Volcano eruption – lava volcano erupting – Hawaii volcano – Lava lake – Lava flow- 2017
Stage 3 students are investigating natural disasters in science. In library lessons, we are particularly looking the properties of these disasters, and how they form.
How do tornadoes form? – James Spann [TED-Ed]
What are hurricanes, typhoons and tropical cyclones?
On this day 24th of December | Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin 
What is an earthquake? | The Dr Binocs Show | Educational Videos For Kids
On this day 28th of December | 1989 Newcastle earthquake
How tsunamis work – Alex Gendler [TED-Ed]
Tsunamis 101 | National Geographic
Stage 3 students are investigating the International Space Station (ISS) in information literacy and science lessons in the library:
Tour the International Space Station – Inside ISS – HD
James May rides the Vomit Comet – Astronaut training – James May: On the moon – Brit Lab
Averting exploration disasters:
What if Apollo had crashed on the moon?
Mars or the moon – Where do NASA manned missions go next?
Our Stage 3 students are continuing to investigate the physical attributes of space and, in library lessons, the technological aspects that supported – and continues to support – the exploration of the solar system.
What Galileo saw with his telescope
Galileo – mini biography
History of human spaceflight
Partners in space: CSIRO and NASA celebrates its 50th anniversary
Our Stage 3 students are investigating the physical attributes of space and, in library lessons, the technological aspects that supported – and continues to support – the exploration of the solar system. We are commencing with the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing and then looking both back and forth on the timeline.
(HD footage) Restored Apollo 11 moon landing video – via PRC media
In his own words: Buzz Aldrin 40 years later
Aryabhata | Father of Indian Astronomy | Pride Of India
Copernicus – mini biography
Laws of reflection
ABC Zoom – Refraction: why glass prisms bend and separate light
Dispersion of white light
Stage 3 students’ investigating “Light” in science & technology with find these articles useful.
Ultraviolet light reveals how ancient Greek statues really looked, which leads to the original Smithsonian article, True colors by archaeologist Vinzenz Brinkmann.
For the Stage 3 science & technology unit, “Light me up”, here are some more Youtube clips that may prove useful.
What color is a mirror?
3 easy kids’ science experiments with magnifying glass
The science of rainbows
How a prism works to make rainbow colors
Special LED lights in infrared and ultraviolet spectrum
Rainbow walking water – easy kids science experiment
This term, Stage 3 students are studying the Physical World in Science & Technology. In the unit, “Light me up”, activities concerning electricity will be done in classrooms and activities concerning the properties of light will be done in the school library.
To introduce the “light” concepts (including shadows, absorption, reflection, refraction, transparent/opaque/translucent, researching with secondary sources about reflection/refraction science understandings, discoveries and/or inventions, such as mirrors, magnifiers, spectacles and prisms, that directly affect people’s lives), here are some Youtube clips that may prove useful.
Shadow | The Dr Binocs Show | Educational videos for kids
Why do we have shadows?
Science – light – shadow – Advanced – English
Stage 3 students continue their investigations into the states of matter.
Mystery golf ball in a block of wood (WoodLogger.com)
Making plastic money…