Super Scientists

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Here is a link to a great site that has lots of interesting science videos.

It’s called

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and would be a good place to check out if you are curious about a specific strand of science.

After you have watched a video that interests you please leave a comment!

Include:

  • Your name
  • The title of the video you watched
  • What the video made you wonder, or puzzle, or say “Aha!!!!!”.

 

Another FAB site is called “Wonderopolis” check it out to find something interesting too – don’t forget to leave a comment!

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Everyone will then be able to share your discoveries and perhaps make some discoveries of their own too.

Lights, Lenses, Colours and Mirrors!

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The CSIRO visited our school for the first time this year, and we all had a great time investigating Light – Lenses, Mirrors and Colour!

We got to use torches, magnifying sheets, lenses, kalaidascopes, pin-hole cameras and all sorts of interesting things. Have a look at the work stations we visited:

Light Fantastic!

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Our focus for the next few weeks is all about light.

Today we thought about what we already knew about light and dark, shadows, lenses, colour, rainbows and our eyes.

We knew some things but we have a lot of questions too ūüôā

Here is a collection of our thoughts so far. We used the “Think Puzzle Explore” routine to organise our thinking this afternoon:

 

 

Please scroll to the right on the lino presentation to see more stickies!

May the Force Be With You!

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No – the Star Wars cast did not visit us last week – but we DID have a visit from someone who could use the force just as well as Luke Skywalker!

Sam from the CSIRO showed us many fantastic tricks and experiments all about forces and motion. Learning about forces and motion means we are studying physics -and it was great fun and very interesting.

We rode skateboards, lifted heavy objects (and teachers) with no hands, twirled discs, made bridges and even got to sit on a chair of nails.

Did you know that:

  • if you go fast on a bike, it’s less likely that the bike will fall over?
  • if you squash a balloon across¬†500 nails it will not burst ….. but if you push just one¬†nail into a balloon it WILL burst?¬†
  • you can’t pull someone on a skateboard with your feet off the ground!
  • when you are pulling you are actually pushing! (You push your feet into the¬†ground whilst you are actually pulling¬† something¬†)
  • a small kid can lift a large adult easy as you like if the kid uses a lever (like a see-saw)?
  • friction keeps cars on the road as do studs on footy boots?

 

Very Interesting ……

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The CSIRO visited us again and we investigated the Human Body!

We tasted, looked, thought, poked, timed, ran, balanced, took apart, put together, moved, spat, sniffed, read, laughed, talked, hypothesised, tested, and had heaps of fun.

Here are some photos we took on the day.

 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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Last week we had a visit from the “Keep Australia Beautiful” council and we learnt all about our rubbish and the wide world of waste!

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We found out about

  • landfill
  • bacteria
  • chemicals
  • bottles, glass, jars
  • plastics
  • recyclables
  • contamination
  • toxic
  • dangers
  • marine life
  • pollution
  • garbage

and our responsibilities towards our waste and rubbish.

There were lots of interesting things to think about – leave a comment on something YOU¬†will do as a result of taking responsibility for your waste and rubbish¬† ūüėĬ†¬†¬†¬† ūüėē

Go on ….. leave a comment ……..

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