Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Why Is The Moon Upside Down? Follow Up

After reading the text and the diagrams, what does the information tell us?

Text - What does the text tell us?  Summarise

Niko & Ani had known each other since they were in KOHANGA. Their families lived next door to each other, and they often used to stay at each others place. As Niko and Ani got older, they’re camp out in the deck. They always used to stare up at the Moon and the stars, and talk about what would they do when they get out of school and travel around the world.

Ani has been waiting for ages to get her first email from Niko, and after some small talk, he said:


There’s something wrong with the Moon. It just looks weird. It’s not the same. Maybe it’s a different one. When I stand outside and look at it, the shadows are in the wrong place. Rona’s upside down .So is the ngaio tree. i know, Rona’s not standing on top of her head. That will make her more angrier.

Ani and Niko had an idea to search what is wrong with the moon. They would take some photo’s of the moon and send it to each other. Ani’s camera couldn't zoom in that much so it didn't work to well. But then she had a thought. They will draw some pictures of the moon and then send it to each other.

What do the diagrams tell us?

The diagram tells us that each of their moon has different kinds of angles and that it isn’t 2 separated moons. Ani discovered that Niko’s new moon was a backwards C shape and her’s was a normal C shape. Niko lives in New Zealand and Ani is in Japan, and they can see from different directions. Because of that, Japan is on top of NZ & Japan can see Marama (Moon) from the top. Niko can see the Moon from below.


  1. this is really great and ms clark will love it

  2. This looks fantastic Vaifoa. So great seeing you create diagrams to display your understanding of the text!