Suzanne Cory Experience

On Friday the 18th of August the year 6 students had an amazing experience visiting Suzanne Cory High School. They were lucky enough to participate in a number of hands on science lessons. The visit also doubled as a transition day to give the year 6 students some insight to what it will be like at Secondary School. They conducted various experiments and further developed their science knowledge with support from the teachers and students at Suzanne Cory.

The activities included;

  • Methane bubbles
  • Rainbow fizz flame test
  • Red cabbage indicator
  • Dry ice
  • Motors

The biggest ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ definitely came from the methane bubbles session!

Press play below to watch a slide show of the fun filled day.

Don’t Panic!

What? We are learning about how to prepare for a disaster.

Why? This will help us be prepared for a disaster.

How? I will be able to put my best effort in to write detailed answers to the questions.

‘Don’t Panic’ BTN episode 26/11/2013

After watching the BTN episode answer the following questions and post as a comment below.

1. Name the ABC science show that tested families in an emergency.
2. What does the Matthews’s family fill up with water to prepare their house for a bushfire?
a. Bath      b. Kitchen sink    c. Water tank
3. Why is it important to look online or check the radio during a natural disaster?
4. Why might kids be better at coping with a cyclone emergency than adults?
5. It is safe to drive through flood water. True or false?
6. Why is it important to have an emergency plan and be prepared for a disaster?
7. Make a list of items that you would put in an emergency survival kit.
8. List your school evacuation areas.

Tasks for 4/9/15

Hi 6S, your tasks today are;

1. to reflect on your learning for the Disasters Downunder Unit – please post a quality comment on the post below by answering the questions. You can add in information about the showcase last night and this morning too if you like.

2. If you have not achieved your digital licence you are to work on that.

Have a great day 🙂


Disaster Downunder Reflection



What a fantastic unit of work! The students have been working hard to create explanation texts, timelines and visual displays to demonstrate their knowledge of a particular disaster. It was brilliant to see the students share their learning with their families last night and the school community this morning at our showcase in the Learning Gallery. 🙂

6S can you tell me some interesting things that you have learnt about disasters this term?

Do you still have any questions that need answering?

Disasters Downunder Unit Celebration

We will be celebrating this terms unit of work on Thursday the 3rd of September at 6pm in the Learning Gallery.

We look forward to seeing friends and families there. 🙂