When lightning strikes

Stage 2 and Class 3-5R are studying lightning and electricity this term in their science and technology unit, “Light, sound and communication”.

They will be investigating the National Geographic‘s lightning webpage at: www.nationalgeographic.com.

These electrical saftey videos from Youtube will also be useful:

Dexter Duck: electrical safety video

Electrical safety tips

P.I. Plug’s home safety video
Note that this plug-like caricature is in the US configuration (compare with Australian electrical plugs). Measurements are imperial and the emergency phone number demonstrated is American. In Australia, we dial 000, or 112 (for GSM mobile and satellite phones), which is answered by a Triple Zero (000) operator.

Blue whale song

Stage 1 and Early Stage 1 used the factual book, “Big blue whale” by Nicola Davies & Nick Maland, to investigate attributes of whales. They followed up by watching some Youtube clips about blue whales, and how marine researchers are collecting new information about them.

Sounds of the blue whale – California

Blue whale song

Little Miss Muffet and cheese making

Our Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 students are studying nursery rhymes. Here are two animated versions we found, plus a Teletubbies parody and a useful video on cheese making (from curds and whey, also known as junket).

Little Miss Muffet – animation:

Little Miss Muffet – animation:

Teletubbies perform Little Miss Muffet:

How it’s made – Cheese:

(from “The Discovery Channel”.)

What should you do if you meet a Goliath Tarantula spider?

(from “National Geographic”.)