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BTN (Behind The News) – Marngrook Footy

  1. Write a short summary (one-two paragraphs) the BTN Marngrook Footy story to another student.
  2. Briefly explain how the game of Aussie Rules was invented.
  3. Some people say that Aussie rules may have been based on which sport played by Indigenous people?
  4. What does Marngrook mean in the Gunditjmara language?
  5. The ball in Marngrook is made of a.Possum skin b.Kangaroo skin c. Cow hide
  6. About how many players are there on each team?
  7. Finish the following sentence: In a game of Marngrook, the winner is the person who…
  8. In Djab Warrung language the word mumarkke means what?
  9. Do you think Aussie Rules and Marngrook are similar? Explain your answer.
  10. What was surprising about the story?

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.

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?

BTN (Behind The News) – Mars Mission

Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘Mars Mission’. Once you have watched the film you can answer the following comprehension questions in your language book.

1. Which planet in our Solar System is the most like Earth?

2. What is Curiosity?
3. How much did it cost to get Curiosity on Mars?
4. What is Curiosity’s job?
5. Describe some of the challenges of landing a roving robot on Mars.
6. How long did it take to get from Earth to Mars?
7. Do you think there’s life on Mars? Explain your answer.
8. Do you think people will be living on Mars one day? Give reasons for your response.
9. Complete the one of the following sentences: I think it’s important to investigate other planets because…
I don’t think it’s important to investigate other planets because…
10. What do the letters N.A.S.A. stand for?

BTN (Behind The News) – Space Effects

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.What did he like about being back on Earth?
6.Describe the NASA research project that he was part of.
7.How much taller was Scott when he returned from space? Why
was he taller?
8.Why do astronauts lose bone and muscle mass in space?
9.What do they do to strengthen bones and muscles while they
are in space?
10.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?

BTN (Behind The News) – Visiting Pluto

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.

  1. What is the name of the spacecraft that took photos of Pluto?
  2. Pluto was first discovered in…
  3. What do scientists know about Pluto?
  4. Why is it called a dwarf planet?
  5. When was the spacecraft launched?
  6. New Horizons is about the size of a ____________.
  7. What interesting things are on board the spacecraft?
  8. Describe the images of Pluto.
  9. New Horizons is the fastest spacecraft NASA has ever built. True or false?
  10. Write a question you would like to know the answer to about Pluto.

BTN (Behind The News)- Understanding Space

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.

  1. What is the BTN story investigating?
  2. How many planets are there in our solar system?
  3. Our solar system is just one of more than ________solar systems in the Milky Way.
  4. Finish the following sentence: The Milky Way is just one of hundreds of billions of…
  5. Where does Martin work?
  6. How does Martin explain the centre of the universe?
  7. How is space like the surface of a balloon?
  8. What was surprising about this story?
  9. Name three things you learnt watching this story.
  10. Illustrate an aspect of this story.

BTN (Behind The News) – Don’t Panic

Click on the link above to view the BtN clip on Natural Disasters ‘Don’t Panic’. Once you have viewed the clip you will need to answer the discussion questions into your language book.

Discussion Questions

1. Explain how you might react in a natural disaster. Write this as a paragraph.
2. Brainstorm a list of natural disasters.
3. Name the ABC science show that tested families in an emergency.
4. What does the Matthews’s family fill up with water to prepare their house for a bushfire?
a. Bath
b. Kitchen sink
c. Water tank
5. Why is it important to look online or check the radio during a natural disaster?
6. Why might kids be better at coping with a cyclone emergency than adults?
7. It is safe to drive through flood water. True or false?
8. Why is it important to have an emergency plan and be prepared for a disaster?
9. Make a list of items that you would put in a home emergency survival kit. Compare it to your survival kit you created at school.
10. List your school’s evacuation areas.

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