December 17

I am now writing my last piece of post for the year of grade 5. I have done many fun things with the grade. This year I made into the athletics and is running the 200m sprint for the first time at school. Camp was really fun too and it was also the first time we had a five day camp. I got into a cabin with the friends I wanted to be with and a few others. The paper plane competition was good as well and our grade came first of flying the furthest. My plane came second in my survivor group.

Survivor wa really fun too and our group came first and got the most points. We have done fun activities to reach the most points with five groups in total. We did activities like building the tallest tower with newspaper, basketball hoop shooting. It is when we have five minutes and we have to score as much as we can, based on the real point system in basketball. I also liked science about space even though we didn’t do much about it. We now are doing a race on all sorts of skills that our teachers made up. We have now haven’t done five skilful activities tomorrow on the last day.

That was my memovies for grade five and it was all really fun and I hope it will be the same next year.

December 6

Inquiry question


At the start of the unit we are learning which is space, everybody asked one question about space. My question was if the universe is expanding according to many books, what is it expanding into? I gave recently did some research on that and many scientists say the universe isn’t really expanding. The universe contain s everything, if it is expanding, it could be expanding in another universe or its self. Scientists say with this theory the Big Bang could be wrong. If the universe is infinite, it can’t expand into anything because it is infinite. If it was finite we can never go to the outside of the universe because it is a closed object.

what do you think about my answer? Comment to me and explain.

November 30

Moon Phases


Over the past few weeks we took notes of the moon phases that
we will see in November. We took notes about how much percent full, name of phases, rise and set times and a drawing of it. The moon phases are waning gibbous, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning crescent, waxing crescent, new moon and the last quarter. A pattern going on in the calendar is that it started out not showing much and is getting smaller and then getting larger again. In the last few days the moon is starting to loose its visibility again.

 

November 27

We going to do experiments!

We going to do experiments!

imageWe went to the V.S.S.E.C. space centre. We learnt about  negative and positive of static. We first had a balloon, some rice, confetti, polystyrene balls and foil. We  rubbed the balloon on someone’s hair and see if it attracts or repels to the confetti, rice, tin foil, another balloon, or the polystyrene ball. Everything is attract except the rice and the balloon. We played with a stick that creates static so the tin foil floats. It will give a shock when touching the end of the stick. We built a robot using different materials but my group didn’t succeed.

We were now at a control area and we had to answer questions about Mars to save the people. They’ll  do experiments and we will write answers on our sheet. We needed to warn them, a meteor is here they Need to evacuate. Our team got out because of an unknown virus. That was all we did at V.S.S.E.C. and I had fun doing the activities.

November 20

Science

imageDays ago we made a scale down of the universe. We got an sheet and we needed to make it bigger because Mercury was only about 0.1mm wide and it is too small to make. We ended up multiplying everything by 100. The sun appeared to be over two meters wide. The distance was timed by 100 too. We only managed to fit the sun and Mercury in our school and Venus ended up 20m out of school. That is how big the universe is even though we scaled it down

 

November 13

What and how to use a widget

1. Go to your blog and click the key button and click your blogs name.

1. Go to your blog and click the key button and click your blogs name.

Click a widget that you like and press add widget.

Click a widget that you like and press add widget.

4. Click that widget and you could add a title. Now click save and you are done.

4. Click that widget and you could add a title. Now click save and you are done.

5. Click that widget and you could add a title. Now click save and you are done.

5. Click that widget and you could add a title. Now click save and you are done.

3. Click appearance on the left and then click widgets.

3. Click appearance on the left and then click widgets.

November 11

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Archie Fusillo is an Australian author, he likes to go around the world to visit schools and teach us how to draw and write stories. This picture above is Archie Fusillo’s three characters that he drew for us to copy. He drew a boy he made up called Bill Bob and made up characters including Chook Woman and a dog named Tripod. We are going to write a story about these characters. He also wrote his signature on the board.

could you make up a story about this?

November 11

The boat

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if we had a flood and all the animals will die and you can only take five animals.

 

Chickens, horses, dogs, otters and rhinos.

Chickens: I would take it becaues I will have eggs for breakfast and somtimes have a roast chicken to eat. Also they will not take as much space in the boat but, they still will give me plenty of food everyday.

Horses: They will help me travel across long distances without myself getting too tired. Because people can’t travel long distances without getting really tired.

Dogs: Dogs are a friendly friends of ours, they will help find things like my chickens and cows. They also can help me gather around the farm animals.

Otters: They otters will go into the sea and bring me fish to eat. Fishes makes people smarter and I really need them.

Rhinos: I can have these animals to protect all my animals. It is not a carnivore so it won’t eat my animals and they won’t get eaten by predators.

What animals would you take and survive the flood? Why?

 

November 11

The Lunar System

Yesterday we started the science class. We had groups and I am with Will and Kyan. We drew a picture of how the Lunar System works and moves. I thnk that the Moon orbits the Earth and the Earth orbits the sun. The Moon spins anti-clockwise and the Earth rotates and orbits anti-clockwise. The sun just stays still in the Milky Way.

How do you think they orbit and rotate?

November 11

Shadows

Today we were to see the difference between shadows in the morning and afternoon. We also played a shadow game, we had to step on somebodys shadow. Some people hid into shadows, causes the shadow to disappear in other shadows.

Shadows are created When something lights(eg:sun). When light shines at you, the other side of you has a shadow. Shadow’s an exact shaped image when light shines. To make a shadow, you has to stand in open areas(eg:oval) and it needs to be light. Shadows changeanother place where the light shines in front or above the object. At morning we drew it with chalk and it was long. Afternoon, the clouds blocked the sun, so there’s no shadows. That is the end of what we discussed about shadows with our grade.