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and earn your hour of code certificate.

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Build a Star Wars Galaxy

https://hourofcode.com/star-wars 

 

 

 Journey through Minecraft with code

https://hourofcode.com/mchoc

 

 

Code with Anna and Elsa from Frozen

https://hourofcode.com/frzn

 

 

Code your own sports game

https://hourofcode.com/athlete 

 

 

Create a story or make a game with Play Lab

https://hourofcode.com/play-lab

 

 

Looking for a challenge? Then try this one!

Simple Encryption (Learn how to crack the secret message)

https://hourofcode.com/encryption

 

 

Have fun 🙂

When you have finished please post a quality comment below telling us about your hour of code choice.

Marriage Postal Vote – BTN

What? We are learning to understand about the marriage postal vote.

Why? This will expand our knowledge about how the government makes laws.

How? I will be able to answer the questions about the marriage postal vote.

Marriage Postal Vote – BTN Story 15/08/2017

Work with a partner to discuss and answer the following questions and post as a quality comment below.
1. Discuss the BTN Marriage Postal Vote story. What points were raised in the discussion?
2. Finish the following sentence: A postal vote will soon be held to decide….
3. Why is the issue not being decided by a plebiscite?
4. In a plebiscite, voting is optional. True or false?
5. Does the result of a plebiscite or postal vote automatically change the law?
6. Why are supporters of same-sex marriage not happy with the government holding a postal vote?
7. About how much will a postal vote cost?
8. Who will have the final say about whether same-sex marriage becomes legal?
9. What questions do you have after watching this story?

What is Manga Carta?

Watch the following two videos and read the interactive to find out about Magna Carta. Record key information in your investigation books and then post a quality comment answering the questions below.

What is Magna Carta? Splash Website (3.33)

Open and read this interactive – record key information in your investigation books as you read. 

1. What did you learn about what the Magna Carta is?

2. Magna Carta is one of the most famous documents in the world. What does this mean?

3. Why was Magna Carta originally created?

4. Magna Carta has become a powerful symbol of our rights and freedoms. What do you think life would be like if Magna Carta didn’t exist?

Levels of Government

What? We are learning about the levels of government in Australia.

Why? This will help us understand how our democracy system works.

How? I will be able to record key information as I watch the videos and then answer the questions and post as a quality comment.

BTN episode 31/5/16 – Levels of Government

Click on the link below to watch a 2.27 min video about the three levels of government in Australia.

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PEO website – Three levels of Government 

After watching both the BTN episode and the video from PEO website answer the following questions. You may need to do some further research to answer all of the questions.

1.  What are the three levels of government?

2.  Why do we have three levels of government?

3.  Name some responsibilities of each level of government?

4.  What happens when local, state and federal governments disagree?

5.  Why do you think we need three levels of government in Australia?

6. Which people (jobs) are connected with each level of government?

7. What sort of person do you think would make a good representative?

8. What was surprising for you?

Up for a challenge?

Try out this code breaking challenge for students aged 8-13 years old.

The ponds of wonder: Code Breaker 

Will I need anything to participate?

Some of the challenges will need you to use your mind, others your eyes and ears. It would be a good idea to have the following items with you as you play:

A notebook and pencil – to write down the codes as you solve them.

A printer (optional) – to print out some of the challenge sheets to work out, (sometimes it’s easier to work on a sheet of paper instead of staring at a screen).

Make sure that you have some headphones as some of the challenges will involve you having to listen to some music.

The original competition for prizes has closed but you can still enjoy solving the puzzles and can earn certificates for passing levels.

Have fun! 🙂 

Suzanne Cory Experience

On Friday the 18th of August the year 6 students had an amazing experience visiting Suzanne Cory High School. They were lucky enough to participate in a number of hands on science lessons. The visit also doubled as a transition day to give the year 6 students some insight to what it will be like at Secondary School. They conducted various experiments and further developed their science knowledge with support from the teachers and students at Suzanne Cory.

The activities included;

  • Methane bubbles
  • Rainbow fizz flame test
  • Red cabbage indicator
  • Dry ice
  • Motors

The biggest ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ definitely came from the methane bubbles session!

Press play below to watch a slide show of the fun filled day.

BTN: Alcohol Damage

BTN: Alcohol Damage

After watching the BTN episode work with a partner using the following questions to guide further research.

Post your answers as a comment below.

1.  What is alcohol?

2.  Alcohol is a depressant. What does that mean?

3.  How might a person’s behaviour change when they drink alcohol?

4.  What are the short-term effects of drinking alcohol?

5.  What can be the long-term effects of alcohol on the body?

6.  What effect does alcohol have on the brain?

7.  How does drinking affect a teenage brain versus an adult brain?

Fake News

BTN episode – Fake News: 29/11/2016

After watching the BTN episode post a quality comment answering the questions below.

  1. Give an example of a fake news story.
  2. Why are a lot of fake news stories created?
  3. Some are meant to deliberately trick people. Why?
  4. Why were experts worried about fake news stories during the US Presidential Election?
  5. What can readers do to be more aware of fake news stories?
  6. Why is it important to question everything you read online?
  7. What did you learn watching this story?

BTN Story – War On Waste School

After watching the ABC’s War on Waste series last month, students from North Adelaide Primary were so inspired they started making some big changes to their school and community.

Watch the below video and answer the questions in a comment 🙂

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4689455.htm

Focus Questions:

1. What was the main point of the BTN story?

2. What was the mission that the kids in the BTN story set themselves?

3. What inspired them to go on this mission?

4. Australia is one of the biggest producers of trash in the world. True or false?

5. What reusable items did the students buy?

6. What is nude food?

7. What are the benefits of having nude food at school?

8. What does your school already do to reuse and recycle?

9. How well do you know the 5 Rs?

10. How has your thinking changed since watching the BTN story?

 

Refugees and Migrants

This week is Refugee Week. Today you will be learning about refugees and migrants through watching a BTN video. You will post a quality comment showing your understanding of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers. 

Refugees and Migrants BTN episode 30/8/2016

After watching the BtN Refugees and Migrants story, post a quality comment with the following sentence starters;
This story made me wonder why…
It was interesting to learn that…
This story made me feel…
An asylum seeker is…
A refugee is…
A migrant is…
**You may need to do further research on your own or with a partner to create a definition for asylum seeker, refugee and migrant before you post your comment.