SANGJE'S BLOGPOST: Today Sacha’s dad, who is an expert on energy talked to us about solar energy.
I learnt a lot of different things I didn’t know about energy today, and I guess everybody else also learnt something new.
He used appropriate words for us. I am glad that I could learn something new about energy from an energy expert. Since he was an expert, he discussed about something unexpected like 1 hour of solar panel active can produce electricity that we can use for 1 year.
Sacha’s dad is a CEO of an energy company so I could believe him if he said something unbelievable. When Keagan, who focused on solar energy said something unbelievable, I didn’t believe him.
WHAT TOMA HAS TO SAY:
Today I feel interested.
Today after lunch break Sacha’s parent came to show us a presentation. The presentation was about energy because Sacha’s fat her is working on energy. So Sacha’s father show us presentation about energy. He explain us what energy do we use most and explain each energy we use. Presentation was one hour and he gave us many information.
There was hydro energy and wind energy. The presentation was good.
CHELSEA'S THOUGHTS ON THE PRESENTATION:
I feel that today’s presentation was really helpful and informative considering we are learning about energy and the different types of energy. Some of the things I learnt were :
The first energy on earth is Solar energy (SUNLIGHT)
Fossil fuels can only be used once and are NOT replaceable
-RENEWABLE ENERGIES- Solar energy, Wind energy, Water/Tidal energy
You can produce electricity with sunlight.
Busy weeks ahead!
April 19: Student led conferences
April 21: Visit to Chatsworth School to view their PYP Exhibition
April 21: Guest speaker visits us to share information on energy.
April 25: Transition to Middle School for students
April 27 to 29: Camp in Tanjong Pilai, Malaysia
That is the central idea of our new inquiry into how the world works.
This is an exciting unit that dips into science. Last week, we identified two major forms of energy - potential and kinetic - almost all energy can be classified as one of the two!
This week, we are inquiring into the various forms of energy. We worked in groups, and then shared our knowledge with the class. Below Ikram's mini inquiry into Geo thermal energy.
Koji talks about nuclear energy. Steven and Xianhang tell us about wind energy.
Mayu, Azusa, Keagan and Raphael present their findings on Solar energy.
Welcome back to the final semester in grade 5!
Our new unit of inquiry is into How the World Works.
Central idea: Energy can come from many sources and is stored and used in different ways.
As we will be looking into the scientific method, and observation and questioning are the basic components of the Scientific method, we set up a small provocation in the classroom last semester - four hard boiled eggs in separate liquids - coffee, vinegar, Coca Cola and water. Students observed the eggs using most of their senses and recored their thoughts, and then developed questions...
Example: I wonder if the shell will disappear in the vinegar,..... will the egg explode? Will the egg become sweet?
Lots of interesting questions came up.
Today, we looked at the eggs again to observe how they had changed over the past two weeks.
Tomorrow, we will have a discussion on variables, and on the student questions and observations.
What should a scientist do next?
MATH: we started our inquiry into Fractions, Decimals and Percentages today with a pre-assessment. The central idea is " Fractions, decimals and percentages are used in daily lives." We shared our prior knowledge, exchanged ideas, and will select our own paths of inquiry this week.
View life from the lens of a 10 year old, and it will bring much humour and joy. That sums up my experience with my grade 5 students at ISS.
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