Thursday, June 26, 2014

What is echolocation and how is it used?

What is echolocation and how is it used?

Echo’s are created by a sound bouncing off an object. People use echo’s if they want to know if there is a dead end in a cave. Echo’s can be heard after the sound has been made.  

Echolocation is an echo that rebounds off objects and comes back in the air molecules so you can hear what was said. Bats and other animals use echolocation to find food in pitch black. Other animals like dolphins and whales communicate using sound . Whales can use the water to amplify their low sounds. Dolphins make high pitched clicking sounds.

Some animals can use echolocation to figure out whos who.

Ben underwood uses echolocation because he was blind from eye cancer. Ben underwood could see using sharp clicking sounds with his mouth. He was able hear the echo from an object around or in front of him. By using echolocation Ben could rollerblade, bike and play basketball like a normal person.

Ben had learnt that he could see by clicking. He said “Clicking used to be a habit” and then hear the echoes from what was in front of him. He could hear were the echo’s were coming back from.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The weekend

Yesterday I went to the internet cafe and played games on the computers with my brother Shelford. We were there for about four hours. I learnt how to use cheat engine for social empires. And I helped my friend use it so he could level up on the game.

We all left and got a drink. Me and my brother went to go home and we saw Hiwarau and we started to play bands. Then we started to walk home and my Dad called me and asked me if we wanted to get a ride home.

So my dad picked me up from the library. Once we got home my friend named Kc. We started to play with our skateboards. Then we went inside and played skate 3.  

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

How to Kickflip on a skateboard

How to Kickflip on a skateboard

Learning how to Kickflip on a skateboard is the easiest trick after the Ollie. Once you are comfortable with riding around on your skateboard and with your Ollies thats when you can start learning how to kickflip.

First you need to put your weight on one foot but not too much weight because you need to have balance. The foot thats up closest to the top of the board is bent( the same technique as the Ollie). You flick the side of the skateboard. Try using a deck with no trucks and no wheels and practise on the grass.

Once you have learnt how to kickflip you start going a bit slower