BTN: Questions about Paris

This week’s BTN report was all about Paris and ISIL’s move against it. Monuments all over the world lit up it the colors of Paris’s flag to spread awareness, some of which included Australia’s parliament house and Sydney Habour Bridge. All around the world country’s are in risk of getting attacked by ISIL and Australian’s are in high risk of that happening. But Australia have a lot of protection to keep us safe. I understand that Australia is a protected country and we all will be safe, I also understand that ISIL has killed 1000’s of people.

What other monuments in the world were lit up in blue, white and red?

3 RECALLS

2 UNDERSTANDINGS

1 QUESTION

Link: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4355250.htm

BTN: Scrabble Stars

This week’s BTN report was about scrabble and how sometimes you will play it on a rainy day but for others scrabble means a lot more. More than 125 kids have been competing to be the world champion. In 2015 more than 1000 words have been added to the scrabble dictionary, like  hashtag, selfie, lol, emoji, frenemy, onsie and bromance. I understand some people consider it more than a board game and I also understand these words where added because of the amount of use.

What other words where added?

3 RECALLS

2 UNDERSTANDINGS

1 QUESTION

Link: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4345721.htm

BTN: Sugary Drinks

In this BTN report it talked about how aussie kids thought about soft drinks. The kids said that on special occasions they where aloud to drink soft drinks. On an average it said there was 6 tsp in iced tea, 21 tsp in an energy drink, 16 tsp in a 600 ml bottle of soft drink and 10 tsp in a sports drink. I understand that drinking something like this would cause obesity, diabetes or even heart diseases. I also understand that some people are unaware of how much sugar are in these drinks.

How much sugar is in a glass of orange juice?

3 recalls

2 understandings

1 question

 

BTN: National Threatened Species Day!

This BTN report was all about endangered and extinct Australian animals. It informed me that the last thylacine died in a zoo in Hobart, just one of the many extinct Australian animals. It also said that 63 Aussie species are critically endangered, which is the highest level of species before extinction. I understand that this is terrible because that means we will be losing some of our animals.

A handful of other extinct animals are: The desert rat kangaroo, The dusky flying fox, The lesser bibly and The paradise parrot. Some of the main reasons of extinction or critically endangered are climate change, habitat loss or introduced species like the fox or feral catI understand that these animals cause a lot of damage to the Australian eco-system. I wonder what other Australian animals are extinct and which ones that are endangered are the closest to extinction? I wonder if there’s anything I can do about it? 

BLUE: 3 RECALLS

PINK: 2 UNDERSTANDINGS

GREEN 2 QUESTIONS

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/

BTN: Public Money

This weeks BTN report was about Bronwyn Bishop (The speaker of the house of representatives) And her 5,000 dollar helicopter ride to a political fundraiser from Melbourne to Geelong. When if she went in a car would of only took 1 hour and 30 minutes. I understand that the people of Australia are angry and mad because of this helicopter ride. I also understand that driving to Geelong is a very short amount of time and I know someone who does it more than once a week.

Did she know she would of gotten in a lot of trouble?

BLUE: 3 RECALLS

PINK: 2 UNDERSTANDINGS

AQUA: 1 QUESTION

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4278848.htm

BTN: Kids’ Ads

This BTN report was talking about how junk food ads influence you to spend your money. I learnt that 3 in 10 kids are overweight or obese. 5 hours in every week of television are used for advertisements. Some groups keep a close eye on everything on television. It is called ACMA – Australian Communications and Media Authority. I understand that they make these ads to make children and some grown ups want to go and buy them. I also understand that the products you get are not what they seem or look like in the ad.

Why don’t they advertise at later hours?

BLUE: 3 RECALLS

PINK: 2 UNDERSTANDINGS

AQUA: 1 QUESTION

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s2675510.htm

BTN: Fairy Business

This BTN report was about a girl named Samara who started her own business making fairy houses. She has made over 2,000 fairy houses that she sell’s and shows children how to make them. She also has written her own book. I understand that it is the only book in the world that instructs you how to make a fairy house.

There are 3 steps she used to make her own business: 1 you have to have a unique idea, 2 people have to know about your business and the 3rd is you have to know how much money you will be making and to do this you have to know material costs and take that away from selling your items, this is called having a profit and loss sheet. I under stand that this would help you form a business.

How much do the fairy houses cost?

BLUE: 3 RECALLS

PINK: 2 UNDERSTANDINGS

AQUA: 1 QUESTION

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4122695.htm

 

BTN: Greece in Trouble

This weeks BTN was all about Greece being in trouble about money. And the problems all started a while ago when Greece spent and ran out of money. To get more money Greece had to borrow money from a lot of other European country’s and eventually it came to some strict conditions. I  understand that other European country’s are expecting there money back. Which made a lot of Greece’s citizens upset and mad. And they are mad because it led to rise in taxes, fewer jobs and less pay. I understand they are made because they are losing money.

When will Greece be happy again?

 

BLUE: 3 RECALLS

PINK: 2 UNDERSTANDINGS

AQUA: 1 QUESTION

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4274293.htm

BTN: Shark Safety

This week’s BTN report was about Mick Fanning’s shark attack a couple weeks ago. It talked about how lucky he is to be alive and unharmed I totally agree because when most people are in a shark attack they lose body parts or lives. It also talked about a couple ways to make you feel safer at beaches like  Like at dawn or dusk avoid  swimming at those times, don’t swim in murky waters or by your self at the beach and swim in patrolled areas (like between the flags), taking notice of warning or signs. I believe Mick Fanning would be pretty nervous to get back in the water.

What people kill sharks?

 

BLUE: 3 RECALLS

PINK: 2 UNDERSTANDINGS

AQUA: 1 QUESTION

 

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4278849.htm

 

BTN: Netball Star

Madeline Proud (Maddy) has been selected for one of the country’stop netball teams. The Adelaide Thunderbirds. Maddy is the youngest in the team and competition at the age of 16.But she has been playing since she was 4. But the coach will not recruit anyone younger than 16 because their bodies aren’t ready for the heavy training. I understand the stage Maddy is up to is exceptional and amazing. I also understand the training level would be like a 10 kilometer run.

How intense is the training?

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3007406.htm