Posted in 6S

How do Fireworks work?

How do fireworks work? BTN story 25/7/2017

  1. The fireworks used to create big, colourful displays are called ________________.
  2. What does the `lifting charge’ do?
  3. Once at the right height, a fuse triggers a second charge inside the _________ charge.
  4. What makes the different shapes in the fireworks?
  5. What controls the colour of the fireworks
  6. What colour firework does copper create?
  7. About how many fireworks are used in the Sydney New Year’s Eve display?
  8. What was surprising about this story?

Post your answers as a comment and then create your own fireworks design.

Posted in 6S

Zoom Writing

Zoom out from a picture.
This is a shared writing task by zooming out, so to speak, by leaving comments. For example if the picture was a bowl, and the first commenter describes something bigger around the bowl (like a table it’s on) and the next commenter would write about the room it was in, and the next could zoom out the window and so on. The most important part is to ensure you read previous comments, so you can add to the story.

What is the story? “Zoom out” of the picture to reveal what you imagine is also a part of the story.

Please make sure you read previous comments and continue the story from the last comment posted.

Posted in science

Suzanne Cory Experience

On Friday the 18th of August the year 6 students had an amazing experience visiting Suzanne Cory High School. They were lucky enough to participate in a number of hands on science lessons. The visit also doubled as a transition day to give the year 6 students some insight to what it will be like at Secondary School. They conducted various experiments and further developed their science knowledge with support from the teachers and students at Suzanne Cory.

The activities included;

  • Methane bubbles
  • Rainbow fizz flame test
  • Red cabbage indicator
  • Dry ice
  • Motors

The biggest ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ definitely came from the methane bubbles session!

Press play below to watch a slide show of the fun filled day.

Posted in 6S

BTN: Alcohol Damage

BTN: Alcohol Damage

After watching the BTN episode work with a partner using the following questions to guide further research.

Post your answers as a comment below.

1.  What is alcohol?

2.  Alcohol is a depressant. What does that mean?

3.  How might a person’s behaviour change when they drink alcohol?

4.  What are the short-term effects of drinking alcohol?

5.  What can be the long-term effects of alcohol on the body?

6.  What effect does alcohol have on the brain?

7.  How does drinking affect a teenage brain versus an adult brain?

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War on Waste School

BTN: War on waste school 27/6/2017


1. What was the main point of the BTN story?
2. What was the mission that the kids in the BTN story set themselves?
3. What inspired them to go on this mission?
4. Australia is one of the biggest producers of trash in the world. True or false?
5. What reusable items did the students buy?
6. What is nude food?
7. What are the benefits of having nude food at school?
8. What does your school already do to reuse and recycle?
9. How well do you know the 5 Rs?
10. How has your thinking changed since watching the BTN story?