Week 2, February 2015
Our Term 1 Inquiry unit is titled
THE POWER OF JUSTICE
We have started exploring the idea of a Super Hero in the real world. Who are they and what are their qualities.
Here’s a 15 minute video about Vasco Da Gama
Christopher Colombus video (12 minutes)
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20 May. HANDS-ON SCIENCE incursion!
Today the children attended the Hands-On Science incursion. Charlie demonstrated five experiments and the class got to test them out themselves after making PREDICTIONS (educated guesses). Watch the videos below to see hear some explanations and to watch the children in action.
More videos to be uploaded
The Balloon Rocket experiment
Coming up in week 5 – The balloon rocket experiment and the Hands-On Science Incursion happening on Tuesday morning! Woo
15 May. Research and Experiments
The students in 3/4A have been reading science books all about Force and Motion. We have found out about Sir Isaac Newton, Scientist Galileo and his experiment off the Leaning Tower of Pisa and lots more. It was interesting to read about friction and air resistance and how car designers use science to help make their cars faster.
We also discussed the Scientific Process and conducting an experiment according to this. We made paper helicopters and created a base test noting our observations. Then we decided to change one element of the test (such as height helicopter was dropped from, length of the propeller blades, or even attaching a paper clip to make it heavier) and hypothesise what would happen. Then we conducted the trial, and wrote down our observations. It was lots of fun and some results where very interesting.
3 May. FORCE AND MOVEMENT
Our first lessons have been brainstorming in a ‘bus stop’ rotation about what we know about FRICTION, WIND FORCE, DIRECT FORCE, and GRAVITY. We can up with lots of questions and wonderings. On Tuesday we will conducting our own experiment so we can start looking at the Scientific Process.
Yes you guessed it! Our new topic is Forces and Movement! I can’t wait to get experimenting and reporting our findings.
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Have a look at the pictures and have a guess what you think our New Inquiry Topic will be….
Welcome to our Inquiry page – and a huge G’day to the 4th grade Chargers from St Damian’s in Michigan USA!!! We can’t wait for you to see the work we have been preparing. There are power point presentations, quizzes and even a drawing tutorial (coming). Take a look and let us know what you think. We would love to hear from you.
Activity 1 – the Quiz! QUIZ – Backgrounds
Here is some information about the backgrounds of the students in our class. Backgrounds
*** NEW UPLOAD *** Have a look at our Sports presentation. This link will take you to you tube to view it. http://youtu.be/Ui4LpchGzXg
Information Power Point about our school! Our Teachers
MINECRAFT – The Ultimate Guide How to play Minecraft.
**** NEW UPLOAD ****** Do you love drawing? We do! Click here if you want to see a drawing tutorial http://youtu.be/CkFgmp3ZUno it’s on you tube!