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!

Science Fair

On Friday 1st November all the RHCS grade 5 students were invited to participate in the Southern Peninsula Schools Regional Science Fair.  The day involved a range of science based activities designed to encourage collaboration and involvement in a variety of activities with other students from the Mornington Peninsula.

6 of our super brave students also presented on stage their learning from last term about different gases and why hot air rises.  These students represented Red Hill CS with a positive attitude, confidence and a passion for their learning.  Well done to all the grade 5 students who attended.

National Science Week

This week is NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK!!!!!  Exciting! This years theme is Destination Moon, celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the first man on the moon! We have watched footage of the original moon landing, learnt about and designed both natural and artificial satellites, explored the surface of the moon and inquired about gravity and the effects of it on us.  The Grade 2 learning was finding out about the phases of the moon.  We then used Oreo cookies to make a 3D model of the phases…..and of course ate our moons when we were done.

States of Matter

In Grade 5 we have been furthering our understanding of the states of matter.  This week the focus was on liquids.  We learnt that liquids have a flow rate or viscosity, but they can also be heavy or light which is called their density.  We explored whether the viscosity of a liquid was the same as it’s density.  We found out that there is NO RELATIONSHIP between a liquids density and viscosity.  How did we do this? By mixing different liquids together.  The end results were our beautifully amazing density towers.

Diary Dates

Term 4 2019

Fri 1st Nov - Yr 5 Science Expo Excursion
Tues 12th Nov- 2nd Prep Transition
Thurs 14th Nov- Girls and Boys Regional Cricket
Tues 19th Nov- School Council
Wed 20th - Fri 22nd Nov - Yr 6  Waratah Beach Camp
Fri 6th Dec- Prep Scienceworks Excursion
Thurs 12th Dec- Innovators Arcade
Thurs 12th Dec- Christmas Carols
Fri 13th Dec- Colour Run
Mon 16th Dec- Grade 6 Graduation
Tues 17th Dec- School Council
Wed 18th Dec- Grade 6 Activities Day

 

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
Tuesday 5th Nov - Melbourne Cup Day