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Dec 2, 2016 Integrated Learning
  Some 4/5 v media presentations to remind us of what it's all about
 

With interesting days ahead of us, it might be an opportune time to post a selection of media presentations of 4/5v student work to remind us of what it's ultimately about: students and learning.

This fall, eight g
rade 5v students worked long and hard planning, writing, recording, directing, and publishing this 22 minute podcast. Even the electric guitar music was performed by one of them.

   
 

Grade 4v students studied the science of Light during term 1, conducting six experiments on the properties of light, to help them understand how light "behaves." To understand this further, they engaged in an applied project, Pinhole Photography, which integrated visual arts, social studies, and language arts outcomes. As a special extension project, we experimented with the highly monochromatic and yet ultimately very colourful experience of painting under the conditions of a low-pressure sodium light.

 

Below are two videos from the grade 4 Science unit: the first showing students using mirrors and flashlights to reflect light onto carefully placed playing cards; the second video shows the moment after students finished their sodium light paintings when we turned the regular lights on to discover with great surprise the actual colours used in the paintings.

 
 

Earlier in term 1, as part of their science unit on simple machines, our eight grade 5 students researched go-cart designs using the Internet and drew their own designs of go-carts with the added feature of building catapults onto the stern. They recently finished heavier construction on the go-carts, and will begin construction of the catapults in the coming weeks. Click on the image (left) to view photos showing design and construction of the go-carts, and listen to the grade 5 podcast above to hear one student's account of the project.

There are times when the respective curricula of grade 4 and 5 provide opportunity to combine student learning experiences. The "Base 10 Thingamajigs" integrated math project saw students in both grades make "thingamajig" creatures to 10 000 (grade 4) and 1 000 000 (grade 5).

In November, our entire class was invited to attend a special commemoration event of the 60th anniversary crossing of the raft "L'Egare II", where we met the leader of the expedition, Henri Beaudout.



We made the front page of the Halifax Chronicle Herald.
Click here and then here to read the article.

 
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