Friday, 29 September 2017

distinction kapa haka 7

Today was kapa haka and we were getting recorded and maybe being put on T.V later. Firstly we went to the hall foyer and took off our shoes because we have to. We next got into our lines and then made adjustments to them. Then we went through a practice song and before we knew it...the photographer was there! Then we took a few takes and when we got it perfect, we stopped and thanked the photographer. I showed respect by being quiet in between takes. I showed leadership by sorting out the lines to make them better. I was a role model by showing the actions to everyone.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Art

Election Writing

WALT: Write an effective argument for our chosen political party.

Have you voted yet? And if you have, who have you voted for?
Personally for me I have a favourite party, New Zealand first. Their policies are great and they deserve lots of chairs even if they aren't the ‘main’ party in parliament at the moment. “Stand with us”In this argument I am going to tell you some of the great policies New Zealand First has. For instance, Keep the retirement age at 65, Remove GST from all food, and Abolish secondary tax.One of these amazing policies are keeping the retirement age at 65, and that is what I will be talking about in the next paragraph.


Keep the retirement age at 65.
New Zealand First believes that seniors must be treated with respect and not as a burden on society. Because lots of people will retire at ages from 60 - 65 and if they retire earlier like at 60  they aren't getting lots of money for 5 years and if the retirement age is any higher it will be hard for lots of people. Would you like your grandparents or elderly family members to still be working at 75? Furthermore, its a good age to stop work and a good marker for where to keep working till.  Which brings me to my next point. Another reason you should vote for New Zealand first because they have a good policy which is to remove all GST from food and thats what im going to talk about in the next paragraph.


Remove GST from all food.
New Zealand First believes that necessities like food shouldn’t be taxed. For instance food prices are rising, and the National Government’s GST increase has made it even more expensive. This is a very good policy because the food in the stores are very expensive and people can't afford any of the food they need. Would you like to be broke and not be able to buy healthy snacks? Another reason this is a great thing is because people are getting very unhealthy because the sugary products are the only things that are cheap and then they might have to go to the dentist and that will cost way too much for them to afford. Another good policy to focus on is to abolish secondary tax.


Abolish secondary tax.
New Zealand First believes that secondary tax is an unfair burden on people who have more than one job. Abolishing secondary tax should make the tax system more fair and help people working multiple jobs make ends meet. This is a great policy because some people who cannot get enough money to feed their families. as shown lots of people have two jobs to get enough money but then you will get twice as much tax which would make it harder to get the money you need, and this causes people to quit their jobs and lose money. What if YOU had two jobs and had to pay tax more. This is also a good policy because people who LIKE having two jobs would hate getting secondary tax. Like people who have one job for money and another like art or something that doesn't pay very well but people enjoy. This is another reason you need to vote New Zealand First. These are the policies I like/agree with but next paragraph are the ones I don't like and don't agree with.


This is one of the terrible policies I disagree with...Set a minimum price for alcohol.
The Green Party believes that alcohol is a health and social problem and should be treated as such. This is a bad idea because if the price was lower, more people would buy it and they would buy more. Not the other way around. Would you like christchurch to be a bunch of addicts? Also this would make more people have health problems because they could buy more bottles of alcohol for less money and die early because they could get addicted. I think this is a very good reason not to vote for green/labour, now I will be wrapping up my main points.


In this argument I have stated my favourite policies from New Zealand first and told you why they ARE great and you should vote for them. I think New Zealand first is a great party to vote for because they are very strong in Incomes, Migration, Housing and lots more but this is great because these are very important policies. The points I have talked about include, abolishing secondary tax for low income earners, Remove GST from all food, for people who can't afford things like this and lastly, Keep the retirement age at 65, for grandparents who need the extra money. So have I changed your mind on who to vote for?

My next steps are: To understand the policies even more than I do already and make it so the reader KNOWS that I know a lot about them.

Monday, 25 September 2017

WALT: use appropriate scales, devices and metric units

In maths this term I have been learning about measurement and turning liters into milliliters and centermeters into meters and other things like that and then counting the remainder of that.

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This is the link to my assessment task

My next step is: to understand why I am doing the remainders and things instead of just finding how to work it out.



Friday, 22 September 2017

Koru games reflection


Koru Games Reflection

In the Koru Games the sport I competed in was netball

Our team won 6 games out of 10

I found the experience to be very fun because I got to see lots of my friends that are out of school and it was great to see the year 7's getting better and better and supporting them through it to make them feel like they are a good addition to the team.

In terms of working with Individuals and Groups; my solo level is relational because I am very good at supporting people and making them feel better and I look on what they positively not scolding what they do badly.

For Teamwork; my solo level is relational because I pass the ball a lot and don't just pass to the people who are particularly strong, I give everyone a fair turn even if they through the ball away.



Individuals and groups
I need help to work in a group (with teachers or other students
I can work in a group with my friends.
I can work in a group with anyone in my  year level or team  


I can respond positively to the needs of others
I can reflect on how well I work with the group and seek feedback on how I can improve
Teamwork

I need help to interact with others.

I need help to participate in a team.
I can interact with others one to one.

I can participate in a team.
I can interact with others in a small group.

I can participate and take responsibility in a team.

I can participate and take responsibility in a team and explain my choices in terms of team outcomes.
I can participate in creating healthy teams by taking responsibility and critical action.

Friday, 15 September 2017

distinction leadership 6

Today the leaders had a meeting about the chorus box. We had a look at all the comments we had made on what we should put on the box and they were all good! We are going to start doing the drawings now then send the best one off to the professional and he can draw it on the box and we can paint in the lines. I showed community by putting an idea what to do on the box, I showed leadership by listening to the other peoples ideas. I was a role model by listening to Mr L.

distinction technology 6

Today I went to tech with all the other year 7/8's. In the bus I sat with Savannah, Sophie and Charlotte in the back seat of the bus. When we finally got to tech Savannah and I walked to the woodwork and started on our speakers. Mine is white with a picture of belle from beauty and the beast on it and Savannah's is all black with a picture of Tinkerbell on one side. After a good 30 mins we went to mandarin and learned about days of the week. I showed excellence by singing the mandarin song. I showed leadership by helping other people with their wires in their box. I was a role model by doing the right things and getting involved at interval.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Letter writing

In Writing we have been learning to: Write a formal letter.


We have followed the writing process and have planned and drafted a formal letter.


This shows the process that we have followed.


Here is the letter that I have written


Here is my reflection on the letter writing that we have done.

One thing that I found challenging about writing formal letters was remembering to do all the dates and addresses and stuff. And also getting the format right.


My next step is: look for more opportunities to put my letter writing knowledge into practice in the future.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

distinction kapa haka 5

Today was kapa Haka and we started off by singing our main waiata which is Ka waiata. We sing this song with pride because all our school sings it and it is kind of like our school song because all our school knows it and sings it lots of the time. We then sang a new song that the teachers learnt when they went to the marae on the teacher only day. We then practiced out actions to all the songs and wrapped up. I showed community by singing with pride and listening to Matua. I showed leadership by  getting involved and committing to a group like kapa Haka. I was a role model by helping the other kids remember the actions for each song.

distinction key leadership 5

Today we talked about the house captains STILL not doing their jobs of putting up the flags and taking them down and the same with the bins. We also talked about how we have to get our excellence, but since we were going to have to get it at the end of the term we asked if we could just at least finish it at the end of the year and Mr L said okay. I showed leadership by backing the leaders who didn't want to get their badges up. I showed respect by listening to Mr L. I was a role model by telling the leaders to get their excellence because its not that hard.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Distinction key leadership role 4

Today the leaders had a meeting in our classroom through morning tea, this is the first time we have ever had a meeting through morning tea because we usually have them just throughout the eating time. We mainly talked about the trip we are going on to do the mural and I cant wait it sounds like so much fun! I showed respect by listening and sitting quietly. I showed leadership by not worrying about having to do the meeting through lunch. I was a role model by giving ideas what we could do for the mural.

Distinction kapa haka 4

Today was kapa Haka and we started off by singing our main waiata which is Ka waiata. We sing this song with pride because all our school sings it and it is kind of like our school song because all our school knows it and sings it lots of the time. We then sang a new song that the teachers learnt when they went to the marae on the teacher only day. We then practiced out actions to all the songs and wrapped up. I showed community by singing with pride and listening to Matua. I showed leadership by  getting involved and committing to a group like kapa Haka. I was a role model by doing the actions and letting other copy me.

Distinction kapa haka 3

Today was kapa haka. Firstly we went to the hall and sat in our spots in our lines for the performances, but then Mrs Baker realized there were heaps of gaps in the lines so we re organised all the spots again and we had to try and remember them for the next weeks so we wouldn't have to ask and annoy the teachers. So the teachers took a photo of us in our lines so they could tell us where we sit if we asked the next week. Next we went through our whole list of songs and fixed things we needed working on. I showed excellence by trying to remember my spot so I didn't annoy the teachers. I showed leadership by turning up to kapa haka. I was a role model by showing people where to sit and once I was assigned a spot I waited quietly for the other people to get a spot.

Distinction key leadership role 3

Today we had a meeting about the mural we are doing. This time though, the lady fro Christchurch city council came and she told us where we were going to do it, when, and how and other stuff like that. She also told us we can all do a drawing of what we want on the mural on scrap paper and then she can give them all to a professional artist who can choose what one is the best and he can change some and then draw it on the thing we are doing it on, then we can color it in. She also said that the council will provide everything such as, paint, paint brushes, aprons, and more! I showed community by being nice to the lady and being thankful. I showed leadership by giving some ideas what we could do for it. I was a role model by being respectful to her and not wasting her time.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Distinction kapa haka 2

Today I did kapa haka and we firstly took off our shoes and then got in our lines for performances. We then practiced the basic songs like the school song and the simple ones with no actions. After that warm up we started to practice the songs with actions and recap them. We then focused on our volume and the boys haka. I showed community by actually singing. I showed leadership by getting involved and joining kapa haka. I was a role model by doing the actions and teaching others to.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Term 2 book reveiw

The hunger games is about a girl called Katniss Everdeen. Her story started with the hunger games 1 but now I have read the hunger games 2 and thats what I am reviewing about. The main parts of this story is when Katniss is chosen for the second time in a row to go to the hunger games. But these was a twist to the hunger games that year...it was all the tributes from the last hunger games had to go this year. I loved this book because it was unpredictable and interesting.

You will have to read the book to find out more

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Term 2 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel … abandon ship

I found this novel interesting because it was a true story and it was sad to hear her perspective and that when I know is has happened to people before.

During the novel I had to complete a thinking map which shows that I can classify how the author has shown the theme of the book.

National Standard this covers
  • Year 9/10 Standard
    • I can locate, evaluate, analyse and summarise information and ideas within texts and across a range of texts.
    • I have a large vocabulary that is connected to my own knowledge about the world and includes: - academic e.g observe vs watch - subject-specific (specific words about a subject (e.g feline) - technical terms (specialised vocabulary of a particular field.)
Overall I would give this novel a rating of  9/10 and I would / would not  recommend it to others to read because it was sad and because I just wanted to keep reading, it was hard to have to stop because Mrs S said to stop at a spot/page.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Drama 2017

In ARTS this term we have been learning to:
Select and use techniques and relevant technologies to develop drama practice.
Here is a link to our online modelling book.

  • During this unit of learning we:
  • Described the characteristics of silent performances.
  • Identified different techniques used in silent performances.
  • Used these techniques in a variety of different practice situations.
  • Worked in a small group to put together our own silent performance.

The most challenging part of this unit of learning was overacting because its weird to do it in front of everyone and I was very nervous.

The two things that I enjoyed the most were:
  1. Working with my friends
  2. And getting out of my comfort zone

My group was: Brook, and Savannah

The story that my group told silently was that Brook plays with ball Natasha steals it and starts passing to Savannah Brook starts chasing us and points the finger. Brook kicks Savannah and steals the ball back. Brook comes to us and asks if we want to play with her

Overall I think my group worked very well together because we are friends so I felt comfortable doing drama with them.


Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Current Events Term 2, 2017

WALT: I can successfully research a current event.
Here is a link to our online modelling book for this unit of learning.

The National Standard that I have been aiming for during this unit of learning is:

  • Year 9/10: I can read in different ways to find and/or understand information that that is not immediately easy to access or is not organised in familiar ways.

Each week we have read a short text about a current event/ topic. We then formed questions based on what we had read.  After this we researched the answers to our questions and finally we gave our opinions on what we had found out.

Here is some evidence of my learning.




My Next Step is to continue to  apply the reading and  research skills that I have learned in a variety of other areas.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Maths geometry

Distinction key leadership role 2

Today was a leadership meeting, we met when everyone else in the class was eating so we didn't miss out on lunch which is good! We mostly talked about what we are going to do for the mural and also how we have to be up to a certain amount of blog posts to do the game at the end of the term for the people who have done their leadership role well. The people who have done it, got to go (like me) but the others had to stay and show Mr Ladbrook how many they had done.  I showed community by giving my opinion bout the mural. I showed leadership by doing all of my blog posts so it was less work for Mr Ladbrook. I was a role model by doing all the work I needed to do, since i'm a leader.

Distinction key leadership role 1

Today all the student leaders got called into a meeting mostly about the house captains and the follow up from when we went to visit the city council and what we can do to help them with the environment. We decided as a group to make a mural, we need to wait until the lady in charge reply's before we know what to draw and create. The house captains got told to keep doing what were doing n terms of doing the bins and flags because we are doing well. I showed excellence by giving ideas for what we could do for the mural. I showed leadership by turning up and doing my jobs like the flags and bins. I was a role model by listening to Mr Ladbrook when he was talking.

Distinction kapa haka 1

Today was kapa haka. Firstly we went to the hall and sat in our spots in our lines for the performances, but then Mrs Baker realized there were heaps of gaps in the lines so we re organised all the spots again and we had to try and remember them for the next weeks so we wouldn't have to ask and annoy the teachers. So the teachers took a photo of us in our lines so they could tell us where we sit if we asked the next week. Next we went through our whole list of songs and fixed things we needed working on. I showed excellence by trying to remember my spot so I didn't annoy the teachers. I showed leadership by turning up to kapa haka. I was a role model by showing people where to sit and once I was assigned a spot I waited quietly for the other people to get a spot.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

I can evaluate writers’ purposes and consider how they have used structure and language to suit these purposes. (Eg: I can make decisions about why the writer has written a piece of writing and how they have used particular structures and words to meet the purpose.

This is what we had to do for our blog post.
Assessment:​ ​I​ ​can​ ​evaluate​ ​writer's’​ ​purposes​ ​and​ ​consider​ ​how​ ​they​ ​have​ ​used​ ​structure​ ​and​ ​language​ ​to​ ​suit​ ​these​ ​purposes.​ ​(Eg:​ ​I​ ​can​ ​make 
decisions​ ​about​ ​why​ ​the​ ​writer​ ​has​ ​written​ ​a​ ​piece​ ​of​ ​writing​ ​and​ ​how​ ​they​ ​have​ ​used​ ​particular​ ​structures​ ​and​ ​words​ ​to​ ​meet​ ​the​ ​purpose.) 
Name:​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​Choose​ ​3​ ​out​ ​of​ ​the​ ​following​ ​texts:  
L5​ ​Author’s 
Purpose 
follow​ ​up 
I​ ​can​ ​describe​ ​the​ ​author's​ ​purpose​ ​in​ ​relation 
to​ ​structure​ ​and​ ​language​ ​choices​ ​in​ ​a​ ​text 
and​ ​give​ ​relevant​ ​evidence​ ​(eg​ ​vocabulary 
used) 
I​ ​can​ ​compare​ ​and​ ​contrast​ ​differences​ ​in​ ​the​ ​author's 
purpose​ ​in​ ​relation​ ​to​ ​structure​ ​and​ ​language​ ​choices 
between​ ​different​ ​texts. 
The​ ​author’s​ ​purpose​ ​is​ ​to​ ​inform​ ​the​ ​reader​ ​and 
give​ ​them​ ​facts. 
The​ ​specific​ ​language/​ ​structure​ ​choices​ ​that​ ​the 
author​ ​has​ ​made​ ​to​ ​support​ ​their​ ​purpose​ ​are​ ​that 
they​ ​have​ ​scientific​ ​and​ ​strong​ ​facts​ ​to​ ​prove​ ​their 
point. 
Specific​ ​language​ ​choices 
in​ ​the​ ​3​ ​texts: 
Structure​ ​of​ ​the​ ​3​ ​texts: 
Similarities 
both​ ​have​ ​informative 
language​ ​and​ ​they​ ​also​ ​had 
scientific​ ​language​ ​and 
facts​ ​for​ ​the​ ​reader.  
Similarities 
and​ ​​Laundry​ ​Folding​ ​Robot​​ ​both 
have​ ​their​ ​facts​ ​at​ ​the​ ​start 
and​ ​then​ ​later​ ​in​ ​the​ ​story 
they​ ​keep​ ​backing​ ​up​ ​their 
facts.  
The​ ​author’s​ ​purpose​ ​is​ ​to​ ​inform​ ​the​ ​reader​ ​and 
let​ ​them​ ​know​ ​about​ ​this​ ​robot. 
The​ ​specific​ ​language/​ ​structure​ ​choices​ ​that​ ​the 
author​ ​has​ ​made​ ​to​ ​support​ ​their​ ​purpose​ ​are​ ​they 
have​ ​written​ ​about​ ​what​ ​the​ ​robot​ ​does​ ​and​ ​how​ ​it 
could​ ​help​ ​people​ ​in​ ​their​ ​lives. 
The​ ​author’s​ ​purpose​ ​is​ ​to​ ​entertain​ ​the​ ​readers 
and​ ​make​ ​them​ ​want​ ​to​ ​read​ ​the​ ​book​ ​maybe​ ​to 
Differences 
Differences 
their​ ​children. 
The​ ​specific​ ​language/​ ​structure​ ​choices​ ​that​ ​the 
author​ ​has​ ​made​ ​to​ ​support​ ​their​ ​purpose​ ​are 
making​ ​the​ ​tory​ ​fun​ ​like​ ​having​ ​a​ ​talking​ ​cat​ ​and 
making​ ​it​ ​an​ ​adventure​ ​for​ ​the​ ​reader. 
cat​​ ​story​ ​was​ ​different 
because​ ​it​ ​had​ ​funny 
language​ ​and​ ​it​ ​was 
entertaining​ ​and​ ​the 
author's​ ​purpose​ ​was​ ​not​ ​to 
inform​ ​like​ ​the​ ​other​ ​two 
texts. 
the​ ​cat​​ ​story​ ​it​ ​was 
completely​ ​different 
because​ ​the​ ​authors 
purpose​ ​was​ ​to​ ​entertain 
the​ ​reader​ ​not​ ​to​ ​give​ ​the 
reader​ ​facts​ ​like​ ​the​ ​other 
one. 
Level​ ​5​ ​- 
Author's’ 
Purpose​ ​Map 

 

 
I​ ​can 
describe​ ​the 
author’s 
purpose​ ​in​ ​a 
text 
I​ ​can​ ​identify​ ​several​ ​features​ ​of​ ​the​ ​author’s​ ​purpose 
The​ ​author’s​ ​purpose​ ​is… 
The​ ​point​ ​of​ ​view​ ​is… 
The​ ​intended​ ​audience​ ​is... 
I​ ​can​ ​identify​ ​several​ ​features​ ​of​ ​the​ ​author’s​ ​purpose​;​ ​and 
explain​ ​giving​ ​relevant​ ​examples​ ​and​ ​evidence. 
What​ ​does​ ​it​ ​say​ ​in​ ​the​ ​text​ ​to​ ​show​ ​you​ ​that: 
this​ ​is​ ​the​ ​author’s​ ​purpose 
this​ ​is​ ​the​ ​point​ ​of​ ​view 
this​ ​is​ ​the​ ​intended​ ​audience 
The​ ​author’s 
To​ ​inform​ ​the​ ​reader​ ​what​ ​is​ ​going​ ​on​ ​with​ ​venus​ ​fly 
1.They​ ​used​ ​scientific​ ​sentences​ ​and​ ​words​ ​like 
purpose​ ​is… 
P?​ ​I?​ ​E? 
traps​ ​and​ ​what​ ​they​ ​do. 
when​ ​they​ ​said​ ​​the​ ​fact​ ​that​ ​the​ ​Dionaea 
muscipula,​ ​or​ ​Venus's​ ​flytrap,​ ​feeds​ ​on 
unsuspecting​ ​insects​ ​by​ ​luring​ ​them​ ​into​ ​its 
jaw-like​ ​leaves​ ​with​ ​sweet-smelling​ ​nectar​ ​has 
been​ ​known​ ​for​ ​centuries 
2.​ ​They​ ​are​ ​telling​ ​the​ ​reader​ ​what​ ​is​ ​happening​ ​and​ ​what 
has​ ​happened​ ​with​ ​venus​ ​fly​ ​traps​ ​like​ ​when​ ​they​ ​said 
how​ ​t​his​ ​is​ ​not​ ​the​ ​first​ ​time​ ​the​ ​Venus​ ​flytrap​ ​has 
impressed​ ​scientists.  
3.​ ​They​ ​used​ ​strong​ ​statements​ ​​ ​like​ ​when​ ​they​ ​said​ ​​the 
smart​ ​plant​ ​knows​ ​that​ ​this​ ​could​ ​be​ ​the​ ​result​ ​of​ ​the 
wind​ ​or​ ​a​ ​raindrop.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​only​ ​when​ ​the​ ​unsuspecting 
creature​ ​triggers​ ​the​ ​sensory​ ​hair​ ​a​ ​second​ ​time​ ​that​ ​it 
gets​ ​trapped​ ​inside​ ​the​ ​leaf. 
The​ ​point​ ​of 
view​ ​is… 
Third​ ​person 
1.​ ​In​ ​the​ ​text​ ​they​ ​keep​ ​saying​ ​words​ ​like​ ​their​ ​and 
that​ ​means​ ​its​ ​in​ ​third​ ​person​ ​like​ ​when​ ​they​ ​said 
The​ ​proteins​ ​extracted​ ​from​ ​their​ ​prey 
2.​ ​Also​ ​when​ ​they​ ​said​ ​according​ ​to​ ​the​ ​researchers. 
3.​ ​And​ ​lastly​ ​when​ ​they​ ​kept​ ​saying​ ​“they.” 
The​ ​intended 
audience​ ​is... 
Biology​ ​students​ ​at​ ​high​ ​school​ ​or​ ​university​ ​level. 
1.It​ ​has​ ​strong​ ​sentences​ ​like​ ​when​ ​they​ ​said 
however,​ ​scientists​ ​thought​ ​the​ ​prey​ ​only 
provided​ ​the​ ​plant​ ​with​ ​essential​ ​nutrients​ ​like 
nitrogen​ ​and​ ​phosphorous,​ ​that​ ​are​ ​severely 
lacking​ ​in​ ​their​ ​native​ ​habitats​ ​–​ ​the​ ​subtropical 
wetlands​ ​of​ ​North​ ​and​ ​South​ ​Carolina. 
2.​ ​And​ ​also​ ​when​ ​the​ ​author​ ​put​ ​according​ ​to​ ​the 
researcher,​ ​the​ ​process​ ​begins​ ​when​ ​the​ ​insect​ ​lands 
on​ ​the​ ​trap.​ ​If​ ​it​ ​just​ ​touches​ ​the​ ​sensory​ ​hair​ ​on​ ​the 
leaves​ ​once,​ ​nothing​ ​happens. 
3.​ ​And​ ​lastly​ ​when​ ​he​ ​said​ ​what​ ​they​ ​noticed​ ​was​ ​that​ ​a 
significant​ ​amount​ ​of​ ​the​ ​carbon​ ​dioxide​ ​emitted​ ​during 
respiration​ ​was​ ​derived​ ​from​ ​the​ ​prey​ ​being​ ​digested, 
not​ ​from​ ​photosynthesis​ ​conducted​ ​by​ ​the​ ​plant.​ ​These 
are​ ​just​ ​examples​ ​because​ ​of​ ​the​ ​strong​ ​language​ ​the 
author​ ​is​ ​using. 

 
​ ​I​ ​can​ ​generalise​ ​about​ ​the​ ​author’s​ ​point​ ​of​ ​view 
Overall​ ​this​ ​text​ ​was​ ​informative​ ​and​ ​in​ ​third​ ​person​ ​view​ ​because​ ​the​ ​author​ ​wanted​ ​to​ ​teach​ ​people​ ​something 
about​ ​the​ ​stuff​ ​he​ ​finds​ ​interesting​ ​and​ ​might​ ​want​ ​to​ ​put​ ​the​ ​message​ ​across​ ​that​ ​he​ ​wants​ ​more​ ​researchers​ ​to 
do​ ​another​ ​experiment​ ​on​ ​the​ ​venus​ ​fly​ ​trap.​ ​I​ ​strongly​ ​think​ ​this​ ​text​ ​is​ ​aimed​ ​at​ ​​biology​ ​students​ ​at​ ​high​ ​school 
or​ ​university​ ​level​​ ​because​ ​the​ ​author​ ​has​ ​put​ ​lots​ ​of​ ​scientific​ ​words​ ​that​ ​I​ ​cannot​ ​understand​ ​without​ ​looking 
them​ ​up.