Term 3’s inquiry time is coming to an end. All groups still have lots to complete. Today you will need to work on the following:
– Organise your science experiment and report (there is another separate post regarding the science experiment and report).
– Ensure your information report glogsters have been posted to kidblog (clearly labeled).
– Begin to finalise your video. Nyang and Nyawech see me regarding the presentation of your video.
– Work on your wix website. You will need to ensure you have detailed information about your topic, separate pages, images and videos… hopefully everyone will be able to log in without any problems.
– Continue to add to your bibliography on kidblog.
– As part of your inquiry project you need to conduct a science experiment and write up a science report.
– Your experiment must be very closely related to your topic/questions.
– Carefully use the internet to assist you in finding an experiment that you could use… consider the materials that you will need and ensure you write a list of materials that you will need and post these materials on the kidblog under a title ‘Science Materials.’
– Your science report must include the following. Some of the report can be completed prior to the experiment and other parts need to be completed after.
- Purpose (Why?)
- Hypothesis (What do you think will happen?)
Today you must:
– Complete a seed on your topic, which will be turned into an information report draft and then published as a glogster. You should aim to have your information report drafted by recess and the glogster finished be lunch time. If your draft has not been completed by recess you will need to stay in and complete it.
– Finish off your published mind-map using a laptop or iPad. This should have already been finished. If it’s not completed by recess you will be staying in and finishing it.
– Set up a wix account for your group at http://www.wix.com and begin to construct your web-site. Don’t start the wix until you have completed your information report. Be as creative as possible. Your wix should have at least four pages, include information about your topic, have pictures and videos.
– Begin your Windows Live Movie. Once again, do not start this until you have completed your information report. Your group needs to discuss what you want to do with your video in your conference with Mr Andrew.
– Have a conference with Mr. Andrew.
– Begin designing your science experiment.
– Use some of the videos on https://mraclassroom.wordpress.com to assist you.
– Record your ongoing bibliography in kidblog.
– Post photos for your movie and information report to kid blog.
5/6A tracked their thinking when reading the text about oil spills. The students then completed a synthesising response, which required them to produce a synthesising wheel. These responses show how the students’ thinking and learning changed throughout the text.
Look carefully at the image and describe answers to the following questions/tasks.
– Describe how this bushfire may have started.
– What damage could this bushfire do to the environment?
– How could this bushfire affect humans?
– Could this bushfire help the environment? Why/Why not?
Use the following text to synthesise and track your thinking.
Before reading, write down your thinking about oil spills.
During reading, write down new thinking and learning.
After reading, write down what you now think about oil spills and what you have learnt.