Solar Boats reflection

Congratulations on completing a Race Day that was challenging and using your problem solving skills to make changes to your boat when needed! Now we need to think back over the term and reflect on what worked and what didn’t.

Your first task is to fill in the Pie chart about team work in relation to building your Solar Boat. On your sheet there is three circles – one for Effort, one for Empathy and one for Cooperation. You need to think about each aspect and divide the circle into parts that represent each of team members contribution.

The next task is to write answers to the below questions on a page in your Solar Boats book.

6 Hats Reflection:

White/information/facts: If you were to do this project again, what information would you like to have before you begin?

Red/feelings: what emotions did you feel and why? Choose 3. What events contributed to these feelings?

Yellow/positives: What did you enjoy about Solar Boats, what were the great/fun/interesting things?

Black/negatives: What things did you find difficult/challenging about Solar Boats and why?

Green/changes: If you were to do Solar Boats again, what would you change? How would you like to prepare grade 5 students for Solar Boats?

Blue/ summaries/conclusions: This is a section for you to add your final thoughts about solar boats.

Eureka! Life on the diggings

butchers_chambl.jpgButchers shamble, Forest Creek
S. T. Gill
Courtesy of the La Trobe Collection
State Library of Victoria

Below I have listed some links to interesting reading about life on the diggings in the 1850s.

How do you think you would have survived as a child on the diggings in the 1850s?



Series and Parallel circuits – Wiring your Solar Boat

Hello there all you Solar Boat builders! Here are some links to help you understand more about the wiring of circuits.  The first is some interesting reading and the second is a you-tube clip that you will need to watch at home. The third link could possibly be the most important one for your group – The Solar Boat building guide.

Good luck!


Creating an Avatar

 Here is my first attempt at creating an Avatar!  I used Portrait Avatar Maker, it was easy to use and lots of fun. Reading is one of my passions and I have included a book in my left hand. If you could read the title it would quite possibly be along the lines of Eragon or Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, my favourite genre is Fantasy. I am also cuddling my cat Snowy, a fluffy white ball who has been part of our family for the past eleven years.

Although you cannot use some of the Avatar creators on the iPad I am sure that you will create something amazing. I am looking forward to seeing your Avatars this week and finding out how they represent you!