Yesterday 5M and 5V went to VSSEC. It was a space education centre. First 5M, (me) did a unit called serious science.
First we looked at statice energy and magnetics. We rubbed a balloon on are heads and saw if it would attract or reject some objects. Then we made a dancing robot with a CD, wire, a battery and a motor. The motor spun around on the CD it looked like it was dancing.
Then we moved on to a unit called Misson to Mars. We got a cool blue suit on and we split in to two group. My group went to misson control. There was 6 computers. Each one had a focus. Mine was robot control. We had a group on Mars we talked to and asked them questions and we wrote down the answer.
We had to check to system at times to check if anything was wrong and if there was we had to answer a question. After about half an hour we got a big alert. A meteor shower was going to hit the Mars base the communication computer told them to evacuate. They got out with five seconds left.
Then it was my groups turn to go to Mars. We watched a video about how we will get to Mars. We got up to the base. I was on the communication computer and DNA. We broke down peas and looked at the DNA. We answered questions and then we were told to evacuate. We had to know why and get all the paper. There was a virus in the base. Most of us got out but two people didn’t make it.
It was great fun. Here are some photos.
This is me and Deakin in Serious science.
This is me and Erin braking down peas
Today we had a talk to a policeman called Sean. We talked about leadership. He talked about.
Challenging yourself. His example was he was a shy kid in school and he was nominated to be Captin of the football team. He took the opportunity and challenged himself.
Be a good roll model. His example was on Black Saturday all the police officer didn’t know what to do so he told them what to do and how to help.
Lead by example. His example was he did a leadership course and the guy told him to never make friends and yell at people. He did it for a bit but then new that it was not the way.
Today Mrs Montgomery talked about leadership and these are all the things she talked about.
Hosesty. I need to be honest with myself and my friend so they trust me.
Listening. I need to listen to others and respect their ideas.
Trust your friends. If you don’t trust your friends things would be pretty hard and you would be alone.
Sense of humour. You need to have a sense of humour be you need to know the right time and place and make sure you laugh with people not at them.
Stay strong. You need to stay strong and hold your head up high. If things don’t go your way you need to bounce back and stay strong.
Teamwork. All most all leadership roll needs you to know how to work in a team. Teamwork is one of the most important rolls when being a leader.
Focusing on what’s important. You need to focuse on what’s important and not the little details. I have had to focuse on what’s important when doing my school work.
This Week was Italian Week. We did Italian based activates in class and in specialist. On Monday we didn’t do anything special but on Tuesday we had a dress up day where we all dressed up as something Italian. On Wednesday we watched a play called La Festa. Then on Thursday we had pizza and gelato for lunch. Finally on Friday we made masks.