Posted in 6S, science

Science Experiments Explained

As part of the Chemical Science unit this term 6S have created videos using Explain Everything on the iPads. They have done a fantastic job of sharing their knowledge and explaining how some of the experiments work.

Here are a few examples of the explanation texts created.







Please post a comment below to tell us what you think.

Posted in Riddles

Riddle me this…

Can you solve one or both of these riddles?

Riddle 1.

This is a most unusual paragraph. How quickly can you find out what is so unusual about it? It looks so ordinary, you’d think nothing was wrong with it. Actually, nothing is wrong with it, but it is not as ordinary as you think. If you think about it for a bit you will find what is truly unusual. So what is it?

Riddle 2.


Please post your answer as a comment below, good luck ūüôā


Posted in Australian history, History

The Gallipoli Story

BTN story 28/4/15 – The Gallipoli Story

  1. How many Australian soldiers fought at Gallipoli?
  2. Describe the plan that Britain came up with to defeat Germany.
  3. Which area did Britain want to take control of?
  4. Where in Turkey were Australian and New Zealand soldiers sent in?
  5. The Gallipoli campaign became a stalemate. What does that mean?
  6. What happened at the Battle of Lone Pine?
  7. What was a `drip rifle’ and how did it help Australian soldiers?
  8. How long did the Gallipoli campaign last?
  9. What do you understand more clearly since watching the Gallipoli story?
Posted in Health, making someones day

Compliment Presents

Today we had a great discussion about how we could ‘Make Someones Day’.¬†To generate further discussion and ideas we¬†then watched the¬†following clip that shows a string of ‘Random Acts of Kindness’.



After watching the clip we all wrote our¬†names down 6 times and placed in a box. Every student (and I) pulled out 6 names to create a ‘Compliment Present’ for.¬†We all loved creating¬†and receiving the little positive notes¬†–¬†it put huge grins on all of our faces.

Thankyou to Michael Friermood for the fantastic resource of Compliment Presents!

To read his blog post about how to make and also to access the template click here.


When was the last time you did a ‘Random Act of Kindness?’

What did you do and how did it make you feel?

Posted in Digital Technologies, ICT, iPads

Coding with Sphero

Today we had fun problem solving using Sphero. The students had to work in small groups to create small courses using the following rules;

  1. At least one angle.
  2. No jumps.
  3. No more than 2 angles.
  4. Maximum of 2m of measuring tape.
  5. Work cooperatively and ensure everyone is included.

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The students then had to work together to write code in ‘Lightning Lab‘ app to move the robots along the courses.¬†The task was a lot harder than it looked, it involved a huge amount of trial and error. I was very impressed with the teamwork and resilience shown by everyone.
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One group was successful at mastering 3 of the courses!

Have you used code to direct a Sphero?

What is the most challenging part of coding with Sphero?

Posted in Numeracy

Fractions interactives

Play the fraction games below and then post a quality comment giving a review of one or more of the interactives.
* You may need to put on some headphones before you begin.


Use the Bamzooki arena floor to divide up these fractions.
But hurry! The clock is ticking…

smallest to largest fractions

finding fractions
ratio blaster

Dolphin Racing game


Posted in Health

Are you a healthy eater?


Do you eat a balanced diet?

Do you know why it is important to have a healthy diet?

Do you know how many serves of fruit and vegetables you should have every day?

Find out if you know what a healthy diet is by playing the Food balance game

You need to create a healthy menu for one day but using foods from the 5 food groups for meals and snacks. If you are successful Peach or Basil will walk across the tight rope, if not they will lose their balance and fall!

Did you learn anything about a balanced diet from playing the game?

Posted in 6K

Changing Circuits Interactive


Hoia accessed this interactive on Mrs Millers 6A blog (Blogging Challenge buddies). It looked like fun so I thought I would share it here too.

Can you use your knowledge to create the circuits as instructed on the website?

Click on the picture to access website and have a go ūüôā



To really test your knowledge of circuits help MI High’s Oscar recover his lost camera in this electrical circuits game, but be careful of the Gnome Cams! ¬†* *¬†You will need headphones to play this game.