New Inquiry Topic: Smooth Moves

This week, our student teachers, Miss Smith and Miss Mckeegan, launched our new inquiry topic. It is called Smooth Moves.

Smooth Moves is focussed on science, and it is about how forces and motion affect movement. It fits in very well with Bike Ed, which we will be doing later this term.

Miss Smith and Miss Mckeegan organised some fun learning tasks to help the students explore force and motion. We are also increasing our vocabulary by learning lots of new words about motion and forces.

Here is a short clip we watched about gravity and force.

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The slideshow below shows the students learning in action!

Can you describe how the activities in the slideshow involved force and motion?

Can you explain what some of the words below mean?

motion, force, friction, push, pull, gravity, momentum

What have you learnt so far in our Smooth Moves topic?

Guest Post: Meet Our Student Teachers

Hi, our names are Charlotte and Ava and we are from 4KM and 4KJ. We are writing this as the first guest post for 2013.

We have some awesome student teachers from Deakin University working with us at the moment. Their names are…

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Miss Smith (4KJ) and Miss McKeegan (4KM)

We have had a great time with with Miss Smith and Miss McKeegan so far. They are lots of fun. Here is an interview we conducted to find out a bit more about them…

What do you like to do besides teaching?

Miss McKeegan: Art and photography.

Miss Smith: I like travelling.

What places do you like to travel to?

Miss Smith: Europe, last year I lived in Sweden for six months and saw lots of places!

Miss McKeegan, I like to travel everywhere! I recently went on a trip halfway around Australia in my four wheel drive.

What’s your favourite animal and why?

Miss Smith: My favourite animal is a fish because I recently got a new pet fish named Pepito.

Miss McKeegan: My favourite animal is an elephant because they are so clever and have very good memories.

What is your favourite subject to teach?

Miss Smith: I like to teach English because I get to read lots of great stories!

Miss McKeegan: I love to teach Inquiry because it can be so fascinating finding out things about our world.

What grade would you  like to teach when you finish university?

Miss Smith: I have always wanted to teach the younger years, however, I do love grade four too!

Miss McKeegan: I would like to teach the early years as well, but I must say after working with 4KM and 4KJ I may just change my mind.

What school would you like to teach at?

Miss Smith: I would be happy anywhere in Geelong. Leopold is great!

Miss McKeegan: I would like to teach somewhere along the surf coast or the Bellarine Peninsula!

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Feel free to leave Miss Smith and Miss McKeegan a comment. They would love to hear from you!

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