Last week we completed the 2018 Fun Run. We had to complete 3 laps outside the school. It was fantastic to see everyone participate and have a great time walking and running with their friends. As well as trying their personal best.
Today 3B & 3F were researching rules and laws in Australia. We have used QR Codes, iPads and MacBooks to help us with our research. We needed to paraphrase the information we found. Our groups were mixed between 3B and 3F students and we needed to participate to get our work done and share our ideas.
- Today I learnt that every four years you need to vote for who is going to run the country or state – Jack
- Today I learnt that if you don’t vote you can get a fine – Elenice
- Today I learnt that road safety is extremely important because if you aren’t safe on the roads you could get seriously injured – Lilly Y
- If a child is in the front seat when airbags go off it can be deadly – Zain
- When you are driving you cannot look at your phone because if you are not looking at the road you could have an accident – Mason
- I learnt today that the size of an L plate is 150mm with a black L and yellow background. There are two different types of P plates, one is red and the other is green – Noah
- Today I learnt that Victoria was the world’s first state that said you have to wear seat belts in the car – Mia
- The movie rating was added in 1984 because adults don’t want their kids to be watching violent movies. Kids should be watching G or PG movies with parent permissions. – Mahnoor
- X 18 + is Australia’s version of R 18+ – Will
- You need to show proof of your age when watching an MA15+ movie otherwise you won’t be able to watch the movie – Navroz
- MA15+ might involve drug use, swearing and inappropriate scenes – Ayaan
Over the past week we have been looking at poems. A colour poem creates visual images in the readers mind connected to a particular colour. Colour Poems do not need to rhyme.
Take a look at our Colour Poems.
Purple is the sight of halloween lights
Purple is the sound of doors opening for trick-or-treaters
Purple is the smell of pasty face paint
Purple is the touch of silky costumes
Purple is the taste of yummy candy on your teeth
Purple makes you feel scared like on Halloween Night.
This morning we were very fortunate to hold our first ever Science Fair. We opened our door at 9:10am to let our parents and families into our classroom and learn about what we have been doing in our classroom this term. Our CBL Big Idea for term 3 was Power and our challenge was to “Share the Power of Science”.
Children showcased scientists who’s inventions and discoveries have changed over time. We build prototypes of the inventions and compared them to the 2018 version as well.
While we were showcasing our learning we were collecting feedback from our parents and families who visited us. Here is some of the feedback we received:
- You were more confident than last time.
- Very successful because these kind of showcases give confidence to kids to present and utilise their creativity and critical thinking.
- It was very informative.
- Very successful, very innovative and creative presentation
Some feedback we got to raise the temperature and improve was:
- More written description would be good.
- Add some live models of the inventions
We want to thank all our amazing parents, carers and families for coming into our classroom this morning!
Over the last couple of weeks we have been looking at scientists and what they have discovered/invented over time. We have been working together as a team to build, create and develop our solutions. We have been using MacBooks to help us discover new information about Science that is powerful.
On Wednesday the 19th of September 2018, 3F will be showcasing our learning at our Science Fair. We will be providing you with some information about Scientists we have researched.
Where: ACPS, Room 36
Time: 9:10am – 10:00am
Be prepared for the best Science Fair you have ever seen!!
Today we chose two topics to focus on for our eSmart debate. Half of our class did one topic and half did the other. In our groups we needed to decide who agreed with the topic and who disagreed with the topic.
Topic 1: Children are better at using technology than adults.
- Children use technology more than adults do during the day – Azra
- Kids are good at using technology because adults didn’t have them when they were growing up – Chloe
- I agree because we know about tablets, iPads and iPhones because children are good at technology since we use it more often – japnoor/fatimah
- We have had them for more time – Charlotte
- We have more access to it over adults – Oliver
- I agree because I play games better – Abdul
- I disagree because adults use tech more – Maha
- I disagree because kids muck around with technology – Mahnoor
- Adults use it everyday – Krew
- Adults know more about it – Joann
Topic 2: Technology should be banned at school.
- Jack – technology should be banned because people do the wrong thing on it at school
- Elenice – iPads should be banned so Miss Alebakis doesn’t have to put anything on showbie,
- Sanjay – iPads should be banned because people download things, watch videos, look at videos and play games when they aren’t supposed to
- Virraj – people do bad stuff on them and not what they are supposed to
- Lily M – miss alebakis should put it as homework instead.
- Manaal – i disagree because if kids need to research something for CBL they can find it
- Lilly y – I disagree because if you have a spelling mistake you can look it up on the dictionary
- Evangeline – I disagree because if the teacher wanted to show videos about things they cans see on laptop and apple TV
- Farwa – I disagree because you can use iPads so you don’t have to waste paper
- Riaz – I disagree because kids are old enough to use iPads, they will not search something bad.
- Zain – I disagree because then we cannot have printers, toys, cars and batteries.
What do you think? Do you agree or disagree?
In the past two weeks we have been exploring different types of Forces through CBL. We watched a BrainPop video that taught us about Gravity, Pushes and Pulls. After the video we were able to come up with a few definitions of words connected to Force. They are:
Force: A force can make an object move fast, slow, stay in place and change shape. It is a push or a pull.
Friction: Friction is the resistance of motion when one object is rubbed against another object.
Mass: A measure of how much matter is in an object.
Motion: Motion is movement. It is a change in position compared to a place or object that is not moving.
Gravity: Gravity is a force which tries to pull two objects towards each other. Anything that has mass has a gravitational pull.
In order to see how these forces act upon us in real life we made Catapults. We needed to follow a procedure that showed us how to make a Catapult.
Here is what we noticed:
Jack: “It was exciting because you and your partner had to use rubber bands to connect sticks. Sometimes it was tricky doing one of the loops”.
Lilly: “I learnt that the stronger/tighter the elastics were tied, the further the pompom went”.
Chloe: “I learnt the harder you pull the spoon the further the pompom flies”.
Riaz: “Saad and I came second place in our challenge”.
On the 13th of August we had an incursion at ACPS. In our first activity we need to sort solids, liquids and gases. A solid is hard like a metals, rocks and stones. A liquid takes the shape of any container but does not change volume. Gas is everywhere and is in your body. We sorted objects into those three categories.
Lucie modelled to us an experiment that involved dry ice, food colouring and hot water. When the dry ice was put into the hot water it caused the water to bubble with smoke coming out. We copied this experiment but we also added liquid detergent.
There was another science experiment with dry ice, a candle and hot water. Lucie from Mad about Science came around and gave us hot water and lit our candle. The candle went into the beaker of hot water. When the dry ice touched the hot water it created Carbon Dioxide which caused the candle to go out. We completed this experiment again but instead of using dry ice and water we used baking soda and vinegar. We noticed that it had the same effect and the candle went out without us touching it.
Did you know Putty can be both a solid and a liquid? Lucie took out some putty and said “There are many different types of putty and they are made in a special way’. If you make a ball out of your putty and leave it to the side it will start to flatten on its own. Lucie left it out for over 15 minutes and it began to melt.
Here is what we thought about our incursion:
- Ayaan: “It was really fun and we got to learn about solids, liquids and gases. I learnt that liquids can be turned into both a solid and a gas”.
- Virraj: “We had an activity when we had to sort out solids, liquids and gases. They were inside balloons”.
- Fatimah: “I learnt that when you put dry ice in lots of things it makes a cool effect”.
- Zain:”I learnt that dry ice can burn your skin”.
- Jack: “I learnt that dry is so cold that if you touch it, it will burn you. Also, if you put putty into a ball it will melt”.
- Lily M: “Dry ice can be used to get warts off your skin”.
- Riaz: “I learnt that matter can also be energy”.
- Azra: “I learnt that you could make fog out of dry ice, hot water and detergent”.
- Saad; ” I learnt that dry ice has to be made at a temperature of -78 degrees”.
- Oliver: “I found out that hot water, baking soda and dry ice can make a candle blow out”.
- Lilly Y: “I learnt that matter can be solid, liquid and gas”.
- Maha: “I thought the incursion was excellent and I learnt a lot about science”.
- Manaal: “I learnt that if you add detergent, dry ice and hot water together makes bubbles. When you squash them fog comes out”.
For more information take a look at the Mad About Science websitte: https://www.madaboutscience.com.au/shop/
Albert Einstein is known for many theories as a Scientists and is consistently labelled as genius in the world of theoretical physics.
This week we have been researching information about Einstein and have found a few interesting facts:
- He was expelled from a school when he was younger.
- He did not talk until he was 4 years old.
- Einstein was born in Germany and moved to Italy, Switzerland and the US.
- When he was young his teachers at school didn’t think he was smart.
Einstein had a theory that light moves as a wave and as a particle at the same time. We thought we would test his theory and attempt to bend light.
The materials we needed for this experiment was a plastic transparent cup, water and a pencil. Take a look at what we saw!
How do you think this happened???
Comment your prediction.
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