Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Olympic Creed

 Pierre de Courbertin wrote this creed.
This is it. "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well".

Marathons Facts

Are there any New Zealand Marathons?
Yes.

How many people are allowed to compete in a marathon?
There is no limit.

Are there water stops in marathons?
Yes.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Why Does A Bee Sting?

Rarely do bees sting, unless they get provoked or annoyed. Alarmed when you try to kill them, there is a chance they could use their weapon that nature has given them. Their stingers.


On the end of a worker bee’s stinger, there is a fine sharp barbed tube. When stung, poison is then injected into you.


Most people knows that a bee can only sting once. If we get stung, normally people instantly knocks the offending bee from where it has stung. This prevents the bee from being able to withdraw the barb naturally. It then dies.


If we do not pull the bee away from its body, it can sting us as much as we allow it to.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Handball

At extension we chose one of the Olympic Sports. Some of us created a movie.
video
There is also a goalkeeper and only the goalkeeper is allowed in the goal area in front of each goal. Sometimes other players can jump into this area when attempting to shoot at goal but then they must release the ball before landing.


There are twelve teams in both the men’s and women’s competitions.
14 athletes- There are seven players and seven substitutes on each team.

Olympic Symbols Part 2

This image is curtesy of alarabiya.net
Do you know what the motto is for the Olympic Games? It has 3 words and 2 of them start with ‘s’. It is swifter, higher, stronger. The motto encourages the competitors to do their very best, but the most important thing is not to win, but to take part.


The flame is one of the best known features of the Olympic games and it is also a memory of the origins. It can only be lit by the sun's rays in Olympia, Greece. Then by relay it gets carried from Olympia to the host city.


On the first day of the Olympic Games the flame is carried into the stadium. It is then transferred from the torch to the cauldron where it stays for the whole of the games. It is extinguished on the final day of the Olympics.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Olympic Symbols

This image is curtesy of explow.com
Baron Pierre De Coubertin invented the Olympic symbol and also the flag. All the rings are interlocking. Did you know that the rings are these colours because every flag had at least 1 of them?


The Olympic flag has 5 rings which are on a white background. At the opening ceremony the flag is hoisted up the pole. It shall stay there the whole time of the games, but when the games end it is brought down at the closing ceremony.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ancient Chariot Races

I got this image from library.thinkquest.org
Chariot racing became one of the important events when it was added to the Olympic games in 680 B.C. It also became one of the most popular games for the Greeks and the Romans. 


In these chariot races you could get seriously injured, because other competitors would try and knock you off your horse or even worse!

Other little facts:
Chariot races were held in buildings called Hippodromes. They are like arena's.


If a horse became useless to them they would put it down.
I got this image from crystalinks.com

Monday, July 16, 2012

My Pretend Olympian

While we were with Miss King, we had to create a graphic of us pretending to be olympians. First we had to strike a pose in front of the camera. Next we drew on the pictures. This is my graphic.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Taming the Sun

We read a book called Taming the Sun. It has 4 Maori legends. We read Maui and the sun and we had to create a graphic to go with it. Below is my graphic.