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  1. How Does A Light Bulb Work?

    May 8, 2018 by Mr Richo

    Read this text. Draw a labelled diagram in your Inquiry book. Use the technical terms highlighted in the text for your labels.

    Write a brief explanation of your own below your diagram.

    Inside a light bulb, there is a wire filament, which is often made of the metal tungsten. The filament looks like a spring. It is attached to two metal rods.

    One of these rods is connected to the threaded outer metal case. The other rod is connected to the shiny metal part on the base of the light bulb. A non-metal spacer, which does not conduct electricity, separates the two connection points.

    When electrical energy flows through it, the filament heats up to more than 2,000° C. The flow of electrical energy through the filament heats the wire and causes it to glow white-hot and give out a bright light. The heat from the filament warms the light bulb’s glass to temperatures that can burn a hand brought too close.

    You’d think that being so hot the metal would burn up, however, fire needs oxygen—that’s why you can smother some fires and they go out. The bulbs are filled with nitrogen or neon gas, which means there is no oxygen in the bulb. This allows the filament to glow, without burning, for hundreds of hours.

    SAFETY NOTE: In this activity, the light bulbs are low-voltage bulbs that are safe to touch. Never touch household light bulbs when they are switched on as they are very hot.

    Watch the movie below for more great information.

  2. Negative Integers

    May 8, 2018 by Mr Richo

    Positive and Negative Integers video

  3. King Henry – converting measurements

    May 8, 2018 by Mr Richo

    View this movie – answer the questions about King Henry.



  4. Science interview – speaking task

    May 2, 2018 by Mr Richo

    You will demonstrate your knowledge of your scientist by speaking fluently about them.


    Read the ‘rubric’ to see the achievement levels.


    Grade 6 Scientist speaking rubric-26kq16u

  5. Science

    April 29, 2018 by Mr Richo

    To find our science activities you need to go to the SCIENCE page.

    On Tuesday you will complete tasks related to Volta and batteries.

  6. Number Lines

    March 23, 2018 by Mr Richo

    Mega number lines-28fjirz

  7. Drinking Water

    March 21, 2018 by Mr Richo

    ** Make sure you complete part of this task for homework!

    Drinking Water


    1.Name 6 countries where the percentage of safe drinking water is over 70%.


    2.Name 6 countries where the percentage of safe drinking is under 40%.


    3.Why do some countries have no data available? Give three reasons.


    4.Select a country that has limited access to drinking water. Make a list of ideas about why they have poor quality drinking water.



    1. Make a comment about Australia in relation to access to safe drinking water.


    Investigate where the water in your area comes from. Create a diagram?


    Visit the Yarra Valley Water website. What are three interesting facts you found out today?


    1. Complete this sentence. I wonder ………………………………………..

  8. Number

    March 15, 2018 by Mr Richo

    Mega number lines-1njpbz9

  9. Lightning Writing

    February 27, 2018 by Mr Richo

    Use this image as your inspiration!

    What does it make you feel? Scared? Excited? Curious?

    Do you have a key? Maybe it needs something more powerful than just a key.

    Did you find the door somewhere forbidden or is it a door you see every day?

    Are you on the right side of the door or have you gone to a place you cannot return from?

    Are you alone, surrounded by others or searching for someone/something?

    Are there consequences for your actions?

    Be as creative as you can and let your brain wander through the possibilities! Use figurative language to bring your writing to life!

  10. Inquiry – Literacy Rates

    February 27, 2018 by Mr Richo

    Use your Inquiry book.


    1. What does Literacy rate mean?
    2. Name 10 countries that have over 99 percent.
    3. Why do you think these countries have such a high percentage.
    4. What is the definition of a good education system?
    5. Name 6 countries with under 50 percent Literacy Rate.
    6. Why do some countries have such a low rate.

    Write the answers into your inquiry book. Set them out in a creative way.  (e.g. – bubbles, boxes, any other?)


    Give some reasons.

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