Friday, June 26, 2009

Science Fair Video

What a great website. I'm now thinking of all the ways that creating short movies can be used in our learning!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Science Fair

What amazing work has gone into all your projects. We are very impressed with the scientific processes that you have followed. Below are just some of the great projects. Next week you will receive your assessment rubric and the winners will be revealed.

We are so impressed with the quality of your science fair projects. It is taking us a long time to mark (we're halfway at the moment) because they are so interesting to read. I have been finding out about pH levels, ice melting (not what I thought), water absorbtion by materials, surf beaches, mentos and coke, energy drinks, plants growing, tea cosies, golf balls, mould, bacteria ... the list goes on. I know you are keen to see each others projects and we will spend a good amount of time next week sharing our work in the hall.

Well Done! I will post some photos here soon:)


Earlier this week we had some computer science students come to school and run some activities with us. These cool activities use some of the skills and thinking needed by computer scientists. Below are a few videos of the games we played (but run at another school).

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Trace space back to you!

How does space travel impact our lives? Is the money that is spent by governments around the world of more benefit than just satisfying someone's curiosity? This site gives us some insight into the benefits that we the earthbound ones get from space travel.

Is it worth it? This is a necessary question to ask. Are we just being dazzled by the discoveries? What else could all this money go towards?

Friday, June 5, 2009

More Newtons Law

I think this video was created by a Year 9 student to show their understanding of Newtons Laws.

Newtons Three Laws

How many examples of Newtons Laws can you think of. Even the simplest things we do show examples of these in action. I wonder how many activities or events in a day can be explained by Newtons Laws. We had some interesting discussions today. I was very impressed with your levels of understanding some pretty complicated topics.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Katakana Names

Click on the link below or the title and find out how to write your name in katakana. I found the calligraphy font the best to use.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Challenge For You!

Below is a list of five countries, all with the vowels removed. Can you name them?


Good Luck

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Fancy Living on the Moon

1 House to rent, best view in the solar system!

Imagine being able to live on the moon. Who would have even thought it was possible but people are already planning for it. This may be a reality in your lifetime and they will probably be looking for bright minds like yourselves to make it happen.


I have just been exploring the NASA website. This is one of the best sites I have visited in a while. Lots of interesting information, calendar, videos... well worth a visit.

The link below takes you on a challenge to design flights of the future