Change Detectives

In Science this term, we have been learning about reversible and irreversible change. We have investigated different types of changes, such as how fast we can make an ice cube melt, how gas particles move through the air and how salt is dissolved in water. Here are some photos of us conducting an experiment to see how much salt we could add to water before it stopped dissolving.

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Earthquake encounters

Hello everyone,
For the last few weeks we have been looking at earthquakes in science. To learn about these natural disasters, we have skyped scientists in Canberra that study and measure earthquakes and looked at videos online. We have also had our principal come to our classroom and tell us about her experience of being an earthquake when she was in New Zealand. We have learned about what causes an earthquake, where in the world they mostly occur and what happens after and during one. Linked to that, all of the grade sixes have gotten into small groups to research a natural disaster. Each group studied how they are caused, wrote an explanation about them and put it into a sixty-second video.
Written by Zoe

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Carnival games

Last week we held our carnival. Students were required to design a game that based on chance and then construct it. They had to calculate the theoretical probability of a person winning their game and then conduct experiments to find the experimental probability.

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Adventures in Melbourne

Last night we went to Eureka SkyDeck. The views at night were amazing!

Today we have walked about 15 kilometres. We started our day with a walk along the Yarra River, continuing on to the Shrine of Remembrance. It was great to be able to go there just before the 100th centenary of ANZACs landing at Gallipoli.

We then walked to Federation Square where we had lunch. After lunch, we went to ACMI and enjoyed playing lots of old video games and learning about how television shows are made.

Our last stop was the MCG. We saw the players’ rooms, media room, MCC area and walked out on to the ground. Then we went through the National Sports Museum and tried our hand at lots of different sporting activities in the Game On room.

After our long day, it was back to camp for soft tacos and a movie!

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Geography projects

Students have started creating 3D models of an Asian country. It has been great to see the different ways they have chosen to make their countries – foam, paper mache, paint, wood and cardboard are just some of the resources they have used. They’ve also used a number of different technologies, including their iPads, Google Earth, Interactive Whiteboards and cutting machines. Here are some photos of the beginning stages.

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Integrated Studies – Asia

This term our Integrated Studies topic is Asia. Students have excitedly started making a 3D model of an Asia country. In Auslan, they are comparing the similarities and differences between their country and Australia. Over the next few weeks, students will be looking at different statistics about their country and representing this as an infographic. Please complete the survey to help us understand how different ways that we can survey people and graph data! One you’ve submitted your answer, click on ‘See previous answers’ to see the survey results so far.

 

Which country would you most like to visit in Asia and why? Have you visited any countries in Asia already?

Student blogs

This week the Grade 6s have been working on setting up their own student blogs. I am impressed with how much they have already learnt and how they have worked collaboratively to teach each other new things. Here are some examples of what we have learnt so far:

  • Chloe has learnt to put a picture on her blog
  • Matt learnt how to put a text widget on his blog to show that he is participating in the Student Blogging Challenge
  • We learnt to write blogs that were interesting and didn’t include too much personal information, like Lucia’s ‘About Me’ post and Hayley’s welcome post.
  • Milly learnt how to put a ClustrMap on her page so she could count her visitors. 4 so far!

Everyone has learnt something new about blogging this week. Have a look at our class blog list to see how our blogs are looking so far!