Can you work out the location of the statue in the photo? Look carefully for some detail in the environment which might help you.
Can you give the exact address or longitude and latitude? Let us know which words you used in a Google search, any other search apps you may have used, and which details in the photo helped you.
BONUS POINTS! Who is the person this statue represents? Why are the bird statues there? What is the connection between this statue and Bull Creek?
What do you think of my art work? I have been woking hard on my art skills and I am very proud of my shapes and colours.
Leave a comment below.
Can you prove this is fake news? Leave a comment on the blog. Use the CLAIM-SUPPORT-QUESTION thinking framework.
We are investigating a problem in our classroom: our plants are not growing as we expected!
The most important part of research is asking questions before you investigate. Ishanvi, Grace and Chloe have recorded their questions here:
Ishanvi, Grace and Chloe then used some library books to help with their questioning. These library books were very useful:
The Gardening Book by Jane Bull. J635BUL
Cool Stuff the Grow by Stephanie Turnbull. J635TUR
Rocks and Soil by Peter Riley. J552RIL
Grow It Eat It J635GRO
Here are some photos from the books. Can you read the pages to research the answer to our problem?
Have you got a question which will help us with our research thinking? Write it in the comments below.
Charlie was surprised when she couldn’t use Loom in her class. Can you find out why? Can you suggest a similar tool she could use?
We are learning to use digital technologies in finding solutions for problems connected with disasters. READ:
http://education.abc.net.au/newsandarticles/blog/-/b/3060819/curious-kids-why-do-we-have-droughts CLIP 1: DISASTERS HAPPEN
VIDEO CLIP 2: DEALING WITH FLOODS
http://education.abc.net.au/home#!/media/2163724/life-on-our-ever-changing-creek CLIP 3: HOW TO PREDICT AN EARTHQUAKE
http://abcspla.sh/m/30150 CLIP 4: PREPARING FOR FLOODS
CLIP 5: PREDICTING BUSHFIRES
CLIP 6: VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS
CLIP 8: WHAT CAUSES TSUNAMIS?
http://abcspla.sh/m/31077 CLIP 9: DISASTER IN BALI
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.
Work with a partner. Choose an article from the list. Create a draft of your podcast script. Include:
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!
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
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.
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.
Try my Scratch game below. What do you like about it? What do you think needs improving?
New to Scratch programming? Try these
useful tutorial cards.
TIP: think of a game that you like playing in real life, or on the Scratch community. Use this as a format for your game, Here’s some ideas:
Choose your own adventure
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.