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?

Biodiversity – Why Does It Matter?

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)

STAR SWAMP – A Special Place

star-swamp-fodeyOur 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?



Complete the ‘Where In The World’ Challenge 15.


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

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