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Science – It’s Electrifying!

Over the last couple of weeks, we have been learning about Electricity – Circuits.

We were each given a Circuit Kit which consisted of a battery pack, switch, wires and light bulbs. We had to design and construct a functioning ‘Light/Lamp’. Here are a few of our finished ones!

We look forward to sharing all of them with you!

 

Natural Disasters

This term, we have been learning about Natural Disasters.
We have all been busy putting together Google Slide presentations to represent some of our learning about our chosen type of disaster.

Some of the disasters we chose were volcanoes, tsunamis, floods, bush fires, cyclones, etc.

We had to find information about the follow…
– How the disaster occurs
– Where in the world the disaster is most likely to occur
– How long the disaster lasts
– The effects the disaster has on people and the environment
– Describe a well-known disaster
– Facts about the disaster

Here are a few of our presentations.

It’s Electrifying – Book Lights!

This term we have been learning all about electrical circuits.

We were each given our own kit. We spent some time in class experimenting with the materials and then took them home to create our own book light. We were given the task to create a book light to link in with this years Book Week theme – Books light up our world.

We look forward to displaying out lights in the Library during Book Week.

Check out our hard work and let us know what you think.

Did you enjoy creating the Book Light? If so, why? Why not?

What was the hardest thing to do?

What would you do differently next time if you have the opportunity to do this activity again?

Endangered Animal Habitats

As part of our Integrated Studies we designed and built a habitat for the endangered animal we are researching. We used a variety of materials to produce a diorama. Here is a short video with some photos of us constructing them.

We look forward to sharing the end products with you.

Can you guess which animals might be living in these habitats?

Endangered Animal Project

This term we are looking at Report Writing as part of our Literacy Block.
We have had to choose an Australian Endangered Animal that we would like to research. We have a four part project that we have begun.

Part 1 involves us answering a range of questions based on the terms endangered, threatened and vulnerable.

Part 2 involved us writing a written report.

We are using the structure below to write our report.

ReportHere are the bones of what your written report should look like

Classification – introduce your animal (describe your animal: appearance, weight, size, where in the world is it found, etc.)

Description
Paragraph 1 – Describe your animals habitat.
Paragraph 2 – Describe what your animal needs to eat to survive – include the animal’s food chain
Paragraph 3 – Explain why your chosen animal is endangered
Paragraph 4 – Write about an organisations that are helping the animal. Include information about what we can do to help this animal survive.
You may like to include more paragraphs with additional information. 

Conclusion – Remember this is OPTIONAL

Part 3 involves us writing a persuasive text about whether or not we think our chosen animal should be saved from becoming extinct.

Part 4 involves us designing and creating a model replicating the habitat our chosen animal lives in the wild.

Click on the link below to get a copy of the Project Sheet
Endangered Animal Project

Here is another resource you might like to read whilst you are writing your report. Remember to keep some of these things in mind as they will help you create a well planned and written report.

report2

What have you enjoyed about the project?
What are you finding most challenging about the project?
What have you learnt whilst completing this project?

ANZAC Questions & Answers

Today, the Year 5’s were given a quick task to complete.
They were asked to think about a question they had in relation to ANZAC Day as part of our ANZAC unit.
They needed to research their question and put the information they found onto ONE slide. Their hard work and creativity has been compiled into one Slideshow of information.

What questions do you still have? 

Paper Mache Solar System Fun

Over the past two weeks, we have been working on creating our very Solar System.
Firstly, we were put into small groups of 2-3 and were assigned a planet.
Then, using the Paper Mache technique we created our planet over a number of days as we had to allow each layer of glue and newspaper to dry.
When we were happy with the number of layers we had applied Mrs Mahney and Mrs Watkins primed our planets with a special paint.
The excitement continued as we began painting out planets.
We had to research our planet and find out as much as we could in order to make the planet look right.
We are at the stage where we are still looking for information about our planet and have to come up with a way to present  this information along with our planet.

Here are a few images of our work so far and we look forward to sharing our Solar Systems with you when they are complete this week!

What have you enjoyed most about this process?
What information or fun facts have you learnt about your planet?