Tag: #Facts

Stardome Trip

On Thursday last week we went on a trip to stardome to learn more about the stars of Matariki and how Matariki came to be, we also learned about a few other clusters/stars and their names of what the stars form when put together.

When we arrived to Stardome we were met with a bunch of facts about the Galaxy, plus other information that relates to space and things that lay within the surface of the night sky we thought had no further meaning to. The first thing we did when we got there was setting the rules we were expected to follow, afterwards we went into a room so we could be informed about different formations of stars, where they were located etc. After we were set into groups of 6 so we could do an activity, the activity was just to find the answer for the questions asked by searching around the inside of Stardome. Once that was over we were sent to a different room where a film about Stars, the Matariki cluster and how Matariki came to be was shown. I fell asleep at some point of the film and woke up not too long before it finished.

We then left and returned to school at around 3.

10 Facts About Copper

 10 facts about copper

  1. Copper is the first element in the eleventh column of the periodic table. It is classified as a transition metal.
  2. Copper was one of the first metals to be used by man.
  3. Copper atoms have 29 electrons and 29 protons with 34 neutrons in the most abundant isotope.
  4. The Atomic symbol of copper is Cu and it has an atomic number of 29.
  5. In 1857 the largest single piece of copper weighed 420 metric tons.
  6. It is very ductile allowing it to be easily bent and stretched into a wire.
  7. It is an excellent conductor of electricity and heat.
  8. Approximately 60% of the metal produced is used for electrical wiring and in manufacturing cables.
  9. It ranks as the third-most consumed industrial metal in the world after iron and aluminium.
  10.  This metal can be recycled completely without a breakdown in quality.

What was copper used for??

Here are a few things it used to be used for back then. Jewelry, tools, sculpture, bells, vessels, lamps, amulets, and death masks.

What is copper used for now?

 These are some things copper is used for today: electric generators, household/car electrical wiring, and the wires in appliances, computers, lights, motors, telephone cables, radios and TVs.

This was our 3rd camp activities task, these are just a few facts about copper found from (link 1 link 2 link 3)