October 2012 archive

Circuits

In science we have been inquiring into electrical circuits. Today we learned that there are parallel circuits and series circuits. In a series circuit if a light or motor blows, then it stops the whole circuit but in a parallel circuit it would continue. We were doing wet lab, dry lab with circuits when Rohan and I (Brandon) did an extension and attached a rubber to an electrical circuit’s motor. We then made a video of us using our invention to rub out a bit of writing!

Brandon & Rohan


 

100 Word Challenge Hiatus!

We in Mr Huebl’s Classroom are mourning the UK holiday enforced 100 Word Challenge hiatus. So we are making our own stimulus so we can continue the fun and excitement of micro-writing. We have chosen the stimulus….

“…I’m sorry…”

We will be posting the links to our posts below and we would love to see some other classes do so as well.

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Digital Citizenship Reflections – Geo Tagging

Access this site and explore. Consider the benefits and dangers of geo-tagging. Write a reflection on what you discover and post it on your blog. Comment on this post with the URL from your blog. Consider these questions when writing your review;

1. What have you learnt about Geo-tagging? Discuss the benefits ad dangers associated with geo-tagging.

2. Write a response to the Wise Up To It Video: Jeremy’s Friend. What lessons can be learnt from Jeremy’s experience?

3. In your reflection please consider any lessons we have had this week that have added to your understanding or our Unit of Inquiry “Digital Citizenship”.

Happy Blogging!

 

PS Please note this is a DIFFERENT task from the weekly individual inquiry posts based on this and Lauren’s Ordeal.

Maths Continuous Learning Week 3

Your investigation this week is onto the commection between millilitres and cubic centimetres.

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You may present your findings anyway you wish, but it must be recorded in a blog post. For example, if you do an experiment, record (video) the process and post that, along with a description on your blog. Alternatively, you may construct a model and take a photo of it.

Whatever you choose to do, please comment on this post with a URL to your blog post (not your blog URL, but the URL of the post.)

Good Luck

 

Mr H

Continuous Learning – Maths Week 2

So, the task is to creatively show the features of a 3D shape of your choice. You can do this however you like, and choose whichever shape you like. The only stipulation is that you need to present it as a post on your blog. Remember to categorise and tag it appropriately, and use the link to the post as a ‘comment’ below.

Any questions, see one of the Year 6 teachers!

 

Whaaaaat?

Calendar Investigations

The results we found

We have been investigating number patterns, and the phenomena that we observe. Our task was to look at a ‘square’ of dates from a calendar and investigate the sums of the dates as we added horizontally, vertically and diagonally. We found that the total sum we found was the same every time, because it was the same four numbers that we were adding together. It fooled a few of us, though!

Please look at our individual student blogs to see our own write ups.

 

Thank You for reading.