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Kia ora my name is Jaxon today I will show you how I made this gif of ice melting and then the water evaporating.

The earlliest version of this ice cube was when there was a big black backdrop and words that said the lonley ice cube but then i abondon that idea.

At first I desind my ice cube in my cartoony art style but the I look at acual ice and saw they were pretty clear and so I canged the opacity of the ice besides the outline.

To make it look like its melting i just duplicated the layer and made it smaller and smaller and adding a puddle to it I made the puddle.

I added the sun and later some clouds then I added the avaporaion stage then there was a bit of steam at the end.

I made it turn into a solid to a liquid and a liquid to a gas and the atoms move faster when going into differnt phases the atoms go faster.

There is still more so stay tuned for that.

Tupiai Response to text

Polynesian Explorers

Highlight the correct answer, or type in what you think is correct.


  1. When, and where was Tupaia born?


  1. a) Around 1825 in Rā‘iātea
  2. b) Around 1725 in New Zealand
  3. c) Around 1825 in New Zealand
  4. d) Around 1725 in Rā‘iātea


  1. Rā‘iātea is a part of which larger group of islands? 


  1. a) Samoa       b) Tahiti
  2. c) Rapa Nui      d) Micronesia


  1. What was the name of the British official sent to secure British rule over NZ?


  1. a) William Johnson           b) Abel Tasman
  2. c) William Hobson d) Captain James Cook


  1. One day, more people would come – a different kind of people altogether. They would arrive on a canoe with no outrigger and would change everything: “And this land will be taken by them” Vaita said

Did this prophecy come true? Explain.

→Yes it’s said in the book On 18 June 1767, a strange vessel was

seen off the coast of Tahiti, where Tupaia now lived.


  1. Only about 20 of the painted hoe that were given to Captain Cook in 1769 by Māori survive.


  1. a) True b) False


  1. Describe the role that Tupaia had on board the Endeavour – what did he do on Captain Cook’s ship?


→He was the translator for Captain Cook 




8. Explain the four reasons why Hoe were important, and special pieces of technology for Maori.
→ they were important to the Maori culture.
→ They had spiritual importance.
→ They were important in all areas of life.
→ They were extremely well designed.

9. Tupaia (up until recently) and much more Polynesian history remains oral history (that means told by speaking). How can we ensure that this history is available to learn for future generations? Try to come up with at least 2 ways.

→ we can learn from stories in books and not forget our history.

response to text (Treaty of Waitangi)

Treaty of Waitangi
Highlight the correct answer, or type in what you think is correct.

1. When did Maori first arrive in Aotearoa, New Zealand?

a) Between 1150 & 1200AD
b) Between 1250 & 1350AD
c) Between 1250 & 1300AD
d) Last Year

2. In the 1790’s Pakeha arrived in NZ to do what?

a) Hunt Moa b) Start families
c) Hunt whale & seals d) Escape prison sentences

3. What was the name of the British official sent to secure British rule over NZ?

a) William Johnson b) Abel Tasman
c) William Hobson d) Captain James Cook

4. There were two things that Maori chiefs Hone Heke Pokai and Tamati Waka Nene thought signing the treaty would help accomplish. What were they?

→They wanted control on sales of Māori land to Europeans and on European settlers
→Māori possessions under the crown’s protection, with the exclusive right of the queen to purchase Māori land

5. True or False: Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Treaty of Waitangi are the exact same.

a) True b) False

6. The Waitangi Tribunal was set up in 1975. Describe the job the Waitangi Tribunal have?

→Makes recommendations on claims brought by Māori relating to Crown actions which breach the promises made in the Treaty of Waitangi.




The spreading of a species into a new habitat.
The British did a colonisation on NZ

The formal document embodying such an international agreement.
The Treaty of Waitangi

the quality or state of being sovereign, or of having supreme power or authority.
the quality or state of being sovereign


8. When the treaty was signed William Hobson said out loud “He iwi
tahi tātou.” (“We are one people.”)
What do you think he meant by this?

→we are all together and one


9. The article describes differences between Te Tiriti and the Treaty of Waitangi – Why do you think those differences caused difficulties?

→ because some stuff could be mixed up and get confused

Niue Response to text

Niue – Questions

Use this article here to help answer the questions below, highlight the answer. 


1) This week it is _____ language week.

  1. a) Samoan b) Tongan
  2. c) Fijian d) Niuean


2) What is Niue often referred to as?

  1. a) The sun spot of Polynesia b) The Rock of Polynesia
  2. c) The tiny island nation d) The heart of the Pacific


3) Who was the first European settler to sight Niue?

  1. a) Captain James Cook b) Captain Jack Sparrow
  2. c) Captain James Busby c) Captain Hook
  3. i) When did he sight Niue?

→ Captain James Cook sighted Niue but was refused landing by the locals on                   three different attempts.

4) How many attempts did Captain Cook make to land in Niue? 

  1. a) Three b) Two
  2. c) None d) One
  3. i) Why do you think the people of Niue refused to let him set foot on shore?

→ Captain James Cook was the first European to sight the island, but he was unable to land there due to fierce opposition by the local population

5) What is the population of Niue

  1. a) 1,200 b) 16,00
  2. c) 1,600 d) 500


6) Why are the people of Niue considered to be New Zealand citizens?

→ because there wasn’t that much room on their island


7) There are more Niuean people living in Niue than anywhere else in the world?

  1. a) True b) False


8) Find one interesting fact about Niue and write it here:

  It is one of the least visited countries in the world.