STEM RADIO

As a project for Science Week, we are creating a news podcast: STEM RADIO!

We are aiming to produce quality news items which are about the latest exciting developments in our world. Based on STEM topics, we hope to inform our audience how science is used to solve problems and create solutions in our world. In particular, we want to tell our audience which science was involved – the basic scientific thinking and science disciplines behind the story.

Here’s an example podcast segment.

Process:

Work with a partner. Choose an article from the list. Create a draft of your podcast script. Include:

  • WHO
  • WHEN
  • WHERE
  • WHAT
  • THE SCIENCE INVOLVED

Are there any direct quotes in the article you have read? You may use these to create an authentic ‘voice’ in your script. You may include a fictitious quote or interview in your podcast if it helps to highlight the science!

TIPS FOR SUCCESS – VERY IMPORTANT!

  • Use the assistive tech on your laptop to read the computer.
  • Include the main idea in your introductory sentences.
  • Your original writing is best – just don’t copy sentences from the article.
  • Make it entertaining!

Here’s a list of suitable articles: stem radio articles for 6M

RECORDING YOUR SCRIPT

  • Use audacity on your laptop.
  • Keep the laptop still when recording.
  • Keep yourself close and stay in the same spot when recording.
  • make sure you and your recording partner are at an equal distance from the computer so that both voices can be recorded at the same volume.
  • Rehearse!
  • Finished? Now to get your file ready. FILE < EXPORT AS MP3. Save this and email it to me with SCIENCE PODCAST 6M in the subject line.

 

Emoji and Graffiti

Combine the power of emoji with graffiti to create speech bubbles on these images. Stick to the theme: migration.

Choose an image from this slide show:

TIP: Insert your chosen image into a Word document. Add a ‘callout’ shape. type your emojis inside the callout shape – no more than 5 emoji per shape. Here’s my example:

emoji graffiti example

Upload your file into the Activity space in Seesaw.

 

Energy Sources

Go-To places: (caution: check the date of the item to make sure you are using a current source.)

  • World Book Online for basic information.
  • Clickview for basic information in videos.Here are some useful links on energy sources.

WIND ENERGY

https://www.evernote.com/l/AAYU5oe6JA5OB5HCvE14ksSn_0m1yPCuzn4/

WIND AND SOLAR ENERGY

https://blogs.imf.org/2019/04/26/falling-costs-make-wind-solar-more-affordable/

BATTERY STORAGE

https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/News/cure-drawbacks-li-ion-batteries

ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA

https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/

WAVE ENERGY

https://www.abc.net.au/btn/classroom/wave-energy/10526972

NUCLEAR ENERGY

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180907110524.htm

AUSTRALIAN ENERGY SOURCES ( GOOD FOR FOSSIL FUELS)

https://www.energy.gov.au/government-priorities/energy-supply

Emoji Judging

Based on the Unicode rules, here are our rules for judging our emojis:

  1. Original work, not just created by an app such as Bitmoji, and not of a character protected by copyright
  2. New – not a direct copy of an existing emoji
  3. A distinctive image
  4. Multiple usages
  5. Principles of design are followed. Read here for a summary of the principles of graphic design.

 

Click on this link to find out the rules for submitting an emoji to Unicode.

 

VOCABULARY SENTENCES

MODELLED WORD: RECIPE

  • A sentence with 8 words. I found the recipe very difficult to read.
  • A sentence with the word at the beginning Recipe instructions are easier to follow if the ingredients and method are listed separately.
  • A sentence containing a clause. As the clocked ticked on, he wished he had used his father’s recipe for the roast lamb.
  • A question. What might happen if I put more milk in the mixture than recommended in the recipe?

TODAY’S WORD: COSMIC

Work with a partner. Leave a blog comment using today’s word in these different ways:

  1. A sentence with 8 words.
  2. A sentence with the word at the beginning
  3. A sentence containing a clause.
  4. A question.

 

Advertising

We are learning to interpret and create video texts. 

Remember, what counts in the writing process also counts in the movie-making process, especially these:

  • Plan for success
  • Show don’t tell
  • Ban the boring bits
  • Call to action

Check out these video ads. Use the recording sheet below.

TV Ads-wz16nk

CleanIt! Project

LOGO DESIGN

Need more information on logo design? not sure about logo composition, colours, layout?

Click this link

CLEANING PRODUCT ADS

View these clips which promote a cleaning product. Leave a blog comment about anything you are wondering about, is bugging you, or that you noticed.