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BTN- Space Rock

This BTN talked about rocks in space. It talked about the different rocks like meteors ( Meteorites, Metoroids) , Comets and Asteroids.

Recently there was a massive meteor explosion over Russia, the meteors force was 20 times bigger than an atomic bomb. That same day astronomers watched an asteroid make its way past the earth, it was close to hitting the earth. The solar system doesn’t just include planets and stars, there is also dust, rock and ice. They are the leftovers of the supernova that formed the planets billions of years ago.

COMETS:

Comets are chunks of ice and dust that come from the cold outer parts of the solar system. When they get closer to the sun they melt and give off gas that down on earth we see as an amazing, glowing trail.

ASTEROIDS:

Asteroids are usually made of rock or metal, a lot of asteroids lie in the asteroid belt in our solar system, but some travel closer to earth.

METEOROIDS:

Meteoroids are smaller chunks of asteroids, and millions of them enter the earths atmosphere everyday, when they do we call them meteors.

I now know the difference between comets, asteroids and meteoroids and how they all are important in our solar system.

When did the first meteor hit a country in earth? Who first discovered what these space rocks were?

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BTN- Our solar system

This video talked about the planets and other objects in our solar system. There are 8 planets ( Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Venus, Neptune, Earth). The terrestrial planets are made up of Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. There are also 4 gas giants Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune. I now understand the different objects in our solar system. What objects do other solar systems have? Do all Galaxies have planets?

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Space- Science Goals

Science Understanding

                             

  1. Science as a human endeavour

I would like to find out how parts of the solar system were discovered    and about the distance of the earth to the solar system and if it affected the way people thought and understood about space and the solar system.

 

  1. Earth and Space sciences

I would like to learn about how the solar system obits around the sun and what planet obits around the sun first then what planet orbits last. Are all parts of the solar system important because if we took a planet out would it affect the solar system drastically or not so much.

 

  1. What more do you want to get better at

I want to get better at summarising my notes when we take notes on the space videos and using things like the equals sign when taking a note instead of writing it down fully e.g. sun= star.

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Space- The ancient study of astronomy

Space Video

This video talked about how far back in history Astronomy has travelled and the ways that we talked about astronomy then and still use that way now. The ancient Greeks, the Babylonians and the Maya all discovered amazing things about astronomy and have made how we understand space now a lot easier. The Babylonians were very advanced astronomers because the Babylon’s had a system of writing so they could write down a lot of information about space, and they made mathematical models like calendars and they could be used for very important times in Babylonia. The Mayas created something called the ‘ Mayan Long Count Calendar ‘ , they developed this by using an extremely hard number system that used the base of 20, other than now how we use the base 10, this let them predict the motions of the planets and other things like eclipses. In Greece there was an astronomer called ‘ Tamale ‘ who invented the ‘ Ptolemaic System ‘ , this model showed how earth was in the complete centre of the universe, this has influenced humans for hundreds of years. I now know that astronomy was not a recent thing and that how we live, and know about space now all depended on the people in the past who discovered all these things rather than the people in the present. Something that I’m wondering is that are there people that influenced our knowledge of space alive, or did all the people that figured things our live in the past? I’m also wondering if did any other culture apart from the ancient Greeks, The Babylonians and The Maya find out interesting facts about space? Astronomy is still a big thing that people are trying to discover but all these people that found out these amazing things in the past really influenced how we think about space today.

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Goals for semester 1, a goal reflection and my goals for semester 2

These are my goals for semester 1:

In maths, I wanted to learn about how to do vertical multiplication and division, to help me do this I could check in every now and then to see if I have learnt anything new or not. In literacy I want to learn about similes and phrases, to help me do this I could read my book and while I am I could spot similes and phrases. In integrated I would like to learn about all the party’s in government, to do this I could ask more questions to improve my knowledge of government and how the parties work.

 

This is my reflection on my goals:

In maths, I didn’t learn about vertical division and I only learnt a little bit of information about vertical multiplication in some maths lessons when we did multiplication. In literacy I have definitely achieved to spot similes because it is my goal in reading and writing, to spot similes when reading and writing (goal). I still need to improve a lot more on identifying and using phrases correctly. In integrated I know very well how many parties there are and some good information about them.

 

These are some goals that I have in the future:

In math I would like to learn about vertical division and more on vertical multiplication in depth. In writing I would like to improve in making my theme and message clearer in any stories that I do. In reading I would like to improve on reading more complex and hard books that include interesting plots, features, a good story line and interesting things that happen. And in integrated I would like to be able to understand about whether objects are chemical, physical, reversible or irreversible.

 

Reflection on goals- Have I Achieved Them? 

In maths I have achieved my goal of learning how to do vertical division but I still need to work on it. I learnt how to do a different type of vertical division called ‘ Division By Estimation’ I have a bit of an idea of how to do it but I am still confused, I have not fully achieved this goal yet. I also still haven’t completed my goal of vertical multiplication yet but I am doing a lot better compared to the start of the year/ semester, I now understand fully how to do 1 digit numbers multiplied by 2 digit but not yet 3 digits. I have also not yet fully achieved this goal. I have definitely achieved making my theme and message clearer by planning my writing and including my theme and message in my plan. That helps me get a more clearer idea of how to write my text and include my theme and message in a clear way. In my reading I have not finished any books yet but the book series that I am reading does get harder. The books don’t just get harder in words and language but they also get harder when the plot gets more complex ( when more things happen and then you need to predict about the final outcome, the plot/ story line gets more suspenseful as the story continues). I am still trying to find another book series that is more complicated and that challenges me, I think that I have almost completed this goal. In integrated I have definitely achieved this goal because I now know if something is irreversible, reversible, chemical or physical. If a chemical change has occured there will be one or more of these things: A colour change, heat or light is given off, bubbles of gas are given off and it is hard to reverse of irreversible. Irreversible is that you can’t make the object/ thing turn back into its original state. If it’s a physical change it would:Freeze, Melt, Boil. These are reversible because you can turn them back into their original state.

My future goals: 

I would like to continue on my maths goal of vertical multiplication and I can use that when I am doing decimals. I would also like to learn more about decimals and how to use them more confidently. In reading I would like to improve on my reading and I think that literacy circles could help improve it, in literacy circles I would like to push myself and make sure I understand deeply about the specific book. In writing I would like to include figurative language in my stories and improve on my language. Then in integrated I would like to learn more about space and understand deeply about the universe.