On the 29th and 30th of July, Year 3 students had the opportunity to visit Scienceworks, to learn about the earth, moon and sun. This term, students explored why night and day occur, the earth’s rotation and how seasons consistently change through out the year. With three fun and captivating sessions, students learnt how our Solar System works, explored simple machinery and their functions, and "cool stuff" with Mr Douglas who engaged students with quick jokes, cool facts about science and liquid nitrogen!
Students were also given the opportunity to revise their knowledge on last terms curriculum which covered liquid, solids and gas. They saw how nitrogen can freeze an item instantaneously and how hot and cold water can affect a balloon to either rise or fall! The students also had great hands on experience by being allowed to participate as volunteers in several demonstrations.
Integrating other subjects areas from the curriculum, the class also expanded their learning by studying multiplication and number patterns (strand: number and algebra) time and angles (strand: measurement and geometry), wrote information reports and did compare and contrast (English curriculum),made visual models of the earth, moon and sun (Visual Arts curriculum) aswell as type out an information report (Technology curriculum).
Alhamdulillah, the students had an enjoyable time learning about our Earth and become more appreciative of the world we live in. The students of Year 3 have a lot of potential and love to do a lot of inquiry-based learning through problem solving approach. They keep their teachers on their toes all the time. Good on you, Year 3s!