Monday, May 26, 2014

Open and Closed Questions by Ms Aireen

After recording ideas of the importance of questioning Room 7 had to define different categories of questioning. We started by looking at open and closed questions. Here is an animation created by Ms Aireen to help students understand the difference between open and closed questions.

Open and Closed Questions by aahkui on GoAnimate
We were then encouraged to create our own informative dialogue by using Go Animate to show our understanding of open and closed questions - we will post our animations later on in the week. 

Questioning - What is it? by Tiere

This week Room 7 will be starting their inquiry investigations around the topic of Science. To drive our investigations we need to ask good critical questions. As a class we discussed the purpose of questioning. View the Google Draw below to see our ideas about 'QUESTIONING'.

Science Roadshow 2014

On Friday 23 May the senior syndicate went to Tamaki College for a science show. It was AMAZING. We learnt lots about different areas of science. The highlight of this show were the experiments and viewing the different science stations. Press play to view some clips and photos of the Science Roadshow. 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Room 7's Prior Knowledge about our Inquiry Topic - Discoveries and their Impact

In week 3 Room 7 collated all their prior knowledge about this term's inquiry topic. We did through a bus stop activity. We had to bus to different bus stops and record our prior knowledge of the difference areas of science. We were required to use different skills like working collaboratively, discussing and recording. View the presentation to see the documentation of our prior knowledge related to this term's inquiry focus. 

We are now ready to begin our inquiry investigation.   

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Trying out stop motion animation

An example of the fun learning that takes place at the Manaiakalani Digital Teaching Academy. 
A collaboration between Whaea Petra and Mr Wong.

Kereama's - great definitions of scientific vocab

Here is a presentation showing the meaning of different science vocabulary.

This is my presentation about scientific words relating to scientists and inventors.

Cavhyon's - Cause and effects from the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Here is an example of some of the work Room 7 has done relating to the movie 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs' in relation to our Science Inquiry this term.

This is about effects that would happen if Flint Lockwood's invention went wrong, because it made food fall from the sky.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Room 7's examples of different science experiments

Here are some examples of experiments that relate to the 3 areas of Science - Biology, Chemistry and Physics. 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Maths Language for Measurement by Jayden and Cypress

Our maths focus for maths this term is Measurement. We started our maths learning this week by developing our understanding of the maths language related to 'measurement'. View the maths language presentation below that has been put together by Cypress and Jayden.

Skills for Adolescence - Acquaintance of a Friend? by Darwin

This is a Google draw that me and my friend Jayden did. This task indicates the definition of friend and an acquaintance. We also listed some characteristics and qualities on friends and acquaintances. Take a look!

Thank You KidsCan for our Raincoats!

Room 7 would like a say a big HUGE THANK YOU to the KidsCan Foundation for our raincoats. 

KidsCan from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

Crocodile found walking through the Mall by Khorus

Today for home work I had to do a 6 current presentation about an event.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Defining a Scientist and an Inventor by Patosina, Tiere and Starr

Today we had to find the definition of an inventor and a scientist. I have defined what an inventor and scientist is using my own words.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Categories of Science by John

This task indicate's the 3 keys of Science. These area's are chemistry,biology and physics. Chemistry is the study of chemicals,explosions,gas and liquids. Biology is the study of living things like animals and us humans. Physics is the study of energy which includes our earth, the galaxy and the whole entire universe. Take a look and see the different symbols of Chemistry,Biology and Physics.

The Different Categories of Science by Tiere

This is my Google drawing related to science symbols.
There are three categories related to the topic.
It's chemistry,which is is the study of chemicals that involves experiments and states of matter.
Biology which is the study of living things that involve animals,humans and bodies.
Physics which is the study of energy that involves with astronomy and galaxies and the universe.

What is Science - Deandrea's Poster

This is my poster about what Science is and the different categories that are based on science. This term we are learning a lot about science, Science is pretty much the focus of our school work. So here is my poster and I hope you enjoy reading my science categories and the words that come under them!

What is Science?

This term our inquiry is based on a science topic - Discoveries and their Impact - How have discoveries impacted our lives?

We have started our inquiry this week by brainstorming words, phrases and ideas related to Science. We even came up with our own class definition about science. View the picture below to see our class brainstorm and definition of science. 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Room 7's Class Goals for Term 2 2014

We are glad that Term 2 has started. We know that it is a short term but a VERY busy one. To help us achieve our learning goals for this term and become self regulated learners we have set some goals related to 6 different areas. We look forward to achieving these goals throughout the term. 

Congratulations to Mrs Kelly, Whaea Petra, Mr Wong and Ms Mei

Four of our lovely teachers are graduating today. Room 7 would like to say a HUGE congratulations to Mrs Kelly, Whaea Petra, Mr Wong and Ms Mei. We hope you have a fantastic day with your family and friends. 

From Room 7