Click on the link above the view the BtN story ‘World News 2018’. Once you have viewed the story you need to complete the following discussion questions in your language book.
- Which world leader did US President and North Korea’s leader meet with this year?
- Name one natural disaster that has occurred in the world this year.
- In which country are there 11 million kids facing famine because of war?
- Why was a Thai boys soccer team in the news in 2018?
- Complete this sentence. Many countries commemorated the end of World War _____.
- A probe was sent on a mission to get closer to the…
a. Sun b. Moon c. Saturn
G. What internet search engine turned 20 this year?
H. What wedding was televised for everyone to see this year?
I. Which world news story would you like to know more about? Why?
Click on the link above and view the BtN story ‘Aussie News 2018’. Once you’ve watched the story you need to complete the following discussion questions in your language book.
- In 2018 an Aussie found some secret files and passed them on to the ABC. Where did he find the files?
- Who was Prime Minister before Scott Morrison?
- Why was there a debate about sharks this year?
- The NSW Government decided not to cull brumbies to control wild horse numbers. True or false?
- What disease was declared eliminated from Australia this year?
- How much money is Australia putting towards its space industry? a. 4 million b. 40 million c. 400 million
- Which country was the Australian cricket team playing against when it was caught breaking the rules during a test match this year?
- Why did strawberries and honey feature in the Aussie news this year?
- What member of the royal family founded the Invictus Games?
- What sporting event was advertised on the Sydney Opera House?
Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘Spacesuit History’. After viewing the story you need to answer the following comprehension questions into your language book. Remember to write both the question and the answer and answer in full sentences.
1. What was the main point of the Spacesuit History story.
2. Why do astronauts wear spacesuits?
3. What keeps astronauts cool?
4. Spacesuits are made of about how many different layers?
5. When was the first spacesuit worn by an astronaut in space?
6. What design features did the spacesuit worn by Neil Armstrong for the Apollo mission have?
7. Describe in detail the spacesuit created by Elon Musk.
8. What do people think about the design?
9. Create a timeline showing important moments in spacesuit development.
10. Name three things you learnt watching the BTN story.
Click on the link below to view the BtN story of your choice.
TASK ONE – Once you have watched the story to will need to click on the link for the discussion questions and then answer the questions in your language book.
TASK TWO – Choose a second story that interests you and write a summary of the BtN explaining what the story is about, why is this significant and also concluding with your own feelings on focus of the story.
Click on the link below to view the BtN film ‘Space Effects’.
Answer the following questions neatly and carefully using full sentences in your Language books.
1.What was the main point of the Space Effects story?
2.How long was Scott Kelly in space?
3.Where did he live while he was in space?
4.What interesting things did Scott take into space?
5.How much taller was Scott when he returned from space? Why
was he taller?
6.Why do astronauts lose bone and muscle mass in space?
7.What do they do to strengthen bones and muscles while they
are in space?
8.Would you like to spend a year in space? Why or why not?
When you have answered the questions above then you can watch these BTN Space clips.
Find out more about Scott Kelly-click on the link below.
So how do you keep yourself busy in space?
Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘Moon Landing’. Once you have watched the clip you need to answer the following comprehension questions in your language book.
- How many people watched the moon landing on television?
- What do you think is meant by the statement “It’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”?
- What promise did US President John F. Kennedy make?
- Why was going to the moon more complicated than going into orbit?
- What role did Australia play in the mission?
- Why is the United States planning to send people back to the moon?
- Do you think it is money well spent? Explain your answer.
- Why do you think the moon landing will be remembered as one of the biggest achievements of all time?
Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘Visiting Pluto’. Once you’ve viewed the story you need to answer the following comprehension questions in your language book.
- What is the name of the spacecraft that took photos of Pluto?
- Pluto was first discovered in…
- What do scientists know about Pluto?
- Why is it called a dwarf planet?
- When was the spacecraft launched?
- What interesting things are on board the spacecraft?
- New Horizons is the fastest spacecraft NASA has ever built. True or false?
- Write a question you would like to know the answer to about Pluto.
- Briefly explain how the game of Aussie Rules was invented.
- Some people say that Aussie rules may have been based on which sport played by Indigenous people?
- What does Marngrook mean in the Gunditjmara language?
- The ball in Marngrook is made of – a.Possum skin b.Kangaroo skin c. Cow hide
- About how many players are there on each team?
- Finish the following sentence: In a game of Marngrook, the winner is the person who…
- In Djab Warrung language the word mumarkke means what?
- What was surprising about the story?
Click on the link above and view the BtN story ‘Understanding Space’. Once you’ve watched the story you need to complete the following comprehension questions in your language book.
- What is the BTN story investigating?
- How many planets are there in our solar system?
- Our solar system is just one of more than ________solar systems in the Milky Way.
- Finish the following sentence: The Milky Way is just one of hundreds of billions of…
- Where does Martin work?
- How does Martin explain the centre of the universe?
- How is space like the surface of a balloon?
- What was surprising about this story?
- Name three things you learnt watching this story.
Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘Parliament House’. Once you’ve watched the story you need to answer the comprehension questions in your Language book.
- Don’t forget to proof read and edit your writing.
1. Where in Australia is Parliament House?
2. The House of Representatives is also known as the ________ house.
3. Apart from federal members who else can sit in the House of Representatives?
4. Describe the purpose of Question Time.
5. What does it mean when the speaker says ‘order’?
6. How many senators are there in the Senate?
7. What happens in the Prime Minister’s sitting room?
8. How much does the flag on top of Parliament House weigh?
9. Describe what the Parliament House building is designed to look like.
10. Can you name two past Australian Prime Ministers?