The End of California’s Drought!

California has many large lakes but for the last 6 years they have been low and the forests have been very dry and many trees have died. This has happened because California has been under a heavy drought for a long 6 years and now the drought is officially over! The drought started in 2011. The land began very dry which lead to huge, dangerous  wildfires. People had limits and restrictions on how much water the could use and when they could use water for certain things such as when they could wash their cars or water their lawns. In some smaller towns they had to get their drinking water delivered from other places. The drought was caused by warm winters and and not a lot of rain. But lately the weather has changed. They have had lots of snow which will melt and give the state their water! The lakes are now full and the forests are green again! Unfortunately Governor Jerry Brown said that the next drought will be right around the corner.

During the Drought

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everybody! It’s that time of the year again! Enjoy your yummy easter eggs and see how long you can make your treats last or make an easter egg hunt and hide some treats around your house and get your family or friends to find them! You’ll hear from me soon!

Fay

Hi there again!

Hi readers. I am really sorry for being a bit slow but i will really try to get at least a couple of posts sometime next week and it won’t be on my usual dates and not as many just because i go back to school next week so will be busy then too! Have a good easter!!!

 

Fay

The Great Egyptian Surprise!

Egypt is a land full of fascinating treasures and archaeologists keep on finding more! On March 10th archaeologists from Egypt and Germany discovered something unexpected! They had found an 8m statue of who they think is pharaoh Ramses the 2nd! It had been dug up in the middle of a construction zone in a busy neighbourhood. The statue was around 3,000 years old and the team of archaeologists had been working there since 2012. The first sign of the big discovery was when the workers saw a smooth rock sticking out of the ground which happened to be the statue’s chin! More than 150 people helped dig and dig and dig in the muddy soil for two days until Finally they pulled out the statue’s head! It was so heavy that they needed a forklift to get it out! But still in the ground was an even bigger part which was the torso. That part alone 3,000 kg! And the team is trying to figure out if it really is a statue of Ramses the 2nd. He lived until hew 96 years old and ruled Egypt for 66 years. During his reign Egypt won many battle and built huge palaces. If this statue really is of Ramses the 2nd it will go to the Egyptian Museum which is under construction but will open up again in 2018!

 

Go to this site to watch the video!  https://www.theguardian.com/science/video/2017/mar/10/pharoah-ramses-ii-statue-unearthed-in-cairo-video

The Longest building?!

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Skyscrapers are really living up to their name as they get taller and taller! Currently Dubai’s Burj Khalifa reaches higher than any other building in the world with the height of 828m but workers worldwide are planning on building even taller buildings and towers! But a clever company in new York asked a question that changed the whole picture! “What if our buildings were longer instead of taller?” And then Oiio Studio designed the BIG BEND! The buildings shape would be an upside down ‘U’ and will go from the ground reach up to the sky, curve and go back down to the ground which will make it a whooping 1,200m! It would have lots of big windows which will have an awesome view of Central Park in New York because it could be built right in front of it! This building will probably not be built but it could be in the future and the cool idea has gotten people thinking of what the city’s skyline future!

Hi there!

Hi there readers! I am on my easter holidays and haven’t gotten our weekly posts up today but I will try to upload on Friday but will be spending time with my family so it might be the next Monday or Friday. Thanks!

 

Fay

A New Rubik’s Record!

Completing a Rubik’s cube is hard work and can often take a LLLOOOOONNNGGGG time and is really hard! The last record for completing this puzzle was by Feliks Zemdegs at the POPS Open in Melbourne 2016 was 4.73 seconds and now a man called Albert Beer from Germany invented a robot to do all the work for him! He named this machine the ‘Sub 1 Reloaded’! This robot has now broken the record with only 0.637 seconds! The robot used a cube with parts that could move much faster than normal. The robot is connected to a computer that is programmed to figure out a solution to get a colour on each side! The Robot has six arms and it only took 21 moves to do it in a fraction of a second! The last record broken by a robot was in 0.887 seconds but the record for a non robot is still held by Feliks Zemdegs. It isn’t very easy to beat Feliks but you could be in training to be the next Rubik’s cube record breaker!