PIZZA THURSDAY – CLASS AWARD

Over last term our class managed to earn their “Whole Class Award” for  effort, collaboration and participation as well as general behaviour . This Thursday – at lunch time – for the first half or there abouts we will have a pizza lunch .  This is not a party – simply a lunch treat – so the students are not required to bring anything other than a drink of choice – e:g  soft drink – should they wish. We look forward to the day. Well done Middle C  -you have been champions.

PROFESSOR BUNSEN SNAPS – DISCOVERIES

  1. SILICON The wonder mineral – We discovered that this substance is used in computers – mobile phones and most forms of Modern Technology – it transmits electrical current and is used in optic fibre – so light – sound and vision – AMAZING!

GENERATORS – By moving a magnet over a piece of copper wire – {generator} at a continuous speed can generate and electrical charge ! – This can also be achieved by using stream to turn arms {turbines }which spin the generator into action – creating electricity –

Professor Bunsen moves a magnet over a relel of copper wire
Professor Bunsen moves a magnet over a reel of copper wire
Professor Bunsen moves a magnet over a relel of copper wire
Dylan starts cranking the mini light box /generator.

 

3 MAGNETS – are used by farmers to protect cattle from suffering wounds and scarring when grazing. They place them in their feed and these draw any barbed wire, glass or sharp objects away from the lining of their main stomach.

Professor Bunsen with the type of magnet than  can be used to help cattle.
Professor Bunsen with the type of magnet than can be used to help cattle.

4 L.E.D lights use way less power.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 OCEANS KEEP OUR PLANET COOL  –

Professor Bunsen applies a flame to a water laden balloon and it does not burst!
Professor Bunsen applies a flame to a water laden balloon and it does not burst!

WOW WEE – THE AMAZING PROFESSOR BUNSEN

Last Thursday the Middles had the amazing Professor Bunsen  visit our school for a “Science  Incursion” – We are  currently investigating the question : “Science -‘  What is it good for?’-  to see  what role science does play in our lives – and as we discovered – after an amazing presentation the answer appears to be – “Absolutely everything!!  

Here are a few snaps from our day.     – He presented a

range of demonstrations based around  energy and the environment.

Professor Bunsen shows lights up the stage with amazing chemistryTin foil strip goes flying into an amazing shape.

  The Amazing Flame    Tin foil strip goes flying into an amazing shape.

    Rub two balloons and you get static build  up.                                                                                                                                         

Rub two balloons and you get static build up.

WELCOME BACK

 Welcome back to all . – I hope you had a fanatastic break with your families and that you have all enjoyed the Easter Celebrations.   So  we begin our  new Term with a smile and a spring in our step as we gear up for an exciting period of investigation and sharing.

Community Action Projects – Parent Note

untitledGreetings to all – just a short note to let you know that  your child has chosen to investigate some way to become involved in  a community action.

 

We are investigating the key question centred around  –

“How does belonging to a community contributes to our well – being ? ” 

Hopefully by the end of this process we may have some interesting responses.

Some students have chosen to support the R.S.P.C.A  – others  the Royal Melbourne  Zoo to name two examples.  Some children have considered the Avenue Community Centre whilst others – Indra Pre School and so on.

W e have discuseed possible actions such as providing – blankets – toys – books – fundraising – visitations – playing ganes and reading books etc – but I woiuld be keen for parents to be aware {note has already gone home} and possibly have some input in some way with this action 

eg – Go on websites – maybe arrange a  visit – support developing a  plan .

A lot of discussion and pre plannning has already taken place so we look forward to seeing what actions  occur over the next four weeks.

Thanks for your support in this –

Please note your child has chosen to either work in a team or individually – They will ne required to present a power point or project sheet on A5 Card as evidence of their planning and action.

The Due Date will be Friday May 9th .

Community Project ideas Students