Our Stage 3 students are exploring the built environment in their current geography unit. Some of these students did work on the planning that went into Sydney’s current light rail projects when they were in Stage 2, so I will need to establish some baseline data as to their current field knowledge on the topic during the library sessions this term.
Here are some of our useful Youtube clips:
Sydney’s Light Rail future with audio commentary – Transport for New South Wales
Sydney Light Rail flythrough – May 2015 [Sydney CBD]
Western Sydney Light Rail concept flythrough [Parramatta CBD]
The students are probably also aware of the recent building projects (Thornton Estate) and our local railway station modifications at Penrith:
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
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