Monday, May 21, 2018

Learning how to label diagrams

Today we got given a plain picture and we had to label it. 
This is what we came up with.


We are learning how to label a diagram because we are learning about information reports. In those, it is good to have a labelled diagram to help explain what you are talking about.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Sailing trip!

Some of our class was very lucky and we got to go on a free sailing trip!
Here are some pictures!








Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Researching the solar system and co-creating an information report

Facts about space

Solar system
  • Where there  8 are planets that orbit the sun.
  • Their are also 5 dwarf planets in the solar system called Pluto, Ceres, Eris, Makemake and Haumea.
  • The planets move in different directions and it take them long days to spin around the sun .
  • There are gas giants and rocky planets.
  • The rocky planets are mercury ,venus, mars and earth
  • The gas giants are jupiter, saturn, neptune and uranus.
  • There is an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. It is made of rocks

The sun
  • The sun is a star and it made out of solar energy from Hydrogen gas.
  • The sun is the biggest thing in our solar system so it has the biggest gravitational force.  
  • The sun’s gravity keeps the planets orbiting at a particular distance away. The orbit pattern is almost circle. like an egg shape.
  • The sun gives off solar energy and gives us light and heat.
  • The outside of the sun is not the hottest part but the core.
  • The sun is a ball of gas.
  • The sun give light and heat for earth to grow food and keep warm

Mercury
  • Mercury is the closest to the sun and takes 8
  • 88 days to go around the sun.0
  • Mercury is one of the rocky planet and it is the closest planet to the sun.
  • No moon.

Venus
  • Venus looks brighter than any star in the night sky.
  • It is 108 million km away from the sun.
  • Because venus is close to the it orbits faster.
  • Venus has no moons.
  • One day on venus is 5,832 earth hours.
  • Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system because it does not calm down at night even though mercury is closer it calms down
  • at night

Earth  
  • is more than 4 billion years old. The first living thing were tiny simple creatures called bacteria. Over billions of years they changed into bigger more complex creatures such as jellyfish.  Earth has 1 moon
  • Earth is the only planet with living life.
  • Earth has only 1 moon.
  • Earth has a lot of gravity because it has living life
  • One day on earth is 24 hours
  • Earth is 4.543 billion years old this year

Mars
  • Mars is red because it’s the most dusty/rusty planet.
  • Mars has only 2 moons that orbit mars.
  • The atmosphere on mars is too thin to breathe, and violent dust storms sometimes howl across its surface.
  • People have built homes all over the earth. More than half the word deserts.
Jupiter                                             
  • Jupiter is the biggest planet  there is in the solar system .
  • Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System. It is a giant planet with a mass one-thousandth that of the Sun, but Enjoy amazing trivia and have fun learning about the planets found in our Solar System. Interesting , two-and-a-half times that of all the other planets in the Solar System combined.
Saturn
  • Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun.
  • ( Distance from the sun ) 886 million miles
  • From the sun. ( 1.4 billion km )\
  • The size of saturn saturn is about 235,300 miles
  • ( 378,700 ) around its middle. That's more than nine
  • Times bigger than Earth middle.
  • Saturn ring is made out of dust and rocks
  • Saturn has 62 confirmed moons.

Uranus
  • Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun. While being visible to the naked eye, it was not recognised as a planet due to its dimness and slow orbit.
  • Uranus became the first planet discovered with the use of a telescope. Uranus is tipped over on its side with an axial tilt of 98 degrees.
  • Uranus has 27 moons orbiting uranus.

Neptune
  • This the last  planet it is one of the biggest planet  it is so far from the sun so it is so cold like ice block.
  • Neptune is the farest planet from the sun and it is also a gas giant planet
  • Neptune is the eighth planet from the sun. bright-blue neptune cold. It is windy and icy there.  
The solar system

How does the solar system work?
Our solar system is made of one sun and 8 planets. The planets move in different directions and it take them long days to spin around the sun.

The sun
The sun is a star which is a big ball of Hydrogen gas. The sun is the biggest thing in our solar system so it has the biggest gravitational force.  The sun’s gravity keeps the planets orbiting at a particular distance away. The orbit pattern is almost circle, like an egg shape.
The sun gives off solar energy and gives us light and heat. The surface of the sun is 5,778 k And the core of the sun is 27 million degrees f* and 15 million degrees c*. The sun is one of more than 100 billion stars in the Milky Way. The sun lies at the heart of the solar system, where it is by far the largest object. It holds 99.8 percent of the  solar system's mass and is roughly 109 times the diameter of the Earth — about one million Earths could fit inside the sun. The of the sun. It is 4.6 Billion Years old.The smallest stars around are the tiny red dwarfs.

Planets
There are 8 planets and 5 dwarf planets in our solar system. They planets can be sorted into two categories - rocky planets and gas giants. There is an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. It is made of rocks.

Rocky Planets
The rocky planets are Mercury ,Venus, Mars and Earth. They are closest to the sun. They are small because they are close to the sun and do not grow bigger like the gas giant planets..

Gas Giants
The gas giants are Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus.  They are called gas giants because they are made of gas and their gigantic.
The Gas Giant are also made of some rocky material.

Dwarf planets
Their are also 5 dwarf planets in the solar system called Pluto, Ceres, Eris, Makemake and Haumea. They are not planets anymore because they are too small for a moon to orbit. They are still part of our solar system.

                                

Trip to STARDOME!


Today we went on a class trip to Stardome!


We learnt about the Sun..


The planets..




asteroids...


We did a quiz using Ipads. We had to go around the foyer and find all the answers to space questions.


We got to pretend to be on the moon!


We also got to go in the Planetarium and watch a movie in the Dome. It was about a boy robot and his dog, who accidently go for a trip to the moon and sun. On the moon, the robot dog chased a rock into the 'shadowy' part of the moon and he froze! Thats how cold it is on the 'dark' side of the moon.


We had a great trip!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Learning about information reports!

Evidence of our learning this week

Monday
The kids came up with all of these features of information reports. Even the idea that pictures/illustrations and diagrams are similar, but diagrams must have labels. Woo!

Tuesday
Examples of student labelling digitally.
Maria
Syraiah-Lee
Keru

Wednesday
Examples of the added 'explain and example' sentences -


Written by Timote and Isaia.
Bananas are the most popular fruit in the world.Because you can do like anything with it and it cheap for example you can make a
  1. milkshake
  2. A cake
  3. Ice cream
  4. Bread
If You wanted to measure time you could use a watch , clock , hourglass or even a sundial.
This is a clock you can find it in your house and if you look at it you can tell the time  because there is two of sicks on the clock a short and a long the short one tells the HR and the long on tells the minute that is one strategy but in the world there are a loads. You might say why because it is eazy and you must have one of them.

  1. in your house
  2. In a community hall
  3. In your family house
Thursday
 On Thursday we did the sorting activity. All the groups could organise the sentences into the correct SEE structure. Some needed reminding what an introduction and conclusion were, but got there in the end.
Link to co-created checklist.







Link to writing done together!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Water cycle experiment!

We did an experiment to learn about the water cycle!

You can watch a similar experiment below.


Here are the pictures we took.