We are learning to create podcasts to share our learning.
Listen to these podcasts from some year 4 students in Melbourne. Their podcast was called Eco-radio and these students were passionate about sustainability and caring for their environment.
Leave a comment here. What did you think of their podcast? Think of the positives, the negatives, and suggest ways they could have improved it. What ideas do you now have for creating your podcast?
We are learning about the importance of biodiversity in keeping our planet healthy.
“The bottom line answer to the question about why biodiversity matters is fairly simple: The rest of the living world can get along without us, but we can’t get along without them.” – Sylvia Earle
We are learning to interview a person to find out about their work and their location.
TASK 1: Read the book ‘Diary of a Wombat’. Can you locate it in your local public library?
TASK 2: Watch this clip to get background information about Jackie French:
TASK 3: In the blog comments here, write a question which we can use when interviewing Jackie. Think about:
Is your question Googleable or non-Googleable?
Is your question about Jackie’s work as an author?
Is your question about understanding Jackie’s location? (thinking like a geographer)
Our History and Geography inquiry about this special place is around our question: “Who might want to keep Star Swamp?”
We will be looking at how people think and feel about Star Swamp. We will also be looking at Star Swamp over time: how has it changed, or stayed the same?
‘Where In The World’ Challenge 15. PART 2
Think like a Geographer! Use these information sources to think of some words geographers might use to describe Star Swamp:
Use Google Maps to get a close look at Star Swamp Bushland.
City of Stirling brochure
Friends of Star Swamp Website
Choose some of your words to put in a WordFoto of Star Swamp.
Part 3: Bingo Baker
Star Swamp History Trail – Bingo Baker
Can you tell us the location of this sign? Include the:
name of the location
In your comment, also use our thinking routine THINK – PUZZLE – EXPLORE about this location. Good news – we will be visiting there on our way to camp soon!
Can you find out where this tunnel is? Use an online tool to find out. Write a blog comment and tell us:
which online tool you used
EXTRA: Can you tell us what this tunnel was used for in the past, and what it is used for now? Also, can you tell us the most interesting fact you discovered about the tunnel?
Can you find out the location of this bridge? Write a blog comment and tell us:
EXTRA: Do you know of anyone who might have attended the opening of this bridge?
Can you find out where this building is? Use an online tool to find out. Write a blog comment and tell us:
which online tool you used
EXTRA: Can you tell us what this building was used for in the past, and what it is used for now?
We are celebrating our work in Word Spies this term by creating a quiz together. Leave a comment here to suggest a quiz question. It must include some missing punctuation, with a troll emoji in its place.