This week in CBL we have been researching about famous scientific discoveries. We have been doing this by using our prior knowledge and comparing information that we gather from a variety of websites. We came up with four key areas to research (what is it?, who discovered it?/produced it?, how was it discovered?, how has it changed our world?. We are working towards creating a presentation, in order to inform each other on different discoveries.
As a class we are researching about the discovery of penicillin, did you know it was found by accident by Alexander Flemming?.
We completed a match . up task where we matched up scientific discoveries with the scientists who discovered it.
Today we experimented with the Makyey Makeys. The Makey Makeys is a set which includes alligator clips, a USB to connect to the computer and a circuit board. It allows us to experiment with technology and use materials to make a keyboard.
Here is a link to the website we watched to help us understand how Makey Makey works.
We also learned about inputs and outputs. An input is something that the computer receives and output is the information the computer sends. ‘For example, with the Makey Makeys, the input was the Makey Makey (telling the computer to do a certain thing) and the output was the game’, Zain.
We have been experimenting with different materials to see what would take less tome to melt ice. We had to write a procedure of what we would do in our experiment. We first thought of a hypothesis to predict what we thought would happen when we mixed different materials with ice. We had to think about the materials we would use and the steps we needed to follow in order to be successful with our experiment. While we were experimenting with the materials, we recorded the elapsed time to think about how long the ice took to melt, so could see which material would melt the ice the fastest. While our ice was melting we monitored the chemical reactions that were occurring. We looked at the results of our experiments and used this to reflect on our hypothesis so we could write a conclusion.
The bicarb soda took a very long time to melt the ice. The bigger part of ice stayed solid and the smaller parts started to turn white as it mixed with the bicarb.
In conclusion the bicarb soda did not melt the ice in 40 seconds, instead it took 25 minutes and 9 seconds to melt.
In conclusion the lemon juice and ice took a very long time to melt ice and salt was the quickest to melt the ice.
This term our Student Leaders were presented with Certificates of Congratulations from our local State Government representative. Thank you to Ros Spence MP for recognising our excellent Student Leaders of Aitken Creek Primary this year.
Our Student Leader Group has been very busy this year so far – taking on the role of Peer Mediators during break times, hosting school assemblies, assisting with organising school wide events, writing and hosting our school Anzac Day assembly as well as attending both our local Craigieburn Anzac service and the the Melbourne school service at the Shrine.
We are looking forward to these leaders taking on more roles like these as the year continues.
This term we have spent some time in Art creating a display for our Schools Anzac Day ceremony. We have learnt about the symbolism of the poppy and have created paper poppies using acrylic paint. In addition, we have also used our prior knowledge of using water colour paints to create some Anzac sunsets for our display. Our display is our way of commemorating the sacrifice may Australians made for our country.
We have completed out dot painted animals and wanted to share with you our beautiful creations. The painting techniques were challenging and we had to be careful not to smudge our dots but we think that the end result is very striking. What do you think of our designs?
Sorry for the late update but we have been very very busy and you are about to read about just how busy we have been.
We learnt about different scientist such as Izac Newton, Marie Currie and our favourite Albert Einstein we believe he is the smartest scientist in the world. Did you know Albert Einstein is a visual learning! just like Ally Nickerson from ‘Fish in a Tree’ WOW. – R.S &A.Q
The draw a scientist was pretty and they all looked really weird, we were all extremely surprised when we found out we were drawing a scientist.- R.S & A.Q
We have been learning about fractions, we made fraction walls where you need to start with a whole and then create parts such as 1/2s, 1/4s and so on we did an even wall and an odd wall we made our wall up to 16ths. It was heaps of fun. – B.D, Z.F
We were really lucky and got to look at a bunch of different sciences. We had a double CBL session where we worked with Miss Huntly’s class. We used vinegar, bi- carb soda, salt and flour. When we mixed them together some even made an explosion.- J.K, B.N
We also looked at Earth and Space science where we looked at different land forms and then created our own with play dough.- J.B & O.A
We learned about biological science for 2 whole sessions. We looked at parts of animals, we formed questions about different animals. It was really hard but obviously fun. -A.S, S.C, B.B
When we just came back from school holidays and we wrote about one thing we did on the holidays it was a lot of fun and we hope you had a great holiday too. – N.O & S.A
It was also ANZAC day this week we created a wreath first we coloured in a poppy, then we cut them out and folded them so we could glue them onto our wreath. At assembly Kanav and Angel got to take the wreath up to the front of the assembly. Some of the teachers were telling us stories about war and we sang the national anthem. – K.S & F.H
This week in 4B we have been learning about writing information reports.
As a class we have researched facts about Australia Day. We started with an introduction, in our introductions we tell the reader a bit about our topic.
In our paragraphs we talk about our sub topics that introduced in our introduction. The important part about writing our paragraphs is to have evidence to support our writing, we learnt that including quotes makes our writing more interesting and stronger.
We learnt a new tool to use to help us write a paragraph…it’s called
T- Topic sentence
it helps us make sure we include all our information, it helped us to organise our quotes.
We still need to learn about writing a conclusion, and we would like to know more about quoting.