Mapping skills

After all our work on location and mapping we got together with Miss Murphy’s 3/4s and had some mapping fun!

It used all our mapping skills, compass directions, map reading and so much more.

Here is the voki and some photos of the day. Maybe you can talk about it with your family.

 

Sustainability

Today, 14th March, we had a guest speaker named Delsie Lilyst talk about the lives of Aboriginal peoples today and in the past, as well as the lives of Torres Strait Islanders.

With a partner you need to find out what “Sustainability means”. write a definition.

Then watch these videos on youtube:

After watching the videos, answer the following questions (create a google slide show with your partner):

What is Palm Oil?

Why is it bad?

What impact is it having on the environment?

Who is effected by the use of palm oil?

Look up products that have palm oil in them that you use – write a list of at least 10 items!

Write a persuasive letter to mum or dad persuading them to buy palm oil free or sustainable palm oil product.

Inventions

It is amazing what some young people in the world today can create and imagine. You would probably find it hard to believe that children, like you, can also be inventors!

Have a look at these clips about kid inventors: (click on the link then click on the extension)

WATCH ABC New Inventors:

Space Saver Spacer  – A team of secondary students designed the Space Saver Spacer after remembering that fellow students didn’t take their spacers with them on a school camp because they took up too much room.

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/newinventors/txt/s3198130.htm

 

Collapsible beach shade – Individual sun protection for teenagers.

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/newinventors/txt/s3148155.htm

 

Automatic page turner: 12 yr old Cameron Armour shows us how he resolved the issue of keeping up with the rest of the band while playing his Cello.

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/newinventors/txt/s3226907.htm

 

A traffic light for the colour blind designed by 12 year old Madeline.

By using symbols as well as colours, it is easier for drivers, motorcycle riders, bike riders and pedestrians who may have trouble identifying colours and will make it safer for everyone on the roads.

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/newinventors/txt/s3002028.htm

 

Surfvibe –  designed by 10 yr old Hunter Conochie

The Surfvibe is a vibrating waterproof device worn around the arm or leg that alerts the surfer that the person on shore wants them to come back out of the surf.

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/newinventors/txt/s2683510.htm

 

After watching these clips, Answer these questions:

Why did each of these people make these things?

What does that tell us about where new ideas come about?

Anzac Day

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On the 25th of April we remember the sacrifice thousands of Australian men and women have made, fighting for their country. We particularly commemorate the arrival of the Australian and New Zealand soldiers at Gallipoli.

To mark this special day, 3/4NB made delicious ANZAC biscuits.

We used a recipe from taste.com.au for “Chewy Anzac Biscuits”. Year 3/4 NB comment below about the taste of the ANZAC biscuits!

Here are some photos of the baking experience! (a copy of the recipe is below)

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Chewy Anzac Biscuits (taken from www.taste.com.au)

Ingredients

1 cup rolled oats

1 cup plain flour

2/3 cup brown sugar

2/3 cup desiccated coconut

125g butter, chopped

2 tablespoons golden syrup

1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 160°C/140°C fan-forced. Line 3 baking trays with baking paper.

Step 2

Combine oats, flour, sugar and coconut in a bowl. Place butter, syrup and 2 tablespoons cold water in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir for 2 minutes or until butter has melted. Stir in bicarbonate of soda. Stir butter mixture into oat mixture.

Step 3

Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls. Place on trays, 5cm apart. Flatten slightly. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden (see note). Stand on trays for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve.

 

Term 2!

Welcome back to school for Term 2!

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We have an exciting term ahead of us with so many things happening. Some of the things that are happening are a very special friendship paraliturgy with our buddy class in week 4, School photos are also in week 4 and NAPLAN will be happening in week 5 for the year 3s.

Our topic for Term 2 is “SURVIVAL ON EARTH”. Its a topic all bout habitats, life cycles and how living things use the earth’s resources to survive.

Can you think of any habitats you know? Comment below with your favourite habitat!

Here are some youtube videos about different habitats:

Australian Desert

Alaskan Mountain

Costa Rica Rainforest

 

Chocolate crackles- solid to liquid and back to solid!

We also made chocolate crackles with the help of Miss Bortolin.

Min this experiment we were investigating whether heating and cooling changes the state of matter for chocolate and butter.

This experiment had changes of state! We melted butter and chocolate using heat. They melted at different speeds but both became liquids when heated. We then mixed the butter and chocolate with cocoa puffs and refrigerated the mixture in patty pans. After cooking the chocolate crackles becam solid again!

It was a delicious experiment with most students rating the finished product 9 or 10 out of 10 and they only received one 0/10 .

Here are some pictures of the experiment!

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Spectacular Science!

This term we have been leaning all about Matter, more specifically, about solids and liquids.

On Friday 7th August, 3/4 NB completed two experiments. The first experiment we completed was “outrageous ooze!”. In this experiment we were investigating whether the product of cornflour and water made a solid, a liquid, or both a solid AND a liquid!

Here are some pictures of us completing the investigation

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We discovered that Outrageous ooze could be both a solid AND a liquid at the same time. All we used was cornflour and water. The consistency of the ooze depended on how much cornflour and how much water we used.

 

3/4 NB students comment below about how the ooze felt!