Magnificent Man O' War

By: Erin McCarty

Portuguese Man O' War

Portuguese Man O’ War’s name comes from its looks; it looks like an old Portuguese battle ship. The Man O’ War has an extravagant diet, habitat and appearance. A Blue Bottle, which is another name for a Portuguese Man O’ War, is a fascinating, unique animal that is very different than any other organism. I think Blue Bubbles, another name for a Man O’ War, are awesome and here is why.


In conclusion, a Blue Bottles, Blue Bubbles, Man O’ Wars and Portuguese Man O’ Wars are all very unique organisms. Also, if you come across a Blue Bubble, get ready for trouble. According of the information on their habitat, appearance and their diet, these are extremely wonderful creatures. I got all of this awesome information from Buzzle, Wild Things and Encyclopedia Britannica. I love Man O’ Wars after reading this and I hope you do to.

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My Diorama

In my diorama there is, a Man O' War, crab, starfish, seaweed, fish, clown fish, and a sea turtle.


Sources: Taste, CNN, Wikipedia

This dish is claimed by New Zealand and Australia; no one knows who is the founder.

  • 6 egg whites, at room temperature

  • 315g (1 1/2 cups) caster sugar

  • 3 teaspoons cornflour

  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

  • 375ml (1 1/2 cups) thickened cream

  • 2 mangoes, cheeks removed, peeled, cut into thin wedges

  • 1 banana, peeled, thinly sliced

  • 4 passionfruit, halved

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  1. Preheat oven to 150°C. Line a large baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Draw a 20cm disc on the paper and turn the paper ink-side down.

  2. Step 2

  3. Use an electric beater to beat the egg white in a clean, dry bowl until firm peaks form. Gradually add the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating constantly, until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is thick and glossy. Beat in the cornflour, vinegar and vanilla essence.

  4. Step 3

  5. Spoon the meringue mixture onto the disc and use a flat-bladed knife to shape the meringue and make furrows. Bake in oven for 10 minutes.

  6. Step 4

  7. Reduce oven temperature to 110°C. Bake for a further 1 hour or until the meringue is crisp and dry. Turn oven off. Leave meringue in oven, with the door closed, to cool completely.

  8. Step 5

  9. Use a balloon whisk to whisk the cream in a bowl until firm peaks form. Spread the cream over the top of the pavlova. Top with mango and banana. Drizzle over passionfruit pulp.


  • both countries claim this in honor of Anna Pavlova, a russian ballerina that came to Australia.

  • decorated with fruit and cream.

  • research shows that Pavlova comes from New Zealand.

  • a hotel chef in New Zealand made this dish

  • meringue based dessert

  • crispy crust

  • australian christmas dessert

Go Fish

I had A lot of fun doing the Go Fish project. I am going to ask my parents for one after this for an aquarium. I got an Australian Rainbow Fish, two Balloon Belly Molly, three Danio Glofish, and two Comet Goldfish. Lastly, in this project I spent $134.66 on this whole project. I suggest that we do the Go Fish project again next year.