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Veggie Garden

This term the Year 4 students are very busy integrating their Economics unit of study with their reading and writing program in the classroom.

The students worked hard to prepare soil and plant a variety of vegetables and herbs in their very own veggie garden! Students take turns watering and pruning the wonderful variety of produce and will eventually pick, prepare and sell to the local community!

To convince families to purchase from our organic veggie garden, the students are busy creating catchy slogans, jingles, television advertisements and persuasive texts! They will also practise their mathematical thinking skills when they create a budget and calculate profit after the sale of all the yummy veggies!

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Life Cycles

During our Term 3 Science Unit, the Year Four students explored the life cycles of living things, including plants and animals.

Students were super excited to grow their very own broad beans inside a glass jar! Over the course of 4 weeks students observed and monitored the growth of their broad beans and recorded the various stages of development.

With a little water, sunshine and TLC, the students were amazed at how quickly their broad beans sprouted and flourished!

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In addition, students impressed with their wonderful research projects on the life cycles of various animals.

Teachers were amazed at the students’ creativity and very impressed with their improved confidence during oral presentations!

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‘Egg’cellent Egg-Drop

As part of our Term 3 Science Unit, the Year 4 students explored the properties of natural and processed materials. Students were asked to design and construct a special package that could house a raw egg and keep it from breaking when dropped from a high distance. Needless to say ‘eggcellent’ fun was had by all!

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Forces in Action

Our sensational Year 4 scientists participated in an exciting ‘Mad About Science’ Workshop, exploring Newton’s Three Laws of Motion through a range of fun and hands-on experiments!

Students worked in pairs and small groups to explore the elements of gravity, lift, friction and force. Curiosity and chaos ruled the day as students had fun balancing and spinning objects – spinning propellers were a favourite!

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