Students don’t forget your plate photo for next week!
We are having our own Science week here at St Emilie’s in week 8. The 2014 topic is ‘Science Feeding the World’. Both Health and Science will be doing extra activities with the students in week 8. Mr Davis will be doing an activity with year 5 about where our food is sourced from. Each year 5 student is to bring to school a photograph of their evening meal. So sometime between now and week 8 choose one of your favourite dinners, take a photograph of it and then print it out ready to bring to school. The students are not required to bring their photos until week 8.
Mrs Cogger and Mr Davis
Dear Students We had a wonderful visit from Mr Sayer and learned all about pressure. We observed as Mr Sayer showed us three investigations. First he crushed a 4 litre can, then a smaller plastic container, Secondly he showed us how pressure causes holes in a 1 litre bottle to flow at different rates and finally we investigated how water comes out of a small polystyrene cup as it falls to the ground. You now have a homework task to complete. Please get onto the task while the investigations are still fresh in your memories. The task is to be handed in by Thursday 21st August. Here is a copy. Mrs Cogger
Mrs Cogger highly recommends this local community science event to celebrate National Science Week.
We are having our own Science Week at St Emilie’s in week 8. The year 6 students will need to bring in an empty 2L Coke bottle for their activity like the one below. Step 1
Rinse out the bottle to remove any residue of whatever drink was in there before it was empty. Take your 2 litre bottle and draw a line around it right where the curve ends and the bottle transitions to a straight line. It’s important to draw the line below the curved area.
Next, cut across the line, making sure to cut as straight as possible (parents will need to help with this part). Then flip the top over and invert into the base. Please bring your bottle, cut and assembled as in the images above, ready for our Science Week activity in week 8. Bottles are not required until week 8 so please keep them at home until we are ready.
Thank you, Mrs Cogger
Some of our year 5 Science Inquiry students spent Friday morning with Cath Cooper from Urban Bushland Council WA, learning about the different species of native plants that are growing right here in the St Emilie’s Bushland! Students were highly motivated and followed Cath’s lead as we toured our bushland, recording important details about the species we found along the way. The students will be using their findings to create an ‘eco-gram’. This eco-gram will feature in the presentation to parents later on this term. Cath is a highly valued ‘resource’ in our school, and she is teaching us all much about the importance of conserving our bushland and helping us to learn more about our local flora and fauna. Cath will be visiting on several occasions this semester to work with the year 5 science inquiry group and we feel very lucky indeed!
The Banksia is Cath’s most favourite plant. Can you work out who named the plant ‘Banksia’? (It has something to do with one of our early explorers to Australia!)
Above: We really love the enthusiasm of this little group – passionately taking in everything Cath has to share!
While we were talking about the bushland one of the parents in PP observed an owl in our bushland. Yes – an OWL!! Both Mr Cogger and I have spotted the owl in the trees this week. This is very exciting news as it shows that the health of the bushland is improving, enough to encourage native fauna to return. I’ve done some research on the internet about common owls in the south west of WA and we think our owl is a Southern Boobook Owl.
Stay tuned for more info on our Wise Eyed Owl!
And finally let’s remember….
“It’s not what the world holds for you. It’s what you bring to the world”.