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Task 1:

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Identify areas on the map where you think earthquakes might occur and give an explanation as to why you chose that particular location.

World Map with Tectonic Plate Overlay

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Think Puzzle Explore

1. What do you think you know about this topic?

2. What questions or puzzles do you have?

3. How can you explore this topic?

Earthquake Damage

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Rate the damage in each photograph using the Modified Mercalli Scale.

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Earthquake Explorers- Mini Presentations

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Visual Stimuli- Earthquakes

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Part 1:

Watch the video below and answer the three questions in a comment. (give this comment the title: ‘Part 1’) 


See Think Wonder

1. What do you see?

2. What do you think is going on?

3. What does it make you wonder?

Part 2:

Now watch this second video and answer the three questions below in a comment (give this comment the title: ‘Part 2’) 


Connect – Extend – Challenge

1. How are the ideas and information presented connected to what you already knew?

2. What new ideas did you get that extended or pushed your thinking in new directions?

3. What is still challenging or confusing for you to get your mind around? What questions, wonderings or puzzles do you now have?

Mouldy Matters

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Grade 5/6A have spent 10 days looking at mould growth in different conditions. Groups tested the conditions in which bread mould grew the best and quickest: moist or dry? warm or cold? bright or dark?

Even though our samples of mouldy bread were difficult to look at, the girls studied their samples in each lesson, taking note of appearance of the mould (colour, size, texture), sketching their sample and even taking photos of them!

Students put their pictures into the ‘PicCollage’ app on their iPads and labelled it by day and condition. These carefully constructed collages are to be placed into the appendix of their written Experiment Report! A great effort from the 5/6A girls!!

Now we all know that mould thrives in MOIST, DARK and WARM areas!! Like every living thing, growth and survival depends on specific environmental conditions.

Looks like the good old bread box just isn’t the best place to keep your loaves of bread!

Here are a few samples of student work!

Selma Appendix2 Aisha Moussa Appendix Khadijah Appendix

Protected: Spread of Infection- Hand and Respiratory Hygiene

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Claim Support Question

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Claim Support Question

1. Make a claim about the topic

2. Identify support for your claim

3. Ask a question related to your claim

What makes you say that?

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What Makes You Say That?

1. What’s going on?

2. What do you see that makes you say that?

Scientific Discovery

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See Think Wonder

1. What do you see?

2. What do you think is going on?

3. What does it make you wonder?