Please join us tomorrow morning (Friday 16th August) at 9am in the Hall for our assembly…
Our students are currently continuing their understanding and skills of angles in shapes. This has involved using a protractor to measure the angles in firstly triangles, then four sided shapes. Students are making a connection between the total angle measure in these shapes and the types of angles we looked at from the start of the term.
Yesterday our scholars decided on a particular topic of light they’d like to further investigate after having a play with some provocations last week. Here are some interesting topics that they have come up with, which using the scientific method are going to find out the how and why behind light.
We noticed that….
When you hold a glass prism to the sun it will split up the light to all the colours (Sebastian)
When you put the texta pen in the water it looked like it was broken but it wasn’t. (Nathan)
When you put more than two mirrors against part of a picture, you get a full picture. (Hannah)
When you put the cellophane on top of a torch it changes its colour, further away its lighter, closer the colour gets darker (Ava F)
When you put a colour of cellophane on a torch and shine it onto a coloured block, the block absorbs that colour and reflects the colour that it is (of the object). … (Angelina C)
When you shine a light into a glass prism, it bends the light and morphs it into other shapes…(Tyrese)
We realised that, when you shine a light on a globe its like mimicking the sun. One part of the world has light (sun) other side has night…. (Terry)
Light is made up of lots of different rays (wavelengths) not just the light we can see. …. (Jay)
As a part of Religion we have been talking about the parables of Jesus. Students accessed these in the New Testament of the bible. They were asked:
What was the message or moral behind the story?
How can you relate the story to your life today?
Students made connections to the parable stories with some of the character strengths they are familiar with.
I noticed when you moved the torch back from the object it would make the shadow longer…. (Hannah)
I realized when the torch is at the top of an object the shadow is smaller and at the bottom the shadow is bigger (Ava F)
When we shined the light on a cup, the shadow showed what was going on, on the outside. You could see where the torch was (Jay G)