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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

200 Challenge - R9


  • Explain the physical activity you participated in.
The activity we participated in was a fitness workout. We had to do 200 squats, 200 sit ups and 20 laps around a cone, alternating with a partner. We could every rotate when doing the workout, or do it all at once, it was at our control.
  • What level of effort and engagement were you participating at during today’s physical activity? Why? (Grade yourself NA, A or M and refer to marking criteria)
I give myself a merit because even though it was a new physical activity I was motivated and reliable to my partner during the workouts, I worked hard towards getting to that 200 goal with my partner as well, I helped out my partner when she was tired by taking over until she was ready to go again, I tried my best to have perseverance, and I wanted to improve my performance by doing the squat/sit up the correct way.
  • What were three factors which influenced your participation? (Choose from the list below, and put a + or - beside the three factors to show whether it positively or negatively influenced your participation).
Friends/Classmates +, Sense of Achievement +, Fitness -
  • Explain HOW these factors affected your participation (with specific examples)
Friends/Classmates affected my participation in a positive way because I knew my Year 9 partner. This allowed me to be comfortable with doing the fitness in front of her. An example was when I didn't wanna do squats in front of people, but because I knew her, I was in my comfort zone.
Sense of Achievement affected my participation in a positive way because I achieved my goal by getting to 200 squats before. This is because I have never done 200 squats before, but aiming to do it and achieving it was a cool experience. An example was when me and my partner were on our last 10 squats, we didn't give up, we kept going and achieved our goal.
Fitness affected my participation in a negative way because I am unfit or in other words lazy. This is because I haven't done Fitness since a while ago, so it was hard to get used to the whole workout progress again. An example was when I was tired by just doing 20 sit ups.
  • How could you increase your (or your peers) participation in this activity in the future?
To increase my participation I would have to do more exercise and fitness to be used to all the workouts. If I do this, I would get tired so fast and I would be able to go more further in a Fitness Workout.

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Sepak Takraw - R8


  • Explain the physical activity you participated in.
Sepaktaraw is a similar game to Volleyball but without using your arms/hands. Sepaktaraw is game normally played in the Philippians, South East Asia. Here is a video of Sepaktaraw.
  • What level of effort and engagement were you participating at during today’s physical activity? Why? (Grade yourself NA, A or M and refer to marking criteria)
I give myself a merit because I played to my best quality with my friends as well. Even though it was a new game to me I tried my best in playing, I worked hard towards my goals by getting used to hitting it towards my opponents, I showed my enjoyment towards the game by wanting to play more and I wanted to improve my skills in Sepaktaraw by focusing on my kick.
  • What were three factors which influenced your participation? (Choose from the list below, and put a + or - beside the three factors to show whether it positively or negatively influenced your participation).
Equipment -, Previous Experiences -, Fun/Enjoyment +
  • Explain HOW these factors affected your participation (with specific examples)
Equipment affected my participation in a negative way because the ball was flat, which made my leg hurt whenever I kicked it. If the balls that were handed out a soft material and not too flat, my leg would be okay when kicking it. This will change my level of participation because it won't hurt. An example is when the ball was high in the sky, and I kicked it but it hurt my foot cause of the force of it coming down to my little foot.
Previous Experiences affected my participation in a negative way because of my passion for Volleyball, seeing Sepaktaraw is a similar game to Volleyball it was hard to concentrate on the proper rules. By saying this, I would get distracted and hit the ball with my hand, or pass the ball with my arms. This will make me lose focus, affecting my participation. An example was when the ball was a perfect set, but I went to go spike it instead.
Fun/Enjoyment affected my participation in a positive way because I was enjoying the vibe around me. There were lots of smiles from my classmates which enabled a happy vibe. Every game with happy vibes encourage me or others to have fun, which makes us play well. An example was when Kori didn't serve the ball properly multiple times, it was still okay because we were happy and having fun.
  • How could you increase your (or your peers) participation in this activity in the future? Something I would do to increase my participation is try and learn more things about Sepaktaraw and improve on it. This will make me become more confident with the game and my skills, therefore making me increase my participation.
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Monday, 19 June 2017

Newton's Laws of Motion

Sir Isaac Newton is an established philosopher and mathematician. He was known as one of the greatest minds of the 17th century Scientific Revolution. He discovered in optics, motion and mathematics which made him produce the principles of modern physics. He made 3 laws which are called the Newton's Laws. The first Law is called the Law of Inertia. The second law is called Law of Acceleration and the last law is called the Law of Action/Reaction. The Law of Inertia is when an object remains at rest or stationed, until a force is applied to it. Remember it can be anything such as a leaf, a bottle, a human being, and even the wind. The Law of Acceleration in based on an equation. The equation is F(Force)=M(Mass) x A(Acceleration). This basically means the greater the mass of an object, more force will be needed for it to accelerate. The Law of Action/Reaction is for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. For example, when jumping on a trampoline, the action is pushing down onto the tramp and the reaction is the tramp pushing you back up. The game we played demonstrated Newton's Laws because there were balls bigger and smaller than others. Before we hit the ball, it would be at rest, this relates to Newton's first law. The amount of force we applied for the ball to hit the bigger ball, depended on the size of the ball we threw. This relates to Newton's second Law. When we hit the ball with a smaller ball, the action will be us throwing and hitting it and the reaction will be the big ball going forward as we applied force. This relates to Newton's third law.
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Here is a short video of what we did.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Ultimate Frisbee - R7


  • Explain the physical activity you participated in.
Today we played Ultimate Frisbee. This game is similar to Turbo Touch but with a Frisbee of course. To score, your team mate pass the frisbee to you in the end zone. You are not allowed to run/walk with the frisbee and walk into the end zone with the frisbee. Intercepts are allowed but if you fail to catch the ball while intercepting, it is still the opponents or your team's ball.

  • What level of effort and engagement were you participating at during today’s physical activity? Why? (Grade yourself NA, A or M and refer to marking criteria)
I give my myself a Merit because I worked hard towards my team's goal which was to beat the other team, I showed enjoyment of intent during the game by not being a winer, I asked Jayden to see how to throw the frisbee towards the wind without it blowing away so I could increase my skill for the game, I tried my best while doing this and I motivated and was reliable to my team mates when they did a bad pass.
  • What were three factors which influenced your participation? (Choose from the list below, and put a + or - beside the three factors to show whether it positively or negatively influenced your participation).
Environment -, Skill Level +, Previous Experiences +
  • Explain HOW these factors affected your participation (with specific examples)
Environment affected my participation in a negative way because it was windy. This caused the frisbee to not go as far as I wanted it to go, by the frisbee doing this and ruined my team's chances to score. Without the frisbee getting to go as far, it made me not want to through it far by closely, which is tricky for me to do due to the way I release it. I am good at long passes though.
Skill Level affected my participation in a positive way because throughout Year 9 & 10 of playing Ultimate Frisbee, I have noticed my strengths and weaknesses and worked on those to become better. By doing this, I was able to show my skill in catching the frisbee for example, or throwing the frisbee.
Previous Experiences affected my participation in a positive way because in Year 10, Ultimate Frisbee was a sport we played all the time. This allowed me to be familiar with the game and play well. Because I was familiar with this game I was able to partake in the game and have fun as I always would do in a game of Ultimate Frisbee.
  • How could you increase your (or your peers) participation in this activity in the future?
Something I would do to increase my participation is learn more skills to widen by chances of scoring and having fun. There's always that one person who is good at the sport, and I'm not that person in Ultimate Frisbee, so I would like to improve on skills and become one of these people. To improve my peers participation, I would encourage them to have a go at the game and give them a lot of chances of play to let them be comfortable.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Balance and Stability



In Balance and Stability there are 3 parts. They are called Centre of Gravity (COG), Line of Gravity (LOG) and Base of Support (BOS). For someone to increase their balance and stability in a position or stance, they need to widen their Base of Support, lower their Centre of Gravity and keep their Line of Gravity closer to the middle of their Base of Support. A way to improve your balance and stability is to keep your Centre of Gravity inside your Base of Support. If our COG is on the outside of our BOS, we will lose our accuracy, control and power therefore making us unstable. The task we had to do, as you can see in the google slides is re-create positions or structures and find the COG, LOG, BOS in each position. What I found difficult was keeping everyone safe but at the same time, getting the job done. Above all that I did enjoy that relieved feeling I felt when the structure was done and completed. I also did enjoy the learning that the COG - Centre of Gravity is not always in the middle of our bodies. The task we did today, was get 6 images. 3 of our photos and 3 of athletes that were doing different positions. We had to find where the COG, LOG, and BOS for each photo. 


Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Musculoskeletal System

In our muscular skeletal system, there are 3 types of muscles. Their names are Cardiac, Skeletal and Smooth muscles. All of these types of muscles have a job, involuntary and voluntary. Involuntary meaning it moves continuously without our control and voluntary meaning the person controls the movement. Cardiac muscles are found in the heart are involuntary. Skeletal muscles are found throughout the skeleton and are voluntary. Smooth muscles are found in our organs (intestines etc) and are involuntary.

The names for when describing a movement in our muscles are called Agonist (meaning it's shortening) and Antagonists (meaning it's lengthening). An example for this is your Biceps Brachii and Triceps Brachii. When you bend your elbow up towards your face, your biceps brachii get shorter which makes it the Agonist and your triceps brachii gets longer which makes it the Antagonist. The movements our bodies do are called flexion, extension, abduction and adduction. An example of when doing a movement while playing a sport is hip flexion. This happens when you kick the ball. Your Gluteus Maximus becomes the Antagonist, and your Iliopsoas becomes the Agonist. This is because when your hip goes forward for the kick, your Gluteus Maximus gets longer and you Iliopsaos gets shorter. To tell if your hip is hip flexion or hip extension, is when your hip or elbow etc goes forward it is a flexion movement. If it goes backwards it is extension.

An activity we did was to draw the muscles and bones we have learnt on a jumpsuit that our team mate wore. On one side will be the bones and the other would be the muscles. Our task was to draw the correct bone and it's name, vice versa for the muscles.

Here are some pictures.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Ki o Rahi - R6


  • Explain the physical activity you participated in.
Ki o Rahi is a game that involves a lot of running and tagging. The aim of the game is to score as much as points as the opposing team. There are 2 teams for the game, one team is called Taniwha and the other Kioma. How it works is that there is a big cylinder like target in the middle of 2 circles, one bigger than the other. To score for Taniwha, you must hit the target without getting tagged and to score for Kioma, you must run around touching the Nga Pou then run into a certain runaway and get a try. Here is a video to understand more.

  • What level of effort and engagement were you participating at during today’s physical activity? Why? (Grade yourself NA, A or M and refer to marking criteria)
I give myself a Merit because throughout the game I was ready by bringing my gear, I was being actively involved with task, contributing to my team by ripping people's tags when on defence, I reflected on my performance and tried to improve on my participation by getting over the cold wind.
  • What were three factors which influenced your participation? (Choose from the list below, and put a + or - beside the three factors to show whether it positively or negatively influenced your participation).
Previous Experiences -, Environment -, Challenge +
  • Explain HOW these factors affected your participation (with specific examples)
Previous Experiences affected my participation in a negative way because this was my first time playing. This is because I would normally play regular sports or games such as Volleyball, Basketball or Football. Even though it was my first time playing, I enjoyed it and would play again.
Environment also affected my participation in a negative way because I had brought a short sleeve and shorts that made me cold while playing. This affected me because I was too cold to either run or rip a tag off. I was too busy keeping myself warm than focusing on the game.
Challenge affected my participation in a positive way because it was my first time playing and it was hard to understand the aim of the game in just a click. I say it was a positive because even though it was hard to understand, majority of the time I was accepting the fact that this is a fun game and a challenge from different events can be fun.
  • How could you increase your (or your peers) participation in this activity in the future?
Something that I would do to increase my participation is by asking about people who have played the game before, this is to increase my confidence on knowing what to do. This is because if I had done this, seeing it was my first time playing, I wouldn't be so confused. I would be confident and know what to do.