Stage 2 students continue their investigation into the history of transport.
Sydney Trains Vlogs special: Red Set F1 test run
Japanese high speed bullet train
Futuristic straddling bus allows cars running underneath
Future transportation technology / China straddling bus HD
In the final days before Sydney’s Monorail ceased on 30th June 2013, Powerhouse Museum staff filmed the ride from the driver’s cab. The Powerhouse has acquired this cab and a carriage for its collection:
Driving Sydney’s Monorail
J.A.Y. Walker Deceased (1950). [Re-released for Walk to Work Day, 2012.]
This term, Stage 2 students are investigating aspects of Built environments in their science lessons. In the library, we shall extending this work by exploring the interior designs of: railway carriages, aeroplanes, ferries and cars. Also, how do people move within the interior of a built environment? ie. stairs, escalators, lifts/elevators.
Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 students are learning about the season of winter this week. After reading “What-a-Mess in winter” by Frank Muir & Joseph Wright, which is set during the approach of Christmas festivities in England, we investigated these two Youtube video clips:
Spectacular footage – Train plowing through deep snow Arthur’s Pass
Closer to home…
Here’s a Photo Peach slideshow from the day that Penrith Public School had a freak summer hailstorm, turning a typical December day into a winter wonderland!