BTN (Behind The News) – GST Changes

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Click on the above link to view the BTN story and then answer the following questions on your iPad using the ‘Keynote’ app.

1. In your own words, describe what tax is.
2. What are taxes used for?
3. What does GST stand for?
4. Name three products that you don’t pay GST on.
5. Which products do you buy that have GST on them?
6. What is the difference between goods and services?
7. GST makes up ____% of the price we pay for things.
8. What changes might the government make to the GST?
9. Why is the government thinking of making the changes?
10. Name three things you learnt watching the GST Changes story.

After watching the BtN story on the GST, conduct your own research into Australia’s Goods & Services Tax. Record your findings onto another page of your Keynote presentation. Remember to reference where you found your information.

Homework Week 5

HOMEWORK- Week 5 Due 25th August.


Make yourself a cardboard template of a space shuttle ( you will need a number of them to attach to a timeline)

Using string or ribbon (something we can hang in our classroom) attach your space shuttles as though on a timeline. Maybe you could peg them onto the ribbon.

Each shuttle needs to show the name of the mission, date of the mission, brief reason for the mission.

Here are some links for you to start your investigation. There are many more you can use or resources from the library. Remember that many books are quickly out of date.

Remember- 5 star QUALITY! Be prepared to contribute to class discussions about the shuttle missions. Read back through your homework and understand what you have produced.

Planet Comparisons

Planet Comparisons – screen capture and create your own page

This is a great site that shows the size comparison between the planets. Create a page of screen captures showing the differences between the planets. You can choose what you want to compare.  You will be printing off ONE PAGE only of screen captures.  Label these photos clearly (you may also colour them in).

Here is an example of a screen shot below.

This shows the size comparison between Earth and the moon.

I Wish I’d Gone to the Moon with Neil Armstrong…

I Wish I’d Gone to the Moon with Neil Armstrong…

Using the ‘linked people’ template- rule around the shape in your Inquiry Book. Dedicate a double page spread to people connected to space and space discoveries.

Your first mini ‘bio’ (biography) will be dedicated to Neil Armstrong. Trace around the person shape and turn it into an image of Neil Armstrong.

After the teacher has read the picture story book ‘I Wish I’d Gone to the Moon with Neil Armstrong’ you have some idea who Neil is.

Continue your investigation into Neil Armstrong to see what else you can discover about this amazing man. Write his ‘bio’  beside his template picture.

Visit more than one site to collect your information.

NASA Sun Announcement Activity

Read the story and answer these questions in your language book.

i. Where is the Parker Solar Probe traveling to?

ii. Why has it taken so long to send this mission?

iii. How close to the sun will the probe travel?

iv. How hot will it get?

v. What will protect the probe?

vi. What do the scientists want to learn from the mission?

Partial Lunar Eclipse (Herald Sun) Reading Activity

Activity 1. Eclipse excitement

After reading the article about the partial lunar eclipse, answer the following questions in as much detail as possible and in your own words in your language book. PROOF READ & EDIT when completed.

• When did the partial eclipse occur?

• Which countries could see the eclipse?

How much of the moon was obscured?

• When does an eclipse occur?

• When do we get to see the eclipse?

• How long does the eclipse last?

Literacy Task: Jupiter

View each of the images, below, displaying information about ‘Orbits’. Read all of the information and answer the following comprehension questions.

Complete the following comprehension questions into your Language books.

  1. Why do you think no humans have visited Jupiter?
  2. Why do you think the Galilean moons were the first to be discovered?
  3. True or False – Jupiter, like Saturn, also has rings? Give an explanation for your answer.
  4. Which two gases make up Jupiter? As a result of these two gases, what is Jupiter called?
  5. Explain why you believe that Jupiter is colder than Earth.

BTN (Behind The News) – Space School

Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘Space School’. Once you have viewed the story you need to answer the following comprehension questions, in full sentences, into your language book. You will need to answer the first question BEFORE you watch the film.

1. Before you watch this story, make some predictions about what you think it will be about.
2. Describe what the students were doing at space school.
3. How many times has Jean Francois Clervoy been to space?
4. How do the students benefit from working with an astronaut?
5. Jean Francois compares lift-off to what?
6. What did the kids learn at space school?
7. How did they describe the experience?
8. Finish the following sentence: Space school is about inspiring kids to become…
9. Name three facts you learnt watching the Space School story.
10. What was surprising about this story?

Literacy Task: First Moon Landing

Image courtesy of: NASA

Research Task: First Moon Landing

For this task you need to research the first landing on the Moon.

You need to present you findings in a school app of your choice. You need to research WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, HOW and WHY.

Remember you only have one session to both research and present your findings so you need to be focused and work hard to complete the task!

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