Monday, February 22, 2010
Today we got the opportunity to learn how Google docs work. And let me just say that they are quite amazing. Who knew such things were possible. The way that it works, is that first you have to have a google account, and then you can write a document, save it and then share it with anyone you want, and those that you share it with can edit the document and send it back. The pros to this is that you won't have a thousand attatchments. It will just continually update the document! Whoa. During class we partnered up with someone across the room and wrote a short story about a certain animal. I got to partner with the awesome Kallie. We wrote about Killer Whales. Following is our report about them:
Killer Whales will hunt anything from fish to seals, penguins, or other whales. Whales work in groups as they hunt. When killer whales slap their tails on the water it can force fish off the ice and into the water so they can eat it. Orcas have 45 teeth and each tooth is almost three inches long! That is quite the scary thought to digest! A popular whale that most children know, is from the movie Free Willy. In this movie we learn that "killer" doesn't mean that they'll kill people. They can be our friends! If we were to see one in the wild, however, I wouldn't just jump in and try to swim with them. Another whale friend that we are all fond of, and that I have seen in person is SHAMU!!!! That hunk of love is more than I can take. Shamu was rescued from the wild and trained by professional marine biologists. Killer Whales also have a keen ear and eye. They have incredible vision under the water and out of the water! Which means, those penguins are toast! There is no fooling these animals. They are the ones fooling their prey. The way their bodies are colored help them sneak up on their prey. If seals are under them, the orca's dark back can blend in with the water. Did you know that Killer Whales eat up to 5% of their body weight each day? That averages out to be about 500 pounds of food per whale. Crazy. To learn more about these beautiful animals, visit the world wide web:)
Yes i realize that you are impressed with all of our knowledge. Maybe someday you will be able to reach the heights that we have reached.