Stage 3 Museum
Are you interested in detail or the big picture? In warfare or dolls? There was something for everyone in yesterday’s Stage 3 Museum.
Term 4, 2021 This term, Stage 3 has been studying about Asia in HSIE and microorganisms in Science. Today 5/6S and 5/6C held an exhibition to show their 3D models of Asian artefacts and scaled models of microorganisms. The students really engaged in the tasks and it was wonderful to see how detailed their understanding of the topic was after creating the models. There was a general sense of pride in their workmanship and a desire to share their learning with their peers. As part of the projects students have been required to present their findings through a verbal and visual presentation. Student Reflections "I really enjoy doing craft and painting and I had some experience in making models so that is how I decided to make a diorama of Mt Fuji. It is a dormant volcano and it was really fun to make." Mia "I made a samurai sword after learning that this sword was developed as an improvement on arrows (these sometimes run out) and daggers (to use this effectively you need to be close to your enemy). The samurai sword is long which gives some advantage. I enjoyed sharing what I had learnt with the class." Shaianne "The Tale of Genji is one of the oldest know narratives from Japan, written in 1010AD. When it was first written it would have been presented in a scroll. I really enjoy reading so I was interested in this idea." Addison "Mr Leeuwenhoek discovered bacteria and made several observations about it after noticing bacteria on people's teeth and that vinegar and salt got rid of these small moving things. I made my model of bacteria out of clay which was quite frustrating as it kept falling apart." Sophie "For my microorganism model I made a regular virus from a foam ball which I cut a segment out of to show the inside structure. I had great fun making it but I also managed to burn my fingers with the glue!" Ella