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Homework: Weeks 3 & 4

Your Mathletics and Spellodrome tasks are being monitored by your teacher and activities will be assigned as required.

Additional Spellodrome lists are available to you each week as some students are working their way through additional lists each week. Well done.

Your INQUIRY task needs to be completed each week and be ready to share with the class each Friday.

We will be posting some quality work samples each week to show what can be achieved with some effort. Will yours be next?

 

Here is your Weird Space Investigation for week 3.

(Prior tasks have been ‘Animals in Space’ and  ‘The International Space Station’.)

 

Choose a person who has made an interesting contribution to Space.

Make a poster (digital or non-digital) of this person highlighting their contribution/s to SCIENCE, in particular SPACE

We have already done NEIL ARMSTRONG so you cannot choose him. Try and be unique. Can you be the ONLY ONE in all of the Grade 5s to choose your person?

NOTE- THE LINK BELOW IS BASED ON OPINION- SO BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU GO FOR YOUR INFORMATION. CHECK AT LEAST 2 SITES!

 

Mars Rover Missions

https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/mars-rovers/en/

Using the information from the link above write a paragraph about EACH rover and it’s specialty. You can choose the school app for this.

Using grid paper (you can take a piece out of your maths grid book or ask Miss O’Connell) and a pencil – draw a detailed sketch of what you think the 2020 rover will look like. Remember to include labels in your sketch!

Think about how it travels over the rough terrain, sends and receives messages, collects samples and how it is powered. Don’t forget to use a ruler!

When you have completed your sketch in pencil you can go over it in fineliner and make it look like a blueprint.

BTN (Behind The News) – Wave Energy

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View the BTN story below and answer the following questions in your English book. Remember to include either the question in the answer or the question and the answer.

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4186859.htm

1. Where is the world’s first wave energy farm that is connected to the electricity grid?

2. Where does the energy from a wave come from?

3. What is more than 70% of the Earth’s surface covered with?

4. What is caused when the wind blows over the surface of the water?

5. What is created when some parts of the water are pushed down other areas are pushed up and the water starts spinning?

6. The onshore wave energy plant is connected to what out at sea?

7. What moves when the pipes that pump water back to the plant at high pressure force turbines to spin to make more waves?

8. Where do the buoys sit?

9. The electricity that is being produced is being used to power a nearby…

10. Does wave energy produce Greenhouse gases?

11. What do you think are the positives and negatives of wave energy?

BTN (Behind The News) – Wind Energy

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http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4256702.htm

View the BTN story below and answer the questions into your English book.


1. Describe the size of a wind turbine.
2. About how many wind farms are there in Australia?
3. All of the wind farms in Australia produce enough energy to
power _____________homes.
4. What did the Prime Minister say about wind farms recently?
5. What are the advantages of wind farms?
6. What are the disadvantages?
7. Why are some people opposed to wind farms?
8. What has the Government promised will happen by 2020?
9. Illustrate an aspect of this story.
10. What do you think about wind farms?

BTN (Behind The News) – Solar Energy

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Click on the link below and view the BTN story. Complete the following questions in your English book.

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4183229.htm

1. Briefly summarise the Solar Energy story.
2. Record in your book what you learnt about photons.
3. Which chemical element is used to make solar panels?
4. The flow of electrons through a solar panel is called _______________.
5. Solar power is a non-renewable energy. True or false? What does non-renewable mean?
6. What are the benefits of using solar energy?
7. What are the disadvantages?
8. Where in Australia are they going to build a solar farm?
9. How many homes will it power?
10. Do you think more people in Australia should install solar panels? Why or why not?

BTN (Behind The News) – Australian Energy

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http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4047564.htm

View the BTN story ‘Australian Energy’ and answer the following questions in your English book. Remember to answer the questions with either the questions AND the answer or the questions IN the answer.

1. What is renewable and non renewable energy? Give an example of each.

2 .From which source of energy does Australia get most of its electricity?

3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of coal?

4. Why can renewable energy cost more than fossil fuels like coal?

5. Why is coal valuable to Australia’s economy?

6. At the moment, what is the government’s renewable energy target?

7. What do some people think will happen to that target?

8. Do you think Australia should use more renewable energy sources? Explain your answer.

9. What three facts did you learn from the Australian Energy story?

BTN (Behind The News) – Fossil Fuels

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http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4252941.htm

Click on the link and view the BTN story on Fossil Fuels. Once you’ve watched the story complete the questions into your English book.

1. Give examples of fossil fuels.
2. How do living things turn into fossil fuels?
3. Which substance is one of the main ingredients in fossil fuels?
4. What three things are needed to create fossil fuels?
5. What is meant by the following statement: Changing the recipe a little can change the fossil fuel you produce at the end.
6. Fossil fuels are a renewable resource. True or false?
7. What are the disadvantages of burning fossil fuels?
8. What have seven of the wealthiest nations decided about using fossils fuels in the future?
9. What are some other energy options that could be used instead of fossil fuels?
10. Do you think it’s a good idea for countries to stop using fossil
fuels by the end of the century? Explain your answer.

Science – Energise Me

Science – Bring item by the end of term

 To help resource the science lessons in term 3, the Grade 6 team are asking students to bring a few items from home. Remember, students will be working in small cooperative groups so only a few items per group is required, not 124 for the year level.

We need…

 

Battery operated torches Battery operated children’s toys

Please remember to label each item with your name.

Thanks everybody. Please bring to school no later than 9am on Thursday, March 24th.

Science – Energise Me

Science – Bring item this Friday

 To help resource the science lessons in term 3, the Grade 6 team are asking students to bring a few items from home. Remember, students will be working in small cooperative groups so only a few items per group is required, not 124 for the year level.

We need…

 

Battery operated torches Battery operated children’s toys

Please remember to label each item with your name.

 

Thanks everybody. Please bring to school no later than 9am on Friday, June 26th.

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