In the last four weeks we have been doing our Inquiry project on Migration. My topic I chose to research was Policies in particular the Visa Department. The most important thing I learnt is that not everyone who applies for a visa, gets a visa. I enjoyed making my imovie but it was hard when I missed a day of filming so I was a bit behind. I think the imovie turned out Ok but there is still a lot of improvements that can be made. Next time I need to organize my timing for everything and try not to miss any days for Inquiry. Have a look at my finished product:
Yesterday we went to the Immigration Museum in the city. We learnt all about how, when and why people migrated to Australia. We got split into groups and got put into sections in the Museum. While we were there we looked at three types of boats the people immigrated from and the time differences. We interviewed computer generated images of people who wanted to migrate to Australia, We also tried the dictation test, which by the way is REALLYhard. I used my time well to put most of the information on the little passport we got given. I now realise that migrating from a different country isn’t as easy as I thought it was. When we left the museum we went to the Sandridge Bridge. In 2006 the government put glass casing around the bridge to see how many people migrated from their country to Australia. The glass wall showed that there were more immigrants from Italy then there were Vietnam. I wonder why there were a lot of immigrants from Italy and not in a war like country like Vietnam? I wonder if the bigger the country is, the more people migrate from it to go to a less populated country like Australia. What country do you think has the most people leave to go to Australia?
Yesterday Mũi Mũi came and talked to us about her migration story. She came to Australia from Vietnam to escape the Communists. Mũi Mũi and her family got ripped off so many times ( paid boat people, they didn’t come) it was hard to believe. She eventually got on a boat and escaped Vietnam for good. She got chased by 3 pirate ships and they escaped. When they were about to drown, a German cargo ship saved them. They went to Indonesia and got put in a detention camp, and had 4 meters of space for their family. The papers to migrate to Australia got lost over the seas. They had another interview to migrate to Australia and they got accepted. The first thing Mũi Mũi ate in Australia was McDonald’s Filet o Fish. Then she settled into life in Australia! I wonder how she survived on just dried rice and beef? If you had to migrate, where would you migrate to and why?
Today we finally presented our Sleek Geek Videos, and they were not bad. Sleek Geeks was a show on the ABC and was run by Karl Kruszelnicki and Adam Spencer, the show finished in 2010 but every year has a competition for the best scientific video to be sent in to win a prize of $10,000 and a trip to Sydney to present the video. In my group I had Noah and Tess, our question we had to answer was why does your tongue stick to cold objects? I am proud to finish the video in the time slot given and that’s an achievement there. A challenge was getting all the props to make it like a real broadcast. We used Imovie to film the movie and we had to do so many retakes, it wasn’t funny. Here is the video we worked so hard on:
Hello world! If you had to pick a natural disaster witch would it be? I chose a Avalanche that destroyed Thredbo and killed 18 people. I’m really proud how I presented it and I found challenging was that we did’t have much time to finish so it might be a bit rushed. Next time I do something like this I am going to do something more challenging because a newspaper article is a bit easy. Here is a photo of my piece:
Do you like doing experiments? A guy named Charlie came from Hands on Science and did really good experiment’s with the seniors today. His purpose was to teach us experiments that linked with natural phenomena like Tornadoes, Cyclones and Tsunamis. There were 5 experiment´to do and the best experiment was saved for last. Charlie made a model volcano EXPLODE! The lid went flying off and little bubbles were floating to the top of the bucket.
Here is a video to make a model volcano and erupt it:
Today we went to see the juniors dioramas, and boy they were brilliant! They spent hours and hours picking up information left and right and it finally their hard work payed off! My sister did her project on a dingo and as you can see it’s good! All of them were brilliant and had got put lots of effort into make the final product!