Science Prac Report

Date: 12/5/14                                                                                      Partner: Table Group                                               Dissolving Packing Pellet

Aim: To find out weather or not packing pellets dissolve.

Materials: A beaker, Room Temperature water and A packing pellet.

Procedure: First we got a small beaker and poured room temperature water into it. then we added a Packing Pellet.

Hypothesis: The packing pellet will partly dissolve and leave a little bit of the packing pellet. The packing pellet will slowly sink.

Results: The packing pellet did not sink and sort of dissolved leaving it half dissolved and fully wet and soggy.

Conclusion: The packing pellet half dissolved and it looked like a clear, falling apart sponge. The packing pellet did not sink and half dissolved.

By Ruby                                                                                                                                      

Maths Mate Term 2- Sheet 5

Predict: I predict it is going to be about problem solving.

Read:Mike and Anna have 20 stamps altogether. Mike has 4 more stamps than Anna. How many stamps does Anna have?

Clarify: None

Big Question: How many stamps does Anna have?

Mathematicians Toolbox: Guess, Check and improve.

Solve: First I tried the number 6 then Mike has 10 stamps and 6 + 10 = 16 and that doesn’t equal 20. Then I did Anna has 8 stamps and Mike has 12 and it worked because 8 + 12 = 20.

Summary: It was really easy but I had to think about it at first.

100 Word Challenge Week 34#

I walked out of the house to put the trash in the bin.

“SLAM” And the door shut.

Great what am I going to do? No one is home and my keys are inside. I could walk to my parents house which is 5 blocks away which I did .I walked down to my mum and dads house where I found them in bed. I peaked through the window to see the keys for my house on the table. The door was open I walked in and they woke up. What are you doing? I locked myself out. “ughh” But where could I go? I was locked out.

Our Excursion to GTAC!

On the 21st of May in education week my class went to GTAC because the education week slogan for this year was ‘Scientists do amazing things’. When we got there we meet the people who worked at GTAC and some of the people we saw were familiar to us because they had been to our school. First we got told to come up stairs with Jacinta a lady that worked at GTAC. And we walked up a DNA shaped stair case. It was really cool when we got to the top we were told to put on lab coats to protect our skin and goggles to protect your eyes.

After we had put on our protective stuff we started on a couple experiments by them some of the experiments were:

  • Blowing up balloons and putting them into a bucket of liquid nitrogen and when they got pulled out the balloons weren’t broken they had deflated and when they got pulled out into air the balloons formed into the shape they started with.
  • Popping popcorn and melting butter over a hot plate.
  • Making ice cream out of a bag of cream in a bag of ice with rock salt in it but we had to massage the bag with Ice and the bag inside it with cream with a tea towel.

After watching them do the experiments we went outside and had recess a ten minute recess then we had to go back inside and we were sent back upstairs to do more experiments with our table group with scientist some of them were:

  • The first one was with Adina and she was teaching us how dirty water from streams can turn into drinking water and I learnt a new word called Flocculation.
  • Then we went with Sam and he taught us how to measure PH levels and how to eliminate algae which is a special type of mould for water.
  • Then we went with Paul and he taught us how oil slicks can be bad for the oceans and when he did he said there was three ways to take away oil slicks to: spoon it out, Use a lot of washing detergent or soak it up.
  • After that we continued with our excursion and went down to the computer room and with microscopes we looked at dirty water close up and in the dirty water we saw little bugs called daphnia and other green dirty stuff. Then we looked under a professional microscope and looked at some bacteria it was really cool.

After all the stuff we did we where ready to leave and we caught the tram then the bus and then we arrived at school.

GTAC L2 Reflection

On the 14th of May we had a science lesson in the science lab. We explored the properties of gases. Along to help us with exploring the properties of gases was Chris and Jacinta they were from GTAC (Gene Technology Access Center). Jacinta was studying on fruit flys and mosquitoes. And Chris works on the human body immune system.

First we got handed out : a big beaker filled with room temperature water, a ping pong ball and our hand to put pressure. Secondly  we were told to drop the ping pong ball into the big beaker filled with room temperature water and then we were told to with the plastic cup put it over the ping pong ball and push down until the plastic cup hit the bottom of the big beaker. I realized that the cup had more air than it did water. It was because of the gas and liquid particles and them separating leaving gas at he top of the cup and a little bit of water at the bottom.

After that we acted like the particles in the experiment I was a liquid particle and when another liquid particle came along I would shake hands with them it was really funny and then when the gas particles got pushed into us (other people acting as gas particles) the water particles pushed to the side of the room it was really funny! And then the bell rang so that was the end of our science lesson.


GTAC L1 Reflection

On the 6th of may we had a science lesson. When we walked in there was two people from GTAC (Gene Technology Access Center)  Chris and Maria. Our topic was exploring solids and liquids.

First we did a challenge it was with play-dough. We had to transfer the play-dough in a cup with no bottom and we had to use tongs! Ready set go! We had to minutes and we finished it in the time frame. Then we went back to the table and had to come up with words. Some   words were: Non-sticky, Dry, sort and then Chris and Maria came up with a word called Malleable. Which means capable of being shaped. We also did an elastic band activity we had to put an elastic band on a cup but we were not aloud to touch the cup. After that we had to come up with some more words to explain the activity.

After that we did some activity’s on liquid we had to act like what a liquid would do and how it would react. A liquid is something were the particles move slowly but all over the place. Then Chris and Maria called two people out the front of the class to demonstrate how fast a a test tube full of water would move faster than a test tube full of maple syrup. And the result was that the water moved way faster that the maple syrup.

I learnt  about how the liquids in atoms and the atoms in a liquid move around when they are moved around or even when the liquid is still. I also learnt a new word called malleable it means it is capable of being shaped or drawn out. I also learnt what the word brittle means it means it is capable of being of easily being damaged or destroyed and it can be broken. I know understand what the word viscosity because I didn’t understand what it meant before the word viscosity means how quickly a liquid flows or how runny is. But I still have a question about the 4 states of matter. How do people find plasma?

100 Word Challenge Week 33#

Dear World Leaders,

I think that Lucy should go to school beacause if all the other kids in the world have a chance to go to school why dosent she. Even because of her disability she is unable to make the journey there. Why don’t you bring one to her? If her friends get to learn in the same country, it wouldn’t be so hard to bring or make a school closer to her house. Even if an educated person came to her, your making a difference anyway. So why don’t you help her? We are educated?

From Ruby!

Maths Mate Term 2- Sheet 4

Predict: I predict it is going to be about multiplication and problem solving.

Read: How many numbers between 20 and 31 are divisible by 3?

Clarify: None

Big Question: How many numbers between 20 and 31 are divisible by 3?

Mathematicians Toolbox: Draw a picture or a diagram.

Solve: First I thought the numbers between 20 and 31 that are divisible by 3. I did my 3 times tables from 0 to 30 which are: 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27 and 30. So the numbers between 20 and 31 are: 21, 24, 27 and 30. So my answer was 4.

Summary: It was an easy task to complete and I found it easy to do my 3 times tables.


Term 1 unit reflection

This term the year 5/6 have been working on the three levels of government, the road to federation and issues in Australia. With all of those we did note taking and we did different types of note taking to write down facts, to write down responses and to write down questions and I’m going to show you on of the ways to do. I will show you you: 3 facts, 2 understanding and 1 question

The Three Levels of Government!

Three things I Remember:                                                                                           Democracy means that the people from that country elect a government. Australia is a democracy because each year we will elect a government. The three levels of government are: Federal government, State government and Local government. The most important thing that I learnt was that Australia isn’t just a democracy it is also has a: Federal government a State government and a Local government.

Two Understandings I Gained:                                                                                    I now understand we have a chance to vote in Australia. I know understand that each type of government has  something to do. The Federal government shares power with a number of small local governments, The state government takes care of the state that he is from and the local government known as the council is in charge of the roads, the environment and health issues.

One question I have:                                                                              How long has Australia had a democracy?

The road to federation!

Three things I remember: I remember the a federation is the joining of states to become one nation. In 1901 the commonwealth of Australia was formed, and in the same period of time the federation of Australia was formed. In 1860 the main laws of Australia was made by the British parliament.

Two Understandings I Gained:                                                                                   I now understand what a federation is! That all the rule that we had were made by the British parliament and were approved by Queen Victoria.

One question I am left with:                                                                                        Why did the British parliament make up Australia’s rules?

Issues of Australia!

Three Things I remember:                                                                                       The three levels of government have something to do with the issues in Australia because it depends if it is a federal government issue or a state government issue or a local council issue they take care of it. I now that if you want a bus stop or a tree planted you go to a local council. I now if you want some more public transport or more homeless shelters you go to the state government.

Two Understandings I gained:                                                              I now understand that some issues can be a big project and some issues can be a small project. I now understand that you go to different councils for different issues.

One Question I am left with:                                                                  Do other places around the world have the three types of governments and do they go to the specific place?

What were the most important things I learnt:                                            The most important thing I learnt was that Australia is now a free country because a long time ago the British parliament and Queen Victoria was in charge of Australia.

How did I learn it:                                                                                   I learnt it by learning new note taking skills. Some of them were including drawing up boxes and others were including drawing up mind maps. Others were including dot points.

What am I going to do with what I have learnt: I am going to carry on with the information and use it in the future because the information I learnt can be very helpful for example: I now what a democracy is and that can be helpful for when I want to vote in the future and get my say. So that is what I am going to do with my information.

Now I have to carry on with term 2.











Maths Mate Term 2- Sheet 3

Predict: I predict it is goin to be about problem solving and maybe drawing some diagram.

Read: How many numbers between 17 nand 61 are divisable by 8?

Clarify: None

Big Question: How many numbers between 17 nand 61 are divisable by 8?

Mathamaticians Toolbox: Guess, check and improve.

Solve: I thought about the numbers that I can multiply by 8 that fit into the numbers between 17 and 61 and I remembered that multiplacation and division have somthing in common. So I did my 8 time tables from 17 to 61 the numbers I got were. 24, 32, 40, 48 and 56  so my answer was 5.

Summary: It was an easy task to complete and finished it very easy to complete.