Excursion to Jawbone Marine Sanctuary

Jawbone Marine Sanctuary

Jawbone Sanctuary Reflection – Jasmine 

I understand that this sanctuary should be preserved for future generations and the animals that live there and cannot adapt to other environments. We should also respect the plants and rocks that survive only in that biome.

I know that the sanctuary is home to many diverse plants, birds, animals and marine life. They all have there own purpose and we need to take care of in many ways.

I can care for the place in many ways such as not littering which can help many other areas of life on earth, decrease pollution that can poison the and make it unable to live in for all kinds of colourful fish and sea life to be happy and last but not least keep this nature and home safe and not to be destroyed or changed for the bad by human impact.
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Jawbone Sanctuary Reflection – Peter V.

I understand that this sanctuary should be preserved for future generations and the animals that live there and cannot adapt to other environments. We should also respect the plants and rocks that survive only in that biome.

 

I know that the sanctuary is home to many diverse plants, birds, animals and marine life. They all have there own purpose and we need to take care of in many ways.

 

I can care for the place in many ways such as not littering which can help many other areas of life on earth, decrease pollution that can poison the and make it unable to live in for all kinds of colourful fish and sea life to be happy and last but not least keep this nature and home safe and not to be destroyed or changed for the bad by human impact.
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Immigration Museum Excursion

Another day of rich learning and new discoveries was what we experienced today. We ventured into the city to visit the Melbourne Immigration Museum. The day included 3 unique activities.
First we visited the IDENTITY exhibition. This showcased the uniqueness of each culture. WE learnt about how food, dress, family and religion can influence the appearance and identity of a person. We all make assumptions about people’s identity. It is important to learn about different cultures so that we understand them and are more accepting. It was fascinating to see the variety of skin colours, eye shapes and noses. We are all very different.
We stood in the shoes of a person being victimised on a tram. It made us think about how we all react when we see someone who is different.
Our second activity was using our PASSPORTS to visit the Leaving Home exhibition. This included the many stories about why people have immigrated into Australia and how they have arrived here. Many people are persecuted in their own countries and many others come to Australia for a better way of life and more opportunities. It was fascinating to board the ship and listen to the sounds and experience the smells and conditions on board the various ships. We read stories about the immigrants and learnt about the waves of immigration over the past 245 years.
Our final task was to use mini ipads and the book creator app. Photos of old buildings and sites around Melbourne were uploaded for us to compare and find the differences and similarities. Melbourne is a modern and vibrant city but many old sandstone buildings are hidden treasures along many of our streets.
Overall it was an awesome day and we thank the Museum staff for being such a great support to us throughout the day.
Immigration Museum

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Excursion to Fire Museum and Melbourne Museum

Reflections on our learning at the Fire Museum and Melbourne Museum!

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FIRE MUSEUM

  • We found out about how fire fighters dressed and travelled in the past
  • I discovered how a modern day fire hose works
  • The fire trucks have changed dramatically over time
  • Fire trucks were originally pulled by horses
  • We learnt about the history of fires in Victoria
  • The firefighters get changed within 90 seconds and they get to the emergency in under 7 minutes
  • The best thing was going into the old watch room and seeing how cool the warning system and alarms were. It ran very efficiently.
  • Technology has now replaced the manual labour of the fire station
  • There was a huge array of medals that had been awarded to the firefighters over the years including a Victoria Cross

MELBOURNE MUSEUM

  • The 3D Volcanic Eruption movie was really interesting. It was great seeing it from a different perspective
  • The rocks were interesting
  • Seeing the revolving earth models were fascinating to see the changes over time and how the earth was formed
  • We could see what the earth looked like over 4 million years ago
  • The rocks and crystals were amazing, to think that something so bright and colourful can come from underground
  • Seeing the 3D movie helped me to visualise the power of the disaster
  • The crystals are formed naturally and have such incredible beauty and shapes
  • It was like travelling on a ride going along with the lava in the lava tube
  • The museum was a wonderful place to visit to help us understand more about the earth’s structure and volcanoes

Scienceworks

See Think Puzzle
WHAT DID WE SEE?
Lightning from the Tesla Coil
Robotic faces that mimicked our expressions
Magnetic forces
Cycle power creating light
helicopter simulators
Pulleys used in rescue missions
Static electricity that was hair raising
Ball pit designed for raft rescue in a storm

WHAT DO WE THINK?
We use so much energy
You are safest in a house or car when there is lightning
Lightning travels at incredible speeds
The future os science looks amazing
Science will benefit our lives in the future
Magnets and generators can be joined to create energy
Cars of the future will be renewable and small

WHAT DO WE WONDER?
What was the Tesla Coil originally used for?
How can our mind transmit energy to move a ball?
How could we catch and store energy from a lightning storm?
Could lightning storm energy be used to power houses in remote areas?
Why would we need floating cars in the future?
How long did it take to plan, design and construct Scienceworks and the exhibitions?
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Excursion to Parliament House Victoria and NGV

Parliament House Victoria & NGV on PhotoPeach

What a wonderful start to the year with a visit to Parliament House. We were given a guided tour of the Upper and Lower Houses, discovering the roles of the Ministers and sitting in the Chair of the Premier. We were lucky enough to meet the Victorian Premier Denis Napthine and Hugh Delahunty MP. The architecture is incredible. It was built during the gold rush so most rooms are decorated with gold leaf plating. We learnt about the various Premiers throughout History, the new laws that have been made and how a bill is passed into Parliament.

Following the tour we journeyed down to Federation Square where the NGV Ian Potter Gallery displays contemporary Artworks. We discovered art made in icing by the Hotham Street Ladies. It is so clever how they have made rugs, pizza boxes and cushions out of icing. There were artworks that told stories of indigenous culture and there was a creature holding an old lady that was very lifelike.

Our final stop was at birrarung marr park, for lunch and a play on the playground. What a fantastic day! Our tour guides congratulated our students on their deep thinking, good questions and amazing insight into art and politics. We are set for a great term of learning!

Excursion to ACMI

Today we ventured into the city on the train. We had a carriage to ourselves so we could spread out. We alighted the train at Flinders Street Station where we gathered under the clocks for a photo.
We crossed the road and went to Federation Square where we enjoyed our morning tea. After a quick play at Birrarungmar, we journeyed into ACMI, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.
We attended a lecture on Belonging, where we discussed our understanding of Belonging and Cultural Identity. This included a series of short films which were very entertaining.
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Our task will be to create our own moving image, using film, animation or video game, to send a message of belonging.
The Screen it exhibition was the next part of the excursion where we could play with and discover the many different types of technolgy used in the making of film, TV, animation and games.
It was a fantastic day and we cant wait to get started on our own film making.

Our Visit to the Melbourne Museum

Our Visit to the Melbourne Museum and Imax on PhotoPeach

It was a fabulous day at Melbourne Museum and Imax. The human body exhibition showed the various systems that help our bodies to function. We discovered 3D models of the inside of the body, the skeleton and the brain.
The Human Body movie, at Imax, was as big as a 7 storey building. It was an incredible journey through the body and how it functions every day of our lives. We are learning so many new and exciting things about our bodies.