Inquiry

Term 4: Where in the World are We?

Term 3: What’s all this rubbish?

Below are a few websites that you may find interesting and helpful.

http://www.abc.net.au/ourfocus/waronwaste/

http://www.nillumbik.vic.gov.au/Living-in/Waste-and-recycling

https://www.banyule.vic.gov.au/Services/Waste-Services-Rubbish-and-Recycling

http://www.cleanup.org.au/au/Campaigns/plastic-bag-facts.html

http://www.nwf.org/rrgreenzone

www.ecokids.ca/pub/kids_home.cfm

http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek

Where do animals belong in the animal kingdom?

You may find the following websites helpful …

https://www.natgeokids.com/au/#

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/animals.html

http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/

Bees

Here are some websites and information about bees.

http://video.nationalgeographic.com.au/video/news/150815-kids-bees-pollinators-farms-vin

http://splash.abc.net.au/home#!/media/2165236/Keeping-our-honey-bees-healthy

10 Facts About Honey Bees!

Bean Seed Germination

Why are dry bean seeds kept in a waterproof packet?

http://apolloscience.global2.vic.edu.au/files/2014/02/Screen-Shot-2014-02-17-at-10.16.37-am-196jvhg.png

Think about what we know about seeds and the effect water has on them?

How might we determine the top and bottom of the seed?

During our inquiry for the past few weeks we explored the germination process of a bean. If you would like to have another go at this experiment here’s what you will need:

  • snap lock bags
  • paper towel
  • pegs
  • 1 magnifying glass
  • soaked beans (in water)


What to do:

  1. Dampen your paper towel, flatten it out and put it in the snap lock bag.
  2. Place the seed in between the paper lining and the bag.
  3. Either hang your bag or place it in a sunny area.
  4. Watch your bean seed grow through the early stages of its life cycle.

http://apolloscience.global2.vic.edu.au/files/2014/02/Screen-Shot-2014-02-17-at-10.18.55-am-zeplrf.png

 

Parts of a Flower

This week during inquiry we explored the parts of a flower by cutting flowers in half and looking closely at their cross section.

 We drew some fantastic labelled scientific drawings.
Have a look at the link below if you’d like to know more!