Dingoes

The dingo is Australia’s wild dog. Dingoes arrived in Australia about 5,000 years ago, from Indonesian  seafarers.

(Canis lupis dingo)

Dingoes are a medium sized dog and weigh 13-24 kg, with males usually heaver.  A normal male stands at 53-62 cms.  The colour of a dingo is sandy yellow to red ginger.

Usually dingoes have white markings on there paws, tail tip and chest.  They have pricked ears so they can hear good and a bushy tail.

Habitat:

In the past, most dingoes live on the mainland of Australia, but now most wild one’s are in Tasmania. Dingoes live in alpine, woodland, desert and tropical regions.

Diet:

Dingoes best prey would be Wallaby and Kangaroo, but it also eats rabbit’s, possum’s, glider’s, rat’s and mice.  Dingoes are found at dusk and dawn, when their prey is awake.

Breeding:

The live cycle of the dingo happen’s once a a year from March to June.  Dingoes have 4 to 6 pups, and have to leave their packs in less than a year.

 

wombat stewWombat Stew is a funny story about a Dingo that was going to cook a wombat.  Wombats friends, saved him by making the stew disgusting and Dingo thought he was poisoned.

 

 

 

 

 

Rhyming poems inspired by Wombat Stew.

Wombat stew, Wombat stew,

Icky sticky,

Munchy crunchy

Wombat stew!

Wombat stew, Wombat stew,

Prickle tickle,

Bristle fistle,

Wombat stew!

Kookaburra pie,

Kookaburra pie,

Oh so feathery,

Laughing terribly,

Kookaburra pie!

Lizard toast, Lizard toast,

Oh so crunchy,

Always munchy,

Lizard toast!

                                             

 

Pocket Money Statistics

A couple of days ago  my Dad found me counting my pocket money.  He asked me to start again, but instead of count up the total, I was to count how many of each denomination.

A denomination is: each type of coin I had.

I counted them up and below are my results. We then calculated the total for each denomination.  And finally the grand total: at first, I didn’t know how we were going to do it.  But when I was shown, it all made sense

 

Then we drew some graphs using the information above: we had to type in the amount of each denomination, and this is what I got.

Bar Graph

Money Count Bar Graph

The graph above shows …. the amount of each coin.  You can see that I have 2$ the most, then any other coin.

The next graph highlights the total of each coin.  Like there is 23 2$ coins.  But the total is 46$.

Money Total Bar Graph

Pie Graph

Total Money Pie Chart

The pie graph clear demonstrates that … the pie graph shows that the 2$ coins is just a tiny bit over half way.

From creating these graphs I have learnt…. instead of counting my money, I’ll just let the computer count it for me.  There is a lot of 2$ coins around the house.  I have learned what a denomination is.  I also learned what a pie graph is, and that’s about it.