Giant Panda

The giant panda is a mammal that is native to China, its habitat being the bamboo forest. It is a member of the bear family. The giant panda has heavy shoulders, black and white fur, small and sharp black ears, and black patches around its eyes. Most of the body and belly is white. The…

Landfill

As part of our new Inquiry unit, learning about the environment, our class watched a video about rubbish, and what happens to it. When we throw out a piece of rubbish in the bin, and when the garbage trucks come to collect the them, the trucks empty the bins in a transfer station. There, rubbish…

Sea Salps

The sea salp is a translucent and kind of glowy creature, native to Macquarie Island. It is one the least known creatures in the ocean. They are like jellyfish, but more so a huge chain of jelly-like critters. Unlike jellyfish, the sea salp is distantly related to humans. They often resemble a living diamond necklace…

Marine Debris

Marine debris is a massive ongoing issue that affects sea life because of us human’s unintelligent actions. Our social impacts are affecting our ecosystems. But what have we done? It’s not like we’ve done anything. It’s no big deal. Wrong! It is a huge deal. When we buy all these unnecessary items that we just…

Term 3 Inquiry Reflection

This Term, the Seniors have been studying Australian history – government, politics, Parliament, voting, democracy. I found voting especially interesting, with all of its history – women weren’t even allowed to vote! That’s changed now, though. Democracy started in Athens, all the way back in 700 BC. “Demos” means people and “Kratos” means power to…

Parliament House Excursion

Last Friday, all the Seniors travelled by train to Parliament House in the city, as part of our inquiry topic. I was quite curious about what to expect. I really enjoyed the train trip, as it was a good opportunity to talk to my friends. One of my favourite parts was going through all the…