We have been using roles to help us work collaboratively. It has helped us to make sure everyone is helping contributing and participating in the group. We have researched different energies and started thinking about problems and possible solutions.
Alvana is researching hydro power and learnt that the Snowy River Hydro plants took 25 years to build.
Jayden and Jaisal have been researching coal. They know that it is made from bark and trees that have been buried for a very long time.
Emma, Saad and Ahmed have learnt that solar energy is renewable and comes from the heat of the sun.
Chelsea, Sameen, Vidhi and Arda are also researching solar energy and are beginning to understand how solar panels work.
Navraj, Attila, Ishan, Vihaan and Sanjay have found out that petrol is made from oil and is used in most cars. Some cars use diesel though.
Jack, Charlotte, Japnoor, Azra and Mohammad are exploring how energy is used in our bodies. They have found out how food is absorbed and turned into energy.
On Tuesday, we went on an adventure to CERES. Even thought it was a bit hot… and the bus over heated on the way home, it was still a great day filled with fun and hands on learning.
Here is what we did…
We saw chickens finding food. We were giving energy to the chickens when we fed them. We were playing a game where the sun was giving energy to the sun-rays, then the sun-rays were giving energy to the plants, then the plants gave energy to the animals and then the energy was given to the people.
The sun gives energy to the sun-rays, which give energy to plants, which give energy to animals, and they give energy to people.
We could see chickens eating to get energy. The chickens were clucking! Kim gave us chicken food so we can feed the chickens and the rooster. We can use all the energy from a chicken by putting their poo in the garden, eating their meat, using their feathers to make art and craft and boiling their eggs to eat. People can eat meat or veggies for energy.
When the worms make a baby they put their saddles together. Worm poo is called casting. They have no eyes and 5 hearts. Worms are slimy on their backs.
We learnt about the seasons. The seasons are Summer, Spring, Autumn and Winter. Melbourne actually has 6 seasons instead of 4. We used a thermometer to check how hot or cold it was. The trees can tell us which way the wind is blowing and we used a compass to check the direction.
We have been exploring persuasive texts. We have been using the structure of an exposition to persuade readers to think the same as us. We have also been putting expositions back into order and filling in the missing modality words.
In writing I learnt about persuasive text and I will write more sentences. – Vihaan
Persuasive writing tries to make people think the same. – Anaadi
I learnt that persuasive texts have arguments and next time I will add supporting sentences. – Sanjay
I learnt I need to put supporting sentences in my work. – Jayden
I learnt that its easy because there’s gaps between the paragraphs and if you don’t put them in, you might get mixed up. – Jack
Persuasive writing has taught me how to make someone believe me. – Vidhi
Persuasive writing persuades us to read the book. – Chelsea
In writing I learnt about persuasive texts. A persuasive text has I believe, Firstly, Secondly/In addition, Thirdly/Finally and In conclusion. I think persuasive text s are a better and easier way to persuade someone. – Attla
Persuasive writing tries to make people think the same. – Azra
After going for a walk around the school and looking for different objects we saw in a video, we have created a survey about energy at home.
Please complete the survey, as we are going to look at the results at the end of the week. The more information we collect, the bigger the picture we can paint about energy at home.
2A Energy Survey
Since all the year 2 students participated in the Commonwealth Bank Start Smart program we all received amazing VR headsets!!
The Teleporter Adventures is an expansion of CommBank’s award winning financial educational program Start Smart, which over the last 8 years has serviced more than 2 million students right around Australia.
The storybook, Sammy the Space Koala (downloadable PDF), teaches children the difference between a ‘need’ and a ‘want’ through an epic space adventure. At 3 different points during the book, users will be asked to ‘Teleport’ into the story using ‘The Teleporter Adventures’ app and a virtual reality headset. The virtual reality setting can also be turned off to allow the app to be experienced as a full-screen interactive game.
We hope you enjoy your Teleporter Adventures!