About brettelockyer

Year Two teacher from Perth, Western Australia.

Where In The World 2020 – no. 3

Q1. Where is this located, the spot where the photographer was standing?  Tell us the suburb, local government area, state and country it is in.

Q2. Where is that boat going to? Tell us the name of the waterway.

Q3. Watch this clip, and tell us how the waterway has changed.

LEVEL UP BONUS QUESTION: This waterway had a very negative name in the late 1800s. What was it?

Where In The World 2020 – 1

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?

INVESTIGATING PLANTS

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.

DISASTER ACTION

We are learning to use digital technologies in finding solutions for problems connected with disasters.

READ:

https://www.redcross.org.au/prepare

and

http://education.abc.net.au/newsandarticles/blog/-/b/3060819/curious-kids-why-do-we-have-droughts

CLIP 1: DISASTERS HAPPEN

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

http://education.abc.net.au/home#!/media/3353989/flood-prevention-in-tokyo

 

CLIP 5: PREDICTING BUSHFIRES

CLIP 6: VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS

CLIP 8: WHAT CAUSES TSUNAMIS?

http://abcspla.sh/m/31077

CLIP 9: DISASTER IN BALI