. As you can see, I chose the Christmas theme. Christmas is a very special thing to me because I believe that Jesus was born on that day, and that is a big deal to me. Also, the presents! Who could forget about the presents! 

So, the best thing you could do know reader, is bare with this Christmas blog for a little while and enjoy the heart of Christmas!

Also, in thanks to http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photography-christmas-headers-image6754742 for my Christmas header, thanks to http://www.crestock.com/blog/design/16-stunning-high-resolution-christmas-wallpapers-149.aspx for my Christmas background, and thanks to http://mycountdown.org/  for that fabulous Christmas widget on my side bar. Merry Christmas to All! (that was for the future when Christmas is actually here)

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This picture is thanks to http://www.wclc.com.au/ which I have no idea how that came about from the site.