Science

Mrs Kristy Trewin

 

In Science we learn about Biological Sciences, Earth and Space Sciences, Physical Sciences and Chemical Sciences.  All year levels will study Biology (or chemistry etc) at the same time, but have a different focus, which enables the option to scaffold their learning as they progress through the school from Prep to Year 6.  The students participate in a range of activities that help further their understandings of each area and are encouraged to constantly ask questions to investigate and find the answers. As Scientists we are constantly learning and discovering in the Science room!

Earth’s Resources

In year 2 our focus this term has been on our Earth’s resources. We have looked at how we use them both naturally and in a manufactured state. The last 2 weeks we have been learning about how Indigenous people also used these same resources. Identifying similarities and differences in the way we both source and collect them.

Earth and Movement

The grade 3 students have been continuing to investigate day and night in regards to Earth and the movement of other planetary objects in our Solar System.  This week we were scanning QR codes to find information regarding axis, rotation and revolution and their meanings.

Preps

As the end of term approaches the Prep’s finished off our learning of Weather and Seasonal Changes by investigating rain clouds.  The question  came up of ‘Why do some clouds rain and others don’t?’  So we begun by investigating how clouds form.  We learnt about the basic water cycle and the effects that wind temperatures can have on the formation of clouds.  We then took our learning a step further to investigate if a cloud has a lot of water molecules that cool down to become liquid, does it become too heavy for the cloud to contain it all up in the air?  We used shaving cream as our cloud and added coloured liquid to it until the ‘cloud’ became too heavy to hold any more water and the rain began to fall below the cloud.
Diary Dates

Term 2 2019

Tuesday 4th June - 2020 Prep Tour
Wednesday 5th June - Divisional Cross Country
Wednesday 5th June - Yr 6 Dromana Transition Visit
Wednesday 12th June - 2020 Prep Tour
Monday 17th June - Yr 3 Mornington Excursion
Monday 17th- Friday 21st June - 2020 Prep Enrolment Week
Tuesday 18th June - Parent Forum
Wednesday 19th June - Yr 6 Dromana Transition Visit
Thursday 20th June - Regional Cross Country
Wednesday 26th June - Yr 6 Winter Lightning Premiership
Friday 28th June - End of Term 2, Finish 2.30pm

 

Term Dates

Term 1 - January 29-April 5
Term 2 - April 22-June 28
Term 3 - July 15-Sept 20
Term 4 - Oct 7-Dec 20

Holidays

Monday 10th June - Queen's Birthday
Monday 15th July - Curriculum Day
Friday 27th Sept - AFL Grand Final Friday