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.
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?
What are your thoughts on how we can improve safety related to movement?
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.
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
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
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
On May the 16th the grade 5 and 6’s went to Scienceworks. Look at the powerpoint below to see what we did!
Scienceworks 6ms power point
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.