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
Next week, Stage 2 students will be predicting and researching the sounds of natural disasters in their science and technology unit, “Light, sound and communication”. These Youtube video clips will be useful:
Mount St. Helens disintegrates in enormous landslide
Amazing standstill tornado
Scientist gets too close to lava lake! – Richard Hammond’s Journey to the centre of the planet – BBC
Super creepy sounds in the sky during a storm in Finland!
Here’s a pre-Olympics treat from Youtube that will be of interest to our Stage 2 students, especially, since it builds on recent science & technology work on levers and pulleys. The kinetic sculpture was created by Czech artist, David Cerny.
London double-decker bus does push-ups for Olympics.
London bus doing push-ups reaches its stop in Islington.