Our Visit to Melbourne Zoo

As part of our Inquiry learning we visited the Melbourne Zoo to learn more about how we can help to protect the habitats of different animals.
Carmen
We learnt about many different animals and the biomes that they live in. The zoo takes very good care of all the animals. They are breeding many different animals to ensure their survival into the future.
Vanessa
What a zooper time I had at the zoo. I enjoyed walking around and seeing the animals living in their specially designed habitats. The lesson with Tom was really helpful. I now have a greater understanding of Orangutans and their lifestyle. I also learnt that their habitats have been destroyed to plant more palm trees for palm oil. Many of the products that we use have palm oil in them. We all need to stop buying products that have palm oil in them and protect the habitats of the orangutan.
An unforgettable moment was holding an orangutans skull. We learnt about the damage that poachers are causing to many animals.
Mark
I discovered that CHIPP describes the different ways that animals will become extinct.
C stands for Climate change
H stands for Habitat loss
I stands for Introduced species
P stands for Pollution
P stands for Poaching
There are ways that we can all stop these. We can stop deforestation by not buying the products. We can all help to stop pollution by not littering and recycling more.
We need to raise awareness and help to reduce all of these dangers to animals.

Famous Historical Australians

Famous Historical Australians on PhotoPeach

Famous Historical Australians on PhotoPeach

Today was awesome as each of the students presented a notable character from Australia’s History. There were doctors, scientists, explorers, sports stars, entertainers, artists and bushrangers. All of these famous and infamous characters have helped to shape Australia’s History.
The students all gave an oral presentation, dressed in character and answered questions from other students in the school. It was a wonderful personal learning task with many great discoveries about our past and how their actions have helped us today.

Infographics – telling stories with images and text

This week, we are going to be looking at another way to present the findings of our research. We are always keen to present our learning in interesting and engaging ways and Infographics might be the perfect tool in some cases. Infographics provide visual summaries of a series of facts. They tell a story with words and pictures. They are harder to create than you might think as they require lots of preparation of facts (research), sorting of information (analysing), planning for presentation (presenting).

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Infographics could be used as a great way to summarise our learning – we will look for opportunities when they would be just the tool we need.

We wonder if any of our blogging friends have made their own Infographic?

What tool did you use to make them?

Do you have any tips for us?