Today we watched a video on BTN about two girls who went to a refugee simulation camp. They experienced what refugees experience. They had to change their names and they were on the run to Norway. I learnt how hard it was to be a refugee, I’ve seen it on the news but I never realised how hard it was. I am now wondering how tiring it must be to cross multiple borders in 24 hours! What are you wondering?
Yesterday we did 3 way conferences. You’re probably wondering what they are… They are just like Parent & Teacher interviews except the teacher isn’t talking to mum or dad till the end. We have to host it. You need to tell your parents something about each subject, ( Reading, Writing, Maths and Inquiry.) We had to write a script so we don’t say stuff like umm…. Uuuuuuhhhh… Here is my script:
Here is is a reflection of last night when I did it:
If I could fix anything about last night I would fix how quickly I talked as mum and dad said I talked as if I was being chased!
How did you feel?
It’s week two of solar boats and the completion is already pretty tough! We started testing and finished. We tested the boats on speed, buoyancy, plane, alignment and balance. My test hull looks like this:
My test hull!
My boat came 2nd after Ryan’s which was a perfect boat. Here is a picture of his:
Ryan’s Test Hull
Today Wil has started working on the circuit, Ryan is designing the Race Hull and I’m in charge of the poster. If you want to see a bit more and even learn a bit more click on this link. Thank you and look out for more posts about the Super Solar Boats Journey!
What do you think would you do in solar boats?
This week we started solar boats, it all started with Miss C saying,
“Choose someone you want to be with in Solar Boats!” I chose my best friend Lily and she chose me! After lunch everyone got told their groups and I was put with Lily, Wil and Ryan. First we came up with a few team protocols like listen to each other and put in 110%. Then we assigned numbers and jobs for this week and our jobs were the same to plan and build a test hull. So yesterday we all drew up plans for test hulls the plans were birds eye, isometric paper and side. But even though we finished in the first hour we couldn’t start due to the fact that no one brought in any polystyrene.
So today I brought some polystyrene boxes from Coles .So we can start building today. Stay tuned if you want to hear more about the Super Solar Boats Journey!
What design would you choose and why?
Test Hull designs
Ever wondered about what’s in lightning? Ever wondered why you jump back once you’re hit? Do you want to know how to stay safe? Well, that’s is all in this article about lively lightning. Before we start please ask me anything else you want to know about lighting.
Lightning in general
Every body knows about what lightning is because everyone knows it comes in storms and can kill people and causes blackouts or turns electricity back on in a house. It can cause scare the live out of people with it’s partner of thunder. But something I bet you don’t know is what’s in lightning… Well it’s electricity but what’s in electricity?
From Horrible Science Shocking Electricty
Well, to just make it easier I give you this example there are atoms in every thing and electrons go around them and when it’s in the case of electricity the electrons travel around super super fast and they get super charged or over charged, which creates electricity.
Did You Know? Lightning is a giant electrical spark.
What should I do in a lightning storm?
Lightning or Thunder Storms are dangerous, really dangerous. If you get shocked it’s very dangerous but even though you should be able to live since most people survive from shocks don’t try it. If your teacher is shocked by lightning he would fly back because of the electrical force that the lightning put on him. If you’re driving in a car while there’s a lightning storm you’re safer than being outside a car because the lightning reflects off metal but don’t be close to a car! If someone is struck and there are puddles near him move out of the way because the electricity could passthrough the puddles and could shock you. If you ask me in a storm you should just stay at home.
Did you know? Benjamin Franklin did his famous kite and key experiment because
1. The kite would catch it and it would catch onto the key because it was metal.
2. To prove his theory on electricity.
As this is the end hope you enjoyed reading this and learnt a few things about lightning and how to stay safe. Please take this quizwww.onlineexambuilder.com/lightning-facts/exam-60750 . Thank you for reading! 🙂
Facts: Horrible Science: Shocking electricity. https://whatcauseslightning.weebly.com
Pictures: www.zmescience.com Horrible Science.
“Today in class, we have a guest speaker coming in to talk to our classes.” Miss C said as everyone sat on the floor. Minutes later we were in Mrs Boyd’s grade listening to our guest speaker and her name was Bridget Donovan. Bridget is the executive producer for the new ABC show “Back Roads” and also is a journalist. She told us about the show because it realates to our inquiry unit in a way. But when she started talking about her job it really got me thinking…
I think I want to be a biological scientist because I love animals, plants and science. I think I will enjoy this job because I like figuring out stuff and finding the best possible answer to anything alive.
The academic skills I will need are bio, humantites, health and English. The personal skills I will need are persistence, resilience, cooperation, active listening and organisation.
What do you want to be when you grow up? Why?
Photo from http://www.aibs.org/careers/
My Buddy Jacob Looking Pretty Awesome.
I heard a creak as the classroom door opened and I saw Mrs. Hensby dressed like an old fashioned teacher!!! Suddenly her class marched in dressed like kids in the olden days. Turns out they had an old fashioned dress up day!!! The reason for this is that their inquiry unit was history of Gisborne and New Gisborne. My buddy Jacob looked so old fashioned minus the coloured tag, but still he looked pretty cool. He taught me something I didn’t know, I learnt that the Gisborne fountain was built and demolished 3 times!!! That’s right 3 times!
I sometimes get scared and think I can’t do it i think I can’t do it, I fell like stopping and giving up then I remember the you can do it key persistence and keep going and I accomplish it. I’m sure you don’t get what it is so I’ll tell you what it’s about. Persistence means to keep going even when things get hard and never ever give
Why is persistence important?
People have been using persistence since we were Neanderthals (I think) and still after around 200,000 years later we’re still using it. How do you think Nellie Bly travelled around the world in 72 days or one Edmund Hilary climbed Mount Everest? They used persistence, that’s how. It’s important because it’s what keeps people and animals alive and that’s how you get through life.
How can you be persistent?
Everyone is persistent, even babies but how can you show the world that you’re persistent? You could face your fears or try to break a world record or even just do something that you think is impossible. No matter how much of a scaredy cat you are you can always be persistent.
In conclusion everyone got some persistence in them and guess what it ties in with resilience because being persistent also means trying not to cry. So that’s all I think I can tell you so see ya later alligator!
Screech!!! The bus had pulled up on a freezing day in Melbourne. I took in a breath of the air and stared at the Immigration Museum. After a half an hour of snack we split into our groups as Group 1 stayed behind Group 2 walked to the Sandridge bridge.
I took my bag off and put it against the metal railing of the Sandridge Bridge and pulled out my iPad and met up with Jasmine to do our challenge given to us. First we took all our pictures and then we wrote down all our info. We were about half way through when we had to go to the Immigration Museum for our next activity.
After a short 2 minute walk we had arrived at the museum, we walked into a room with a member of staff in it. We all took a seat and there were strange suit cases on the tables, I had a closer look hmmm.. The staff member introduced herself by the name Zoe and explained to us about the suitcase challenge, she asked us to predict what decade our suitcases were from I studied ours and I scribbled down 2000s. We opened it, I picked up an ID card it said Yasser or something like that I already knew his name and his job( Photography.) By the end of the 15 mins we shared our answers around the room my group got it all correct!!! After that we ran up stairs and to into our groups for the passport session even though my group didn’t get much done we learnt a lot like you need heaps of stuff to migrate, the way ships changed over the years, what people brought to Australia and the migration history.
After lunch it was time to leave the museum and go back to school I think I learnt a million things but can’t remember most of them!! :X By the time we got back I filled out my passport a bit more and I recon today was great…
As a class we looked at a world vision PowerPoint about Afghanistan for we are studying migrants this term. Open this picture link in another tab and after you have looked at ALL the slides have a look at the video what do you think? How many differences or similararties can you compare to your life? Happy Viewing, Izzy.