On Monday, all 3/4 classes traveled on a bus to the Melbourne Museum. We went to the Museum and IMAX cinema because we are studying Our Earth. Our big question to answer is “How does the Earth work and what can we do to care for it?”
When we arrived, we split up into our Inquiry Workshops groups before we went on a small wander around the Museum. At the beginning of term, each 3/4 student was allowed to choose a workshop to complete to learn about whichever part of the Earth they were most interested in. The workshops we were allowed to choose from were; Mythology/Astrology, Natural Disasters, Evolution/Animal Habitats, Dinosaurs, Geology and The Big Bang/Space.
We then had booked sessions to attend so half of us went to the galleries and the other half of the group had snack outside. The exhibits we were booked in to visit were Dynamic Earth, 600 Million Years: Victoria Evolves, First Peoples & Dinosaur Walk.
Miss Fraser took the Dinosaurs group. In our free time to wander around, we went to the Mind, Marine Life, Bugs Alive & the Wild exhibits. We were booked in to the Dinosaur Walk. We saw many interesting fossils and dinosaur bones.
After the Museum, we went to IMAX cinema to watch the film ‘The Earth Wins’. The movie was a documentary showing what the natural forces of Earth are capable of. We saw images Hurricane Katrina and the bushfires of Black Saturday in Kinglake which was quite sad but made us more aware of the devastating impact that natural disasters can have.
We have enjoyed the opportunity to learn about what we’re interested in this term and hope to do more of it next term.