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.
Last week we showed our learning to all of red school. After much practising during the day we all proudly got up in front of everyone and did an amazing job – considering there were no microphones…
This week we started growing our pea seeds in the window. We have been thinking of ways to help them grow and have made predictions about what we think will happen. We also have some herbs around our room that we have started growing too.
We are in the process of getting a class twitter account up and running, please follow it – @2A_ACPS_2017.