The Stage 3 students continue to investigate the built environment in the school library.
The Kid Architects story from BTN (“Behind the News”) should prove useful.
This month has also seen the revision of plans for Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s signature art project for the Sydney CBD: a massive metal “Cloud Arch” structure, which would tower over the intersection between the Sydney Town Hall, Queen Victoria Building and Woolworth’s Corner, with the light rail tracks passing beneath. Since first being announced, the structures shape has been refined but the cost has almost quadrupled. See the Daily Telegraph‘s story HERE.
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