Posted in September 2012

A good time was had…

Thursday September 20 by all. Well maybe not, but I did try to bring fun into the classroom. My time at Hawkesdale P12 College came to an end on Tuesday. I miss it terribly and I find myself thinking of my mentor and the students I taught a lot. I’m sure over time this will diminish … Continue reading

Year 7 Science – Can you hear me?

Image source Learning intentions: To learn about some of the causes of deafness and to have an understanding of how hearing aids work. Success criteria: You will be able to list some of the causes of deafness and give a brief discription of how hearing aids work. Links to VELS: Physical, personal and social learning: … Continue reading

Year 9 science – Rounding off the unit.

Image source Tuesday September 17 Learning intentions: To understand what Australian Standards are and how they are used using an authentic research activity. Success criteria: You will be able to explain what Australian Standards are and how they relate to the light levels at Hawkesdale College. Links to AusVELS: Students will communicate scientific ideas and information for … Continue reading

Year 9 science – Supersenses

Super senses wiki page – this is where you put your animal senses project. Wallwisher page – go to this page to post your name and the name of the project. If you used slideshare write slideshare on your note so I know where to find your project. Powerpoint instructions: Upload your powerpoint to Slideshare Save to … Continue reading

Year 7 Maths – Transforming your mind

Learning intentions: You will learning about isometric transformations. You will learn the difference between a translation, rotation and a reflection. Success criteria: You will be able to explain what isometric transformations and describe the differences between translation, rotation and reflection. Links to AusVELS: Location and transformation: describe translations. Context: You are designing a house in … Continue reading

Year 7 Science – Processing sound

Image source Learning intention: To learn the difference between pitch and volume. You will learn that decibels (dB) is the measurement used to describe a sound level. You will discover that how loud we percieve a noise varies from person to person. Success criteria: You will be able to describe the difference between pitch and … Continue reading

Three cheers for common sense

Image source September 11 2012 Super trawler good news! The newly renamed Abel Tasman was told today that they are not allowed to ply their trade on our waters for at least two years, during which time research will be conducted into the environmental effects these huge fishing boats have on our fisheries. Eighteen thousand … Continue reading

Year 9 Science – Do you have enough light?

Image source Tuesday September 11 Learning intentions To investigate the light levels in various parts of the school and compare these levels with the Australian Standards. Success criteria You will be able to describe how the lighting in the school relates to the levels set in the Australian Standards. Links to AusVELS: Planning and conducting: … Continue reading