Investigating Adaptations with a focus on Birds

For our Science Inquiry with Mrs C we have just completed some work on birds and the adaptations they have developed to survive in their environments.

Each of us selected a bird and researched to find out the physical and behavioural adaptations it needed to live in the environment it could be found in around the world.

As part of the presentation of our information we created scaled 3D models of our birds. Take a look at some of our finished models.

Have you created a 3D model before? What materials did you use? Do you have any interesting facts about birds? Please leave a comment sharing your thoughts.

Looking at Floods

In Term 1 this year with Mrs S we are investigating floods. We listened to the story called Flood written by Jackie French and illustrated by Bruce Whatley. We also looked at some before and after images of the 2011 Queensland floods before having some time to write down questions, words and information the word floods brought to mind.

Here are some of the questions we came up with.

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We also listed words and Mrs S created a wordle to find the common words on our pages.

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We are now doing some research to find out more about floods and the impact they have on communities and the natural environment.

Do you have any good web linksĀ that you could share with us about floods. What questions do you think of when you hear the word flood? Please leave a comment sharing your thoughts.