Unit 1 summative task- My food

or the first unit we were learning about different foods and what was in them. I chose the fruit mango. I really like mango’s and eat them whenever I have the chance so I thought it would be interesting to learn about the fruit that I love. The actual test included smashing and blending my mango so it would go into the test tube. After that I added iodine for the starch test and biuret A & biuret B for the Protein. Then I added benedicts solution for the glucose test and for the fat test all i needed was filter paper and a test tube. I recorded all my results and observations and I create this final presentation:

Whats in my food

How long did you spend altogether on this assignment?

I spent about a 3 class lessons and an hour doing it for homework. Overall I think that we were given 2 weeks to complete this assignment. I think that we were given plenty of time on this assignment because I got a reasonable grade and we’re able to complete my final project and some notes ( summative assessment task – my food).

List some things that you have learned about food and digestion from completing this assignment

I learnt that a lot of foods do not have very balanced nutrients and that the food might take longer to get through the digestive system because of this. I think that it is important that you have a different range of foods because of the digestion.

What about the assessment are you especially proud of?

I am proud of the work that I did, but I am especially proud of my final assignment because I included mostly every thing on the list. For my grade I got a 7/8 for both criteria. I lacked in describing my points, but I am happy with my other elements of my work.

What about the assessment would you do differently if you did it again?
As I wrote above I didn’t describe my thoughts and observations well so I could a lower grade. So if I had the choice to do the assignment again I would spend more time looking at the details and scientific words that I use to describe or explain my observations or results.
Thank you and i hope you enjoyed my presentation and thoughts.

Cooper test

Today in P.E we ran for 12 minutes around a 200m park. I did 15 and a half laps. I thought that my pace was okay for the first 10 laps, but for the last 5 I started to slow down and walk half. We measured our test by every lap. Mr noon timed 12 minutes and told us every few minutes. This is what we did:

The track

This is the cardiovascular endurance table for running fitness

Cardiovascular Endurance


Cardiovascular endurance or aerobic capacity is the ability of the heart and lungs to deliver oxygen to working muscles. It is the ability to exercise for prolonged periods of time without undue fatigue.It is very important for sports such as cross country running, swimming, football and basketball.What I would like you to do is read the following level descriptors and evaluate (it means judge, assess) your own fitness based on how long you can keep going in CV endurance activities.
Then copy this to your blog and give yourself a score and explain why…be honest with yourself.

Level  8/9/10 My Cardio Vascular Endurance is strong
I run very often and do not get tired.
I am very motivated to do CV fitness during the week at least 4 times.
I feel very strong in my chosen sports from a CV perspective.
I feel great after I run
I think I would score very highly on a CV endurance test.
Level 6/7 My CV endurance is good. I run regularly outside of school.
I am usually motivated to run and feel good afterwards.
When it starts to hurt, I dig in deep and find that extra stamina to keep going.
Level 4/5 My CV endurance could be better. I can run for a small distance without getting tired but then want to stop. Maybe my motivation drops or my heart hurts and I get out of breath.
I don’t really do much for my CV endurance fitness outside of school.
Level 1/2/3 My CV endurance is not very good. I get out of breath easily. My heart hurts, my head hurts and I get dizzy. My body struggles to cope with the demands placed upon me.
I feel very bad after doing CV endurance exercise.
MY OWN Level I think that my own level would be a four or five. When I am running I can run for a while, but I get tired. For example on cross country the first lap and a half is ok, but the last half is hard and I really do not want to be doing it. It usually helps me if I take my asthma vent aline, but I do need to improve in my CV



I think that being healthy is having a balanced life. Being active, exercise, friendship, eating the appropriate amount of food, sleeping well,  eating healthy foods, being involved in a social community, working and school. To be able to do things that unhealthy people might not be able to do. To be able to push yourself and reach your maximum amount of achievement.

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A definition of health is a… State of complete mental, physical and social well being.

Physical well being means: Your heart lungs and other body systems are working well.

Social well being means: Having food, clothing and shelter (basic human needs), having friendship, support and feeling valued (school, job, team and family).

Mental well being means: You can cope with stress, you don’t get anxious, you don’t get upset and you can control your emotions and your self.

What does it mean to be fit?

I think that if you are fit you need to be eating a balanced healthy diet.

I think to be fit means to

  • To have muscle strength
  • To be in good condition
  • To be physically healthy
  • Having a good balanced meal
  • Having a good balanced Meal

Definition: The ability to meet the demands of the environment

Components of fitness:

  • Cardiovascular endurance
  • Muscular strength
  • Muscular endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Body composition

Cardiovascular endurance means: To be able to continue in a fitness for a long time. To get cardiovascular you can do different training for the heart.

Muscular strength means: Having strong muscles to lift a force. You would need a lot of muscular strength for weight lifting, rugby, american footbal and ballet.

Muscular endurance means: You can move your muscles for a long time. In the sports swimming and rugby.

Flexibility means: To be able to use your joints. To be able t0o move your body in different positions.

Body composition means: How your body is built. How much muscle and body fat has. 6

Mime unit

One of the first activities was to create a room using our bodies. There  was one girls team and one boys team, each group created a living room. Each team made several mistakes. After gathering some feedback and presenting them to the class my group corrected them. We then showed our corrected performance. One person would go through the room and use all the different utilities in there. For example the girls group had a door, lamp, coffee table, sofa and TV. We also had a story line with it. Marina, one of the group members, walked in through the door and went to turn the TV on. Julia the TV, used her face expressions to create a newscast then suddenly her face expression turns to shock and the TV starts shaking and she falls over. The lamp falls over and Marina gets under the table. When she comes out you can tell she is scared and we all stand up and bow. This was a rough draft because we knew we could add more as we learn about more things during the unit. This was a really fun activity. This is a video of the group I was In:

I am going to upload the video soon because I need to wait for the video.

Our unit in Drama is not yet complete so most of these answers will be predictions.

1. How did I explore this unit?

We focused on mime at the very start of the unit. We had to do different activities and games to show and learn how to use these two concepts. One of the things that helped me explore this unit was a game called knife and spoon. In this game you start of by yourself and create the object that our Drama Teacher told us, but the hardest part was you were not allowed talk so it was mime. For example if it was a piece of chewing gum squashed I would lie on the floor spread out. Then we would pair up and do the same thing. This would continue and get harder and harder. I was in a pair with my friend helen and so we joined a group with Anna and Sophia. The hardest object we created was a motor bike. Then all the girls joined a big group and all the boys did too. We had to create a hellicoptor. I found myself sticking my leg out to create the tail and holding on to Anna’s back to balance myself. I did this because my friend helen used face expressions and body language to tell me to create this position. I think we are going to learn more about different ways to use these skills through out the unit.

2. What did I learn?

I explained a lot about how we have explored this unit so far and what I think might happen. I also included a bit about what we learnt. We have learnt a lot about Body Language. There are three parts of body language. 1. Is facial expressions, an expression that sometimes shows how you feel, like anger. 2. Gestures, you can use them to shape out something and help explain something. 3. Posture, posture can help you with your character’s personality.  We also learnt how t0 show the size, weight and some specific details about the object. I think we will learn a lot more in this unit because we are just getting started and this is going to help us in our other units.

3. What did I know before this unit?

I only knew a bit about mime before this unit because we did some of it last year. I knew about body language, but I didn’t know the exact 3 concepts of it. Before this unit I didn’t know much about poetry so this unit has helped me and will help me even more as I get even more into it.

4. What do I want to know?

I am really excited to learn more about this unit because I think it could be helpful in other units. I would like to know how to change my body language naturally in a flowing motion to make sure the audience doesn’t suspect anything. I don’t really know what I would really like to know because my Drama Teacher is going to introduce most of these things.

We also did another exercise recently that included size weight and shape. Here it is:

7B Drama: Mime Door from YIS Arts on Vimeo.

We did “Door Miming” where you had to open a locked door in some method. I paired up with Julia, and we decided to go through a cat flap.

What storyline (scenario) did I create for opening the mimed door?

My partner and I julia created a scene were we waked up to the door and drew it. We drew a door nob and a door bell. Julia twisted the handle and realized it was locked and gestured to the door bell. I rung the door bell at first quite calmly and then franticly started ringing and knocking on the door. Julia and I stood there puzzled looking for a way to get in. I spot a cat flap and point it our. Julia bends down to draw and open it. I hold it open for her as she crawls through. She unlocks the door and lets me in.

How successful was I at opening a mimed door? What seemed real
and what didn’t?

I think that my facial expressions were really bad because we didn’t practice enough on that. I lost a bit of concentration half way through and got distracted by the wondering faces in the audience.

How could I use these mime skills in performance?

You could use these skills by showing the size, shape and weight. The should help you in real performances because it should be a really good skill to learn, know and progress in.