Scientific Procedures

This week we have been learning about scientific procedures.  A scientific procedure is different from an instructional procedure and a recipe because it has a general statement, hypothesis and a conclusion.

We watched our teacher make herb bread and as she made it we wrote down the procedure.

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Then we watched her conduct the ‘Mentos in Coke’ experiment.  We wrote down everything she did and said under the structure of a scientific procedure.  Title, hypothesis, equipment, method, results and conclusion.

What do you think happened when a mentos was dropped in coke?

Can you tell us why it happened?

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Mirror Books

Our Term 3 I.B.L  RAT was to create a ‘Mirror Book’ based on Jeanie Baker’s book by the same name.  Our task was to choose a time in Australia’s history and write about it from two different perspectives.

Here are some examples of our work.

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Confirmation

 

We are learning about baptismal promises and the history of the Nicene and Apostles Creed in preparation for our Confirmation.

 Baptismal Promises and the Creeds

Renewal of Baptismal Promises

 

The Nicene Creed

The Apostle’s Creed

The Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

 

 

 Saints

We have also been researching Saints as part of choosing a saint name for confirmation.  Here are some examples of our research projects.

St Teresa of Avila

St Francis of Assisi

St Cecilia

 

6MS Family Origins

Our Term 3 topic is ‘What Makes Us Australian’.  So far this term we have begun a timeline of important dates, inventions and people in Australian history.  We have also watched two episodes of My Place.  We have also started to make a class mindmap of all the facts we are learning about Australian history.  We also made a class google map of where our families came from.

Click on the link below to see where 6MS families came from.

Where 6MS Families Come From

 

 

 

 

Our Writer’s Notebook Entries

We have been so busy collecting our ‘seeds’ for creative and free choice writing.  Our ‘seeds’ are our ideas and brainstorms that may one day grow into stories and other texts.  Have a look at the ideas we have collected so far.  Underneath them we list our genre and story/text possibilities.  This is to help us when our teachers says, “Today we are going to write a …”  The idea is that we look through our Writer’s Notebook and find a ‘seed’ that matches the task.

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Genius Hour

 

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Our first Genius Hour investigations!

Do you think you could come up with a question that can’t be answered by Google search? it wasn’t easy but it was fun!  Click on a presentation below to view or wonderful research and presentations.

Do we share an everlasting soul by Laura and Jwahrat

Can A Human Cry Under Water By Ruby

Genius hour slide show by Carla Jasmine Felicity and MIksaela

what is a different energy source by David

How many countries have won a medal in the olympics in the last 20 years_-By Charlotte and Tiah