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BTN (Behind The News) – World News 2018

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4925067.htm

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.

    1. Which world leader did US President and North Korea’s leader meet with this year?
    2. Name one natural disaster that has occurred in the world this year.
    3. In which country are there 11 million kids facing famine because of war?
    4. Why was a Thai boys soccer team in the news in 2018?
    5. Complete this sentence. Many countries commemorated the end of World War _____.
    6. A probe was sent on a mission to get closer to the…
    7. 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?

BTN (Behind The News) – Aussie News 2018

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4925046.htm

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.

  1. In 2018 an Aussie found some secret files and passed them on to the ABC. Where did he find the files?
  2. Who was Prime Minister before Scott Morrison?
  3. Why was there a debate about sharks this year?
  4. The NSW Government decided not to cull brumbies to control wild horse numbers. True or false?
  5. What disease was declared eliminated from Australia this year?
  6. How much money is Australia putting towards its space industry? a. 4 million b. 40 million c. 400 million
  7. Which country was the Australian cricket team playing against when it was caught breaking the rules during a test match this year?
  8. Why did strawberries and honey feature in the Aussie news this year?
  9. What member of the royal family founded the Invictus Games?
  10. What sporting event was advertised on the Sydney Opera House?

BTN (Behind The News) – Spacesuit History

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4726527.htm

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.

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

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

Dedicate a double page spread to people connected to space and space discoveries.

Your first mini ‘bio’ (biography) will be dedicated to Neil Armstrong. Use a template of a person and trace around the 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.

BTN (Behind The News) – Armistice 100 Years

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.

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4913739.htm

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4913738.htm

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4913763.htm

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4913734.htm

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4913740.htm

BTN (Behind The News) – Space Effects

Click on the link below to view the BtN film ‘Space Effects’.

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4422483.htm

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.
 http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/22527246
So how do you keep yourself busy in space?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/33096620

Partial Lunar Eclipse (Herald Sun) Activity

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/kids-news/news/partial-lunar-eclipse-observed-around-the-world/news-story/de733b1b9e5695d6b17ff5c53ec6b6c1

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?

BTN (Behind The News) – Moon Landing

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s2627599.htm

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.

  1. How many people watched the moon landing on television?
  2. What do you think is meant by the statement “It’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”?
  3. What promise did US President John F. Kennedy make?
  4. Why was going to the moon more complicated than going into orbit?
  5. What role did Australia play in the mission?
  6. Why is the United States planning to send people back to the moon?
  7. Do you think it is money well spent? Explain your answer.
  8. Why do you think the moon landing will be remembered as one of the biggest achievements of all time?

NASA Sun Announcement Activity

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/kids-news/news/nasas-announces-ambitious-mission-to-the-sun/news-story/5263c9a73649d3d3e0259d2e2727192a

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?

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.

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