Canberra Camp

I couldn’t believe it when the bus finally rolled to a halt at camp. For 10 hours we had been travelling on the bus and were glad to be off it.

After one long, tiring and boring bus ride we were put into our cabins. And then our cabin was sent to duty group to set up for dinner. On the first night?!

The next morning we had breakfast and were off to the National Museum. We saw Pharlap’s heart there, and compared to a human’s heart, it was huge! Next, we went on a rotating cinema, which was more interesting than a normal one.

Then we went to the National Film and Sound Archive and learnt that “Felix the Cat” was made on a special type of tape that was hard to keep an look after, because it melted really easily, so it was rare to find it.

After, we soon arrived at Questacon and did the “Freefall” which was a type of partly vertical slide. Then we went all the way up the ramp to the top floor and the came back down through the levels to look at the exhibitions.

After all those tiring activities, we had a relaxing dinner. And then went swimming. We went to the AIS (Australian Institute of Sport) pool and nearly had the whole thing to ourselves.

At 6:30 in the morning, we were woken up to get ready and go to breakfast. Then it was off the the old parliament house for some history.

We learnt that the speaker was the leader of the House of Representatives, and the mace (a golden staff with a crown on top) always pointed to the government’s side. Then we learned how voting worked and had a go ourselves.

The next thing we knew, we were walking up Anzac Drive to the War Memorial, looking at the statues that were there. Once we were at the Memorial, we had a tour of it and saw the wall of the names of all the people who fought in the war. It was very sad that there were so many of them.

After yet another dinner, we were up at Telstra Tower, looking over the whole of Canberra.

In the morning, we headed off to Parliament House. We saw the Senate and the House of Representatives in action. We also met Johan our old principle and Bill shorten.

We left Parliament and went to CSIRO. We watched a 3D movie about what they did. Then we went to the AIS. Again.

We got to have a go at soccer, hockey, dodge ball and sock wrestling. But we only got to have a go at 3 of them. We also did something called “Sportex” which was where we got to do sports on TVs, so they were like games.

Once we got back to camp we had dinner and the came back to the auditorium to watch a movie called Mr Peabody and Sherman.

5:30 on the last day, we cleaned up our cabins, had breakfast, and left our last camp for primary school. It was a fun, exciting and interesting camp, but we were all glad to be going home.

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Solar Energy

What is the environmental impact for this energy source?

Solar does not produce air pollution, water pollution and dose not create greenhouse gases. They can impact environment because when they are made they use toxic materials. They also clear  land space to build solar factories and to build solar farms and leave animals without a habitat or reduced.

Who uses this energy source?

Families, commercials, industrial factories and office buildings

Why might they use this energy source?

To heat water because they live in distant places

Plus Minus Interesting
It is renewable and it will not run out.

It is a good source of power for people who live in different places.

It’s cheap to run.

Toxic products are used to make them.

They clear habitats to make solar farms.

Clearing habitats has an impact on animals.

They do not make greenhouse gases.

Solar energy is completely free.

Germany is the highest user of solar energy.

Class Application

Dear Jess,

I think I should be in this class because I am good at collaborating with others, kind and organised.

I am good at collaborating with others because I play a team sport (hockey) and we always need to communicate with our teammates so we can win the game. I can collaborate with people of all ages, which will be very useful in future times.

I can be very kind to other people. I let them use my stuff if they forgot theirs or don’t have it. I always help people when they are struggling with things and do jobs when needed.

I am very good at listening and always listen attentively when others are giving instructions or speeches and always pay attention when people are giving me tips, advice or constructive feedback so I know what I should work on or improve so I can do my best next time.

I am very organised because every morning before school I’m able to practice each instrument that I play for 10-15 minutes and then get ready for school in time. I always get my homework in on the required date because I always plan when I’ll get them done.

I believe I should be in this class because I’m very good at collaborating, I’m very kind to everybody, I’m good at listening and very organised

CSI VS Reality

In reality, there are no ‘cool dark blue lights’ that CSI use in movies, there are bright light so the scientists can see what they are doing and look for finer details. Also in reality they never use the word ‘match’, because things may look the same but they are never a ‘match’ unless they have the same DNA, in CSI they use ‘match’ just by looking at the shape.

International Day Of The Girl

I learnt that 31 million girls don’t get to go to primary school and 34 million girls don’t get to go to secondary school. I also learnt that every extra girl that gets a good education will improve that country’s wealth by 5% and in Papa New Guinea 40% of girls don’t get and education.

I feel very sorry for those girls that don’t get a good education and have to work in factories at the age of 10 and don’t get paid anything for what they are doing.

An action I will make is going home to talk to my parents about these fact and try to help those poor, poor girls that don’t get and education.

Links:

http://www.un.org/en/events/girlchild/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_of_the_Girl_Child

Classroom considerations

5/6A should always come ready with a positive attitude  so we can enjoy the rest of the day.

 

We will always have an optimistic outlook about our learning.

 

5/6A are expected to always let everyone have a say and respect other’s property.

 

In 5/6A we encourage everyone  to persist with their work.

 

5/6A will always collaborate and work together in class.

 

In 5/6A we encourage everyone to be safe and responsible in the classroom.