A Trip Out of this World for Year 1s
By Lesa Eastwell, Year Level Leader - Year 1
The Year 1 students visited the Sir Thomas Planetarium in Brisbane this week. As this was many of the students' first excursion the anticipation was high!
Danielle Svoboda, Year 5 Student
The solar can experiment was a part of our Unit of Inquiry, Natural Resources Can be Transferred and Transformed. It was a scientific experiment designed to test the efficiency of solar energy.
We had to bring in two cans and modify one so the water in it would trap the sun’s heat. We put both of them in the sun and measured their temperature each hour.
The results proved the class’ hypothesis right: The water in the can that was modified would trap more heat than the normal can showing that we can harness the heat of the sun without relying on the burning of fossil fuels.
Overall, the class enjoyed the experience and we all thought it was a fun way to learn.« Back to IndexNext article in this edition »