Posts Tagged ‘Inquiry’

BTN (Behind The News) – Parliament House

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3830581.htm

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.
Discussion Questions
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?
a. 56
b. 76
c. 106
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?

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.

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

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?

Partial Lunar Eclipse (Herald Sun) Reading 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?

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

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4102608.htm

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?

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