Using the Video Summary sheet provided, Paraphrase (that means to say in your own words) the main points of the video, and write down any questions you might have.
What we did in class
We had a very busy start to the term as usual. First of all we had to prepare our ISN for semester 2 and had a little bit of time to begin our title pages.
We then examined an old map and discussed the features of a map. We thought about the landscape that was depicted in the map and discussed what changes we might see in the same landscape if the map was a few hundred years old. We only focussed on natural forces that might change the landscape.
During our discussions students began to talk about how some of the dirt or rock might have been blown or washed away by weather or erosion.
Mrs Marini introduced are big project for semester 2. We have identified an area in our school that is prone to erosion when we have a lot of rain and we are going to attempt to fix the problem by planting a garden in the area.
We have chosen to plant a butterfly garden that will not only help prevent the erosion and be beautiful, but attract butterflies to the area where they can lay their eggs and we can study their life cycles up close and personal.
Literacies of Science
Why do we use a map?
We use a map to show where things are, how far apart they are and how to get between them.
What does a map include?
A map includes a title, labels, symbols and a key to explain the symbols. It might include arrows to show a path and scale to show distances
INTERACTIVE SCIENCE NOTEBOOK (ISN)
Why do we use an interactive science notebook?
We use an interactive science notebook to record what we see, hear, feel and think so that we can look at it later.
What does an interactive science notebook include?
An interactive science notebook is well organised and includes dates, titles and times. It might include written text, drawings, measurements, labelled diagrams, foldables, photographs, tables and graphs.
Why do we use a word wall?
We use a word wall to record words we know or learn about a topic. We display the word wall in the classroom so that we can look up words we are learning about and see how they are spelled.
What does a word wall include?
A word wall includes a topic title or picture and words that we have seen or heard about the topic.
Words Worth Knowing
A conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning
All the visible features of an area of land