Hi Takee and Afrah. For this week spend the first three days with the 1/2s and the last two with the Preps. Monday morning go see Senada. Michelle, Raju and Ayla will be joining you.
There is a lot of work listed below,. Take your time, I don’t expect you’ll get through all of it. During the week I expect you’ll also be asked to help out a bit in the classes you are in. I know Jenny might have some Prep blog work you can help with.
The following is a list of work for you for this week.
Use your learning to design, build and test your own solar cooker.
Measure and record the temperature inside the cooker at different times during the day.
Identify and investigate as many factors as you can that might affect the efficiency of your solar cooker (eg the Sun’s angle, cloud cover, wind, air temperature, size and colour of cooking pots and pans, food size, quantity and water content).
Choose a cooking project for your solar cooker. (A simple cake mix is ideal.)
For today’s science lesson we were going to look at a youtube clip Solar cooking in Zanzibar. We were going to use the knowledge we’d gained from the solar cooker interactive to decide how efficient the cooker was. As we couldn’t view the clip at school could you please look at it at home and we’ll discuss it in class.
TAKE ON LUGGAGE:
1 Backpack containing
Lunch for 1st Day
Snacks for the first day (muesli bars, fruit sticks, etc.) for morning and afternoon tea
Camera (optional &child’s responsibility)
Pocket Money in a small purse or wallet
1 fitted/bottom sheet
1 Sleeping Bag
* 1 Duffle Bag or Soft suitcase containing:
Socks (daily change)
Underwear (daily change)
T Shirts/skivvies (2/3)
Jeans/Trousers /Slacks) (2 pair)
Shorts (2/3 pair)
Beanie and sunhat (in daypack)
2 plastic bags for wet/dirty clothing.
Bathers & towels
Change of shoes or runners.
I pair of inside shoes (slippers/moccasins/uggs)
Soap and face washer
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Brush & comb
Talc powder/ roll on deodorant
Camera (child’s responsibility)
1 Indoor Game
Pocket money (No more than $30.00, please stress with your child this is for souvenirs NOT food or drinks.)
LUGGAGE: (Please keep to minimum.)
1 Duffle bag or soft suitcase
1 Small back pack as hand luggage
WHAT NOT TO BRING:
Electronic games and devices
Jewellery, watches etc
Spray on deodorants
Students may require some spending money during the trip, as they may like to purchase small souvenirs, postcards, etc; from places they visit. We would like to suggest that THIRTY dollars would be a reasonable amount for the week. (Any amount over this will be taken and returned at the end of the week). All money that your child brings to camp MUST BE in a clearly labelled purse or wallet.
Lollies and Sweets
Students have been asked not to bring large amounts of lollies and sweets – No food or drink is to be consumed on the bus
To begin today’s lesson we brainstormed what you know about renewable energy and about how heat from the Sun can be used?
If you want an explanation of solar energy go to:
Next, with your partner:
Use NDLRN digital curriculum resource L1140 Energy from the Sun: design a solar cooker to explore factors that help solar energy to be captured effectively.
Predict what will happen as you adjust the cooker’s shape, direction and surface. How do you think these factors will affect the amount of solar energy captured?
Observe and discuss the different results you achieve as you carry out your simulated experiment.
Record your learning about the shape, direction and surfaces of the solar cooker.