INVENTOR’S CORNER BIG-DESIGN THEORY

Very busy this week with students  – for their Inquiry action – preparing their models or proto-type inventions. Some students have made theirs at home – some at school and some half and half – either way it is all action and what is fascinating has been all the discussion and planning behind them.

A MEASURING WE WILL GO!

This week we have been investigating Measurement using a range of tools.

The students were placed in groups and had to decide/collaborate around how they would perform these tasks using either a trundle wheel, metre ruler, M.A.B.long , handspan or even a  footstep. Here is a brief look and soon we will publish the student’s findings.

Interesting.                                                                                                                                              Some teams worked on each task together and others split into pairs or worked individually.  Overall a great activity – Stay tuned.

Student Commentore

Bridie: I thought it was really fun becuase you got to use different tools.

Cooper – I thought it was much better being in a team because if you got stuck you could ask someone for help.

Jenny – I though it was really good becuase we all worked well together.

Will- I thought it was good ideas to be in teams so we could all like work together  – with our own task – and not wait around.

Advent Preparations

Religion –ADVENT  – We are preparing for the coming of the Lord Jesus -We use the Advent Wreath as a reminder of the four weeks leading up to Christmas as we reflect on the events leading up to the birth of the infant -Jesus.

Our ADVENT Inquiry is through the Unit ” Emmanuel, God is With Us!”  Students will participate in daily Advent prayers.

 

Emmanuel, God Is With Us!

 

In this unit students enter into the seasons of Advent and Christmas. They reflect on ways they experience God in their own lives and see signs of God’s presence in their world during Advent.

 

In the last week we will examine the characters and events of Matthew’s Infancy Narrative; in particular the role of the Magi in recognising signs of God’s presence in their midst.

 

They consider the importance of the story of Jesus’ birth in the celebration of Christmas.

 

Students participate in daily Advent prayer and celebrate Advent and Christmas liturgies.

 

Science – Inquiry Inventions – Design

 

Greetings to all – For the last few weeks our Middles Level have been investigating Inventions and their creators over the ages –

We have investigated why inventions were inventedWe found that many inventions have come about through necessity such as fire being harnessed for warmth and cooking and refrigeration to preserve and keep cool.

We also found that we have lots of Australian Inventions that are well known.

We have investigated how over time inventions can change and adapt to meet our needs.

 

We found that many inventions have come about through necessity such as fire being harnessed for warmth and cooking.

 

We found that inventions can change and be improved upon. Look at the advancement in cars – phones and computers to name just a few.

 

BUT STAY TUNED FOR SOME TRULY REMARKABLE INVENTIONS OUR STUDENTS ARE CREATING AND DESIGNING  – THESE WILL BE IN OUR NEXT POST .