Thursday, 23 June 2016

OTJ Writing

On The Job Writing MAGIC!

We have been learning to add detail to our ideas.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Monster Bug Wars

Bull Ant vs Redback Spider

Who do you predict will win?

Rhinoceros Beetle vs Meat Ants

Who do you predict will win?

Mantis vs Black Widow Spider

Who do you predict will win?

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Thinking like scientists when classifying.

Scientists use a chart called a dichotomous key to better identify things based on their characteristics. Dichotomous means divided into two parts or classifications.It is easy to read a dichotomous key once you know how.  View the video below to learn how to read a dichotomous key to identify things.

Are you ready to take up the challenge?

Learn to think like a scientist by using a dichotomous key to identify the name of each of the bugs.  Be sure to have read the instructions carefully to know what you need to do.  Also make sure you read the two choices for each step carefully and look carefully at the picture to identify the characteristics being described.

How can I make a dichotomous key using Microsoft Word?

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Bald Eagles are incredible living things

The Kea group have been reading this amazing book about Bald Eagles.  Here is some of the information they have found out.