Monday, 12 December 2016
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Thursday, 27 October 2016
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Thursday, 8 September 2016
Monday, 5 September 2016
Plastic to Polyester?
How it’s made
Did you know that plastic bottles can be made into clothing? It is a very time consuming process but the outcome is worth it!
At a big factory the plastic bottles go into a large shredder. Shredding helps get all the excess liquid out of the bottles so it doesn't affect the condition of the plastic. After that the shredded bottles are wrapped up and are ready to be shipped around the world.
After the plastic has been on a big trip is is now at a factory and is sorted into piles. The two piles contain clear plastic (which is used to make white clothing and can be dyed) and the coloured plastic.
Usually the clear plastic has colourful lids and stickers on them, and they (the caps and stickers) can't be made into clothing. First of all the plastic goes into a tub to remove the caps, the lids of a bottle are made out of a plastic that floats. So what workers have to do is scoop out the floating plastic from the top. To remove the stickers there is a separate container full of a chemical compound that is bad for skin, so workers have to be careful. They then scoop out all the stickers from the top.
After the plastic has been soaked, the clear shreds are a little wet, so they are placed in a oven, that is mixed with some white coloured plastic. To develop white cloth you need some light material in the oven mix. The plastic spends around ten hours in pivoting drums getting dry. Workers have to move around large containers to catch the plastic as it falls out of the drums.
After the plastic is dry and mixed to make the right colours, it goes into a rotating pipe where it is heated up and melted. It is very hard to weave plastic when it is in big clumps, so it is forced through a sieve. Now there is tiny little strings that are gathered in a big container underneath.
Now they have thread but it is not strong enough to make fabric yet. It has to be stretched while getting heated so the fibres will mould together. Now that it has taken a long time to get to this stage it is time to rip the materiel. The fluff that appears is the substance you need to make polyester.
The fabric is ripped to shreds, the next procedure takes place in a whole different factory. When it is at the factory a machine scraps the cotton wool like fabric onto a rough cloth. It is rubbing against the rough cloth because the bonded fibres rush together in the same direction to create “polyester felt”.
The amount of "polyester felt" that emerges is now ready to be turned into thread. Machines tease out the materiel and it spins, mile after mile, and now it is thread on a bobbin. Now it has reached the point where old plastic turns into real cloth, a big machine spins all of the cloth together to create one big sheet of polyester fabric.
If you want a smooth cloth, there is still 2 more procedures left. The first one is very delicate, it creates tiny loops on the surface. The second stage is the complete opposite, it goes through a series of tough steel brushes. The brushes catch and tear all the loops. The shredded surface helps make the materiel have a soft fluffy feel. Now that the polyester is done, it is time to make clothes.
That is how plastic turns into polyester!
Monday, 22 August 2016
Tuesday, 16 August 2016
Thursday, 11 August 2016
Thursday, 30 June 2016
Monday, 27 June 2016
Thursday, 23 June 2016
I show Ella where she is going to sleep and she says she loves it. I remember when I used to love this house, now it is just a building with no special meaning to me. This is the biggest thing money can buy, a mansion. I hear a knock on the door as faint as the cries of help echoing inside my head. I walk to the door taking one’s time and I hear another knock. I open the door, It is Nyla.
She asks me what took so long, I ignore her and I ask what she wants. Duplicating me she walks in the door and heads straight to my office. She is ruffling through my papers and turn around as she hears my footsteps become louder and louder. She explains there has been mysterious happenings, kind of like superpowers and then she shows me ‘The Daily Day’ newspaper. In the paper it has different occurrences one of which is teleportation. ‘How fake’ I murmur.
Ella is unpacking her stuff and I walk into the room she will be staying in for a while. She asks if she can put up her posters, and if she could use the cork board at the back of the room for all her studies. I agree that she can do all these thing and I also ask her if she wants a desk and she politely says ‘yes please’. I leave the room calling my moving guy to move the desk from a different room into her room. I start walking into my office to see that Nyla is still there on my computer. I turn around and ignore her, I can’t be bothered dealing with her silly news so I let her be.
Ella calls me into her room and asks me if I have heard about the strange things that have been going on. She said that she has been studying about it. She opens up a drawer on her dutchess and pulls out a purple folder, papers were perfectly placed in the folder. I wish my office was as neat as your folder’ I say. She shows me all the weird supernatural stuff. She explains that all the people that this has been happening too are either presidents, mayors or prime-ministers. She states that maybe all the things that have been happening to the other people might happen to me sooner or later.
I walk back to my office super confused and I see Nyla is still there. I tell her to leave,and I have important work to do but all she does is turn around and squint at me. I tap her shoulder and she turn around and taps my nose,then my elbow and then my knee and lastly my ear. I feel a tingly feeling in my fingers and ice shoots out of my finger tips. I hear a scream and there is Ella with her phone recording the whole thing. I’m a superhero now.
Thursday, 26 May 2016
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
In my own personal judgement, I entirely believe that we should be able to listen to music freely, and I am completely convinced that music is only a distraction if you let it be.
My first reason is that music help relax and relieves stress. Students at the University of Wales are known to listen to background music while studying and doing homework. Music is calming and most people prefer to listen to music instead of work. If you had no choice to but do your work and listen to music at the same time it would most likely encourage you to do the task? Music can help people learn effectively, one example is if you listen to music while listening to a teacher and then later when you are doing a test the music will remind you what the answer is. While listening to music and doing a writing task, being as creative as possible can help your creative juices flow.
Secondly music can help block out other noises. Music is a great idea,if people are being noisy, grant them the privilege to listen to music and the noise will most likely die down. If there is music in the air then you are probably going to get into a good mood so the work is more thoughtful and innovative,but quiet at the same time. Furthermore if you are listening to music you are probably going to express what you are hearing.
Continuing the end of the last paragraph, if you set out certain music it will most likely not distract us. Eg: Task: Writing Music Genre: Music with a soft beat, Task: Maths Music Genre: Classical Music. I highly think that if you don’t like the idea of us listening to music with no big boundaries, setting music out like this.
My final reason is that people use music to do daily tasks like cleaning their room, and i’m sure that you know cleaning your room is a chore and for some people doing work at school can feel like a chore too. This can definitely help people finish their work on time (referring back to my second paragraph) and help block out noise.
In conclusion I strongly think that we should be able to listen to music during class time and not be distracted. I hope that this has convinced you to change your mind.
Thursday, 19 May 2016
My Reading For Week 3.
This is the task:
Where did the story take place? Describe the most prominent setting
Knowledge one point
Where did the story take place?: The classroom
Description: The classroom was cold but lively with young students, the teacher was barely in the classroom when drama went down. It was like a normal classroom, filled with chairs and desks, but some very peculiar business was happening. The walls were green tinted blue and it had paint splatters everywhere, you would have thought it was an art room. Pictures all over the walls and books on the book shelves, curtains draped over the windows to stop the sun gleaming in. It was a normal classroom. It had a whiteboard, it was stained red because of the white board marker. Surprisingly enough it didn't have children.
Thursday, 12 May 2016
Knowledge 1 point List 10 great descriptive words from the text and use them in sentences.
09.05.16 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- That hair colour of yours is tremendous.
- Magic tricks are so astonishing.
- That ballet dance was so graceful.
- Did you see that bewildered look on my face?
- These marvellous toys are so cool!
- Look at her luscious hair.
- He wore luminous socks
- Look at that enormous elephant.
- Refined sugar is so good.
10) Look at that tiny bird.
Friday, 6 May 2016
This week we were learning about our own personal qualities.
I am practical because I like things to be effective.
I am determined because I like to finish things.
I am ambitious because I like to dream.
I am Punctual because I like to do thing on time.
I am loyal because I give constant support to everyone around me.