People are Awesome

Watch the video below and respond to the tasks in detail.

  • Describe what is happening in the video.
  • What type of people would do these activities?
  • Describe the danger these people face by doing these activities.


Science: Marshmallow Catapults!

Today we are going to make a marshmallow catapult! We will watch the instructions on youtube and write our own procedure! We will be drawing diagrams that go with our instructions.


Below is a youtube about the  history of catapults and how they work.




Homework: Due Monday November 30th

Your homework this week is to write a biography a special person in your life. This could be your Mum, Dad, a grandparent, brother, sister, best friend, ANYONE!

You will need to interview them in order to get your information about their life.

Some information you need to include is:

Date of birth


Early life- growing up

Major life events

Special achievements

Interesting information

I really look forward to reading your homework this week!


Use your thermometers to answer these questions:

1- Convert these from Fahrenheit to Celsius:






2- What is the difference between these temperatures:

-8 and -12

5 and 15

-20 and 20

0 and 38

-7 and 1

3- Google Traralgon’s weather and fill in your thermometers for today, tomorrow and Wednesday.

4- Find the difference between Traralgon’s top temperature today and the temperature in Darwin.


5-Play the link in the previous temperature post.


Click the link below to play a temperature game about reading thermometers.

Remember to take note whether the numbers are positive or negative.

Week Seven Homework

Originally posted on Mr Price's Classroom:
Your homework for week seven is spelling based. I’d like you to pick five words off your Tier Two Word Wall or Chart from your grade and write down the different things about the word that would help you spell it! Hint: Think of all of the spelling…

Reflexes- How fast are you?

Today we are going to test your reflexes. What are your reflexes? Why is it important we have sharp reflexes?

Equipment– Rulers, 5 section book, Pen, table (printed)

Today you are going to work with a partner. One at a time you are going to hold a ruler at its base, down the bottom. You are going to close your eyes and when your partner and when your partner says ‘Go’ you are going to release the ruler and try to quickly catch it again. You will record how many centimetres down the ruler you got.


Hypothesis: Under which conditions will you be the fastest? Why?

First we will test visual response. Hold the ruler at the 30 cm mark so that the 0 cm end is just at your friend’s index finger.

  1. Tell your friend that when you release the ruler they are to grab it as fast as possible. Do not make any sounds or gestures that you are releasing the ruler. They have to react to the visual stimulus of seeing the ruler being released. Record the centimeter mark.
  2. Repeat the experiment three more times. Then switch places with your partner and re-do it.


Now you will record auditory reactions. Have your partner sit at the table as before, also be sure your partner puts on the eye shades.

  1. Again testing the same hand, tell your partner that you will say the word “Release” as you release the ruler. Once they grab it record the centimeter mark and repeat 3 times. Switch places with your partner again.


For the last test, have your partner sit at the table and close their eyes. This time you will test the tactile response. Tell your partner that you will touch the opposite shoulder of the hand they are using as you release the ruler.

  1. Give you partner no other clue just a simple touch. Record the measurement and like before, repeat three times, then switch places and redo.


Now try using 2 rulers!

  1. You will hold both rulers this time instead of just one.
  2. Tell your partner that you will release just one ruler and they must pick the correct one and grab it as fast as possible.
  3. When you are ready to begin, randomly decide one ruler to drop. It does not matter which one, you will perform this test 5 more times, but never tell your partner which ruler you will drop.
  4. Again as before switch roles and redo.


  1. Finally, we will test the auditory reaction again. This time using both rulers.
  2. Get in the same position as before with both rulers. Make sure your partner has the eye shades on.
  3. You will then proceed to say “left” or “right”. As you say it you will drop the corresponding left or right ruler. Your partner must decide which ruler to grasp based on the auditory cue you give: “left” or “right”. As before, your partner must only squeeze one hand.
  4. Record the measurement and repeat 3 more times, remember to randomly decide which ruler to drop. Switch roles and repeat.



-Did you get better with your reflexes? Did you get worse? Why do you think this happened?

– Was your hypothesis correct? Why/Why not?

-What sense were you fastest at?

-What sense were you slowest at?

-What can you conclude from this experiment?

Maths Rotations 11/11/15

Warm up-

Use 12 counters and make 3 shapes with same area, different perimeter. Draw these in your maths book.

What is the largest perimeter you can make with your counters?

What is the smallest perimeter you can make with your counters?



Toilet paper challenge-


Students work in groups of 4 or 5.

What is the largest area and perimeter you can make using 1 roll?


Take a photo of your toilet paper shape and post it to Miss Brown’s blog then underneath as a group write a reflection.


Use the questions below to help:

-what was your area?

-what was your perimeter?

-what did you learn from this activity?

Remembrance Day

As the First World War was formally declared over at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, we traditionally hold a minute of silence throughout the Commonwealth on 11th November every year.

Read the poem below and answer the questions (you may need to do a little research).

In Flanders Fields

The poem “In Flanders Fields” by Dr John McCrae, written in 1915, is the reason that we use poppies to remember those that have died in wars.


1. What/who are we remembering on Remembrance Day?

2. What does the poem make you think, feel and wonder?

3. Identify at least two tier 2 words and find their meanings.

4. Why do we wear poppies on Remembrance Day?

5.Write your own arcostic poem using the word REMEMBER. (This could be used as a writing piece for your writer’s gift!)









Making Crazy Putty

Introduction– In science today we are going to use household items and make silly putty.

How can our putty bounce? What causes it?


What you’ll need:

•2 cups


•Food colouring

•PVA glue

•Borax solution (ratio of about 1 Tbsp of borax to a cup of water)

•Icy Pole stick for stirring


1.Fill the bottom of the larger container with PVA glue.

2.Add a few squirts of water and stir. 3.Add 2 or 3 drops of food colouring and stir.

4.Add a squirt of borax (possibly a bit more depending on how much PVA glue you used).

5.Stir the mixture up and put it into the smaller container.

By now the mixture should be joining together, acting like putty, crazy putty!

What’s happening? The putty is formed because of a chemical reaction. The borax is a chemical and reacts with the glue and water and creates the putty when stirred and mixed together. The PVA glue you use is a type of polymer called polyvinyl acetate (PVA for short), while the borax is made of a chemical called sodium borate. When you combine the two in a water solution, the borax reacts with the glue molecules, joining them together into one giant molecule. This new compound is able to absorb large amounts of water, producing a putty like substance which you can squish in your hands or even bounce.

Results- Was you putty easy to make? Did your putty bounce?