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This was about a king who was hated amongst his people.

King John ruled England from 1199-1216. He was not a very good king for he would steal his peoples money and raise taxes. Some call him King John the Bad. That was ok because he wasn’t meant to rule anyway. He was the youngest son of his big royal family, his brothers kept dieing. One of his brothers Richard ruled for a good 10 years until he died. People called him Richard the Lionheart for everyone loved and respected him.

John must not have cared for his people and would have only cared about being king. I think this because of the actions he has done.I think he was just childish for he was the youngest of his family and he thought that he was better that everyone else because he was king.

 

 

Why did he choose to be a bad king?

 

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This weeks BTN is about Citizenship and how it works not by loving Vegemite,playing footy or cricket or even wrestling a crocodile that is not how it works you need to have a certificate and this means that you can be a official member of Australia.

3 facts:

You can be born here, you can marry a citizen or even move from a different country which is a bit harder because you would have to take a test and be part of a ceremony. Australians can also be a citizen of another country it is called DUAL CITIZENSHIP.

It is important to be a citizen because then you ca have a passport to travel places, you can work for the government and defense force, vote in elections or even become a politician. It also means that you cant be forced to leave your country , but being a citizen also comes with lots of responsibility’s.

Up at Parliament House there have been discussions about changing the citizenship laws. The government want to be able to take away someones Australian citizenship because if they commit a crime of terrorism. They say this because they want us to be safe.

2 understandings:

I now understand what DUAL CITIZENSHIP means that if you are moving country’s you can be a citizen there.

I also understand that along time ago they would had tests to see if you could move country and be a citizen.

1 question:

why cant some people still not be a citizen of Australia? is it because of people breaking the rules/laws?

 

 

Term 2 Science Project


Term 2 Science Project

Science project term 2

To conclude our science unit on adaptation students will prepare an information display with supporting resources on a desert animal or plant.

Teams will:
• describe the desert environment to which the species is adapted
• describe the structural features and behaviour of the species
• make claims about which are key adaptations that help the species survive.

Present your research on a display board.

  • All in your own words. The language should be impersonal and contain three tier words.
  • Use a font size of at least 16 points for the text on your display board, so that it is easy to read from a few feet away. It’s OK to use slightly smaller fonts for captions on picture and tables
  • The title should be big and easily read from across the room. Choose one that accurately describes your work, but also grabs peoples’ attention.
  • It should contain a least one graph.
  • A picture speaks a thousand words! Use photos or draw diagrams to present non-numerical data, to propose models that explain your claims. As well as creating an annotated drawing to (similar to the one on ‘Camel features’) you’ll be expected to construct a 3D model. This will need to highlight the features and adaptations that are central to your species’s survival in the Australian desert.
  • A Bibliography. At least three sources one being a book.
  • A proposal for an experiment to investigate if your claimed structural feature of the animal/plant is an adaptation for surviving in a desert environment. Deciding on what you and your team think you can achieve in the given time, you can either:
  1. propose an investigation
  2. plan the experiment
  3. conduct your experiment and observe, record and share the results in your final display.

A good-quality presentation is:
• well-organised information
• clear, concise communication
• use of evidence and reasoning to support claims
• quality/creative visual aids.

Examples of oral presentations by scientists on adaptations can be found at:
(www.qm.qld.gov.au/Find+out+about/Behind+the+Scenes/Museum+Experts).

Species to investigate:
• The Australian Mulga (Acacia aneura)
• Old Man Saltbush (Atriplex nummularia)
• The Greater Bilby (Macrotis lagotis)
• Spencer’s Burrowing Frog (Opisthodon spenceri, formerly Limnodynastes spenceri)
• The Thorny Devil (Moloch horridus)
• Budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus)
• The Boab tree (Adansonia gregorii)
• Spinifex grass, for example, Triodia wiseana
• The Spinifex Hopping Mouse (Notomys alexis)
• Shield shrimps (Triops australiensis)
• Termites, for example, Nasutitermes triodiae*

Experiment:

  • Own ideas for experiments.
  • Plan it.
  • Carry it out/conduct it.
  • Record it.
  • All of this on my poster.

Find data on your animal and draw (digitally or not) a graph to record data.

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In this video they talk about how much food waste we produce a year. They also talk about where all of that food can go and what we can do to help.

3 FACTS:

  1. I fact that learnt was that we throw out 20% of the food we buy.
  2. 40% of the food that’s in our households bin could have been eaten.
  3. Australia wastes 400 000 tonnes of food per year that all could have been eaten.

2 UNDERSTANDINGS:

  1. I understand that Australia wastes way to much food that could have been eaten or giving to other countries that are in need.
  2. I also understand that we can think before we throw out our food and do something to make a difference.

1 QUESTION:

  1. How much waste do we throw out compared to other country’s?

100 word challenge

Every day of my holiday, I walked past a terrific ice-cream stall which sold ninety-seven different flavours. Their famous special was all ninety-seven flavours in one magnificent, gigantic, chocolate cone.

Longingly, on the very last day of my holiday, I decided to get one.

As I walked up to the stall, the gorgeous smell of ice-cream filled the salty air.

My mouth watered as I ordered the special with quadruple delicious chocolate ice-cream.

I took a lick and all the flavours dissolved in my mouth …but it made my tongue tingle… my tongue was stuck to the ice-cream permanently… Help!