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Term 2 Week 3: Science (Forces) L2

This week in science we will be conducting the first in a series of experiments on forces. If you would like to continue to experiment at home watch the following film clip and follow the steps below.

Lesson Goal: I can investigate and explain how objects move.

Application: Depending on what materials you have at home try one, or more, of the following experiments listed below. click on the title to download a pdf with the experiment and list of materials.

You can use the following work sheet to record your experiment, or simply write onto a sheet of spare paper:

scientific method recording sheet_Movement, Direction, Shape

Before experimenting record on your worksheet:

  • Hypothesis: I think this will happen because…
  • Briefly record what the experiment is.

After conducting the experiment record:

  • Results: I observed… I recorded…

After the experiment record:

  • Conclusion: I predicted… I observed… This is because…

New Information:
Watch the following clips:

Read the following:

Goal Reflection:
Go back to the notes you took from the experiments and the new information you gained and complete the following:
I understand force is ……….
I observed this in the experiment where ……….
This happened because ……….

Term 2 Week 3: Science (Forces) L1

Lesson Goal:

I understand the steps of the science method.

New Information:

The steps of the scientific method are:

  1. Ask a question.
  2. Make a hypothesis (an idea or explanation that you then test).
  3. Test the hypothesis with an experiment, recording observations and results.
  4. Analyze (to examine carefully and in detail) the results of the experiment.
  5. Draw a conclusion.
  6. Communicate results.

You can use these steps to answer many questions in everyday life. If you can ask the question, you can apply the scientific method to answer it. You could set up an experiment to answer the question – What is the fastest route from my house to school?

Here’s an example of how you could set up the first experiment


What is the fastest route from my home to school?


Taking Smith Street to High Street to avoid the light on Puckle Avenue is the fastest route to school.


Drive to school at the same time each day at the same speed, taking different routes. Make sure to include the hypothesis route, record the time for each route.


Analyze the different route times, selecting the fastest.


Determine whether your route hypothesis was correct.


Share the results of your test to help others get to school on time.


In your workbook design your own experiment to answer another question from the list below. Follow the scientific method to answer the question.

  • What is the warmest part of my house?
  • What breakfast gives me the most energy in PE class?
  • What time of day do I feel most awake?

Extension – Come up with your own question.

I can predict and summarise the main ideas of a text.


Make your own prediction about the text.

Use these prompts:

  • What is the author’s opinion? 
  • What might their reasons be? 
  • What clues/evidence did I use to make a prediction? 

Write your prediction in your Reading Book and share with your group.

Group to read the text and check their predictions.

As a group, talk about the main ideas of the text.

May use prompts:

  • What is the topic? 
  • What is the author’s opinion? 
    What are some reasons they used? 

Then write a summary for your text.




What is Happening in 3/4 in 2022

Welcome to 2022, below you will the find the 3/4 Information Handbook for 2022 as well as the 3/4 information PowerPoint 2022.You will also yearly overview for 3/4s for 2022 and a copy of their weekly timetable.

3/4 information PowerPoint 2022:

3/4 Information Handbook for 2022:

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3/4 Yearly Overview 2022:

3/4 Weekly Timetable 2022:

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Suggested Tasks: 18/11/21

Here are some suggested tasks for students in 3/4 to practise independently at home:


Today you will work on independent reading and writing a reading response. You should spend about 20-30 minutes reading, and then about 15 minutes writing down your thinking. Your reading response should include the title and author, a short summary, and your own thinking. It could include predictions, connections, questions, what you liked or disliked, or what you think the author did well. Here are some suggestions for what to read:


Today you can choose a topic and do some personal writing. If you are looking for a story idea, you can use the image here to inspire you!

We have been learning about how to use short, sharp sentences, and long sentences to have an impact. When you finish writing, reread your work and see how many short and how many long sentences you have used.


Today for maths it is time to practise your skip counting or multiplication facts. Choose the pattern you are working on, and how you would like to practise.

  • Whisper count – count the ‘in between’ numbers in a whisper and then say the pattern number out loud (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 etc)
  • Use an online interactive 100 grid or number line to practise the pattern. (Here are some examples: link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4)
  • Set a timer and write out the pattern. See how far you can get in one minute then aim to beat your own score.
  • Sing the pattern to a fun tune and make up actions.
  • Find a counting song (there are many available online) that you like and put it on and sing along to practise.
  • Draw an array with rows of the pattern number and write the counting pattern down the side of each row.

You might want to try this website to practice your skip counting pattern:

Or practice multiplication facts here:


Remember this blog has lots of ideas and activities that we did during remote and flexible learning. Click on these links to see science, Friday fun, mindfulness or physical activities.

You can also visit some of our other school blogs for ideas:


Thunderstorm GIF - Thunderstorm - Discover & Share GIFs

Morning 3/4s. Whoa what a night of wild weather. First there was the amazing thunder and some of the biggest bolts of lightning. Then there was that wild wind. Nice to be tacked in, nice and warm inside.

How do you go? How did your pets handle it?

2018: the 8 biggest moments in climate change | Climate Council

Your lessons for today are:

Make sure you upload your reading, writing and maths to OneNote. You can also add other images and work from the other lessons. If you don’t know how, read the instructions on this blog page, or check with your teacher.