Category Archives: Inquiry

Learn About Refugees

Sudan

Sudan is a country ravaged by war and poverty. The following information will help you learn more about what it is like to be a refugee from Sudan.

Click here to find our more about refugees from Sudan.

Johnson was a refugee from Sudan. He now lives a happy life in Australia.

Listen to Johnson’s story here.

Learn more about Sudan here.

 

Refugee Kids

Visit this link to see a video on Refugee Kids.

Click here to find out more about what it is like for refugee kids at school.

Learn about Bashir and his story here.

 

Detention Centres

This video talks about detention centres in Australia.

 

Refugees

Learn about the Williams family here.

Zaatari Refugee Camp 

Life in Syria 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rube Goldberg

Rube Goldberg

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To read Rube Goldberg’s biography click here.

Rube Goldberg wrote lots of cartoons. They were funny and always involved a crazy machine that made a simple task a whole lot harder.

Here are some of his cartoons:

Many people have created wacky machines that were inspired by Rube Goldberg.

You can watch some videos of these machines below:

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Tuning In

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We have been working through the Tuning In stage of our inquiry into “What is Motion?”. In this stage we begin to get excited and engage with our topic, ask questions and share our prior knowledge.

Our first activity was to play some games of Angry Birds and discuss the motion involved.

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Then we made catapults to help us become even more engaged with the topic.

We also completed a pre assessment where we responded to a blog post on motion (you can see that on this blog!). We had to write a comment with everything we already know about motion.

Another Tuning In activity was to build balloon rockets. These were a lot of fun.


We have one more Tuning In activity to do this week. We will be creating questions about motion. Stay tuned to see our questions.

What is Motion?

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Our inquiry unit for this half of the term will explore the question What is Motion?

In the comments section of this post please record what you already know about motion.

Do you know what any of the following words mean?

  • force
  • motion
  • speed
  • acceleration
  • momentum
  • velocity