Thursday, 27 September 2012

Topic Reflection Term 3

Energy –The Balance of Life

What is energy?
Energy is a source for many things like electrical energy, wind energy, solar energy, muscular energy, etc.

Where do humans get energy from?
Humans get their energy from food, healthy food, which has protein in it (fruits and vegetables)

1. What substance does a tree use for food?
a. photosynthesis                                                       b. chlorophyll

c. glucose                                                                   d. leaves

2. What four things does a tree need for photosynthesis? (highlight your answer in yellow)
b)_Carbon Dioxide____________

3. What causes a tree's leaves to appear green?

4. What signals a tree to preparing for winter?

a. The days become colder.
b. The weather becomes dry.
c. There are more rainy days.
d. There are fewer hours of sunlight.

5. How does a tree get water?

a. It makes water in its leaves.
b. It turns glucose into water.
c. It absorbs water through its roots.
d. It uses photosynthesis.

6.Why do a tree's leaves change colour in the fall?

a. The tree has less chlorophyll.
b. The tree has less water.
c. The tree has no leaves.
d. The tree is growing quickly before the winter sets in.

What is compost?
Compost is like a worm farm, but, compost is fertilizer, and it looks like dirt.

What are the things that you cannot put in a compost bin?

-  Bones
-  Ashes
-  Rubbish
-  Food waste
List 5 things that you can put in a compost bin.

  • Worm wee
  • Food scraps
  • Brown stuff (dead leaves)
  • Green stuff (fresh leaves)
  • Grass clippings

This term you have completed a group project about the roles, rights and responsibilities of how people maintain sustainable food sources.
Draw a flow chart that represents the responsibility that people have to maintain the food source your group researched this term.

Sustainability group topic (e.g pork farming):_Genetically Modified Food_
- Farmer plants genetically modified plants and gives it to the scientists.
- Scientists put DNA from another method into plant.
- DNA from a special bacteria, connects
with genetically modified plant (or food).
- Genetically modified food is in the markets.

Draw and label a picture that represents a healthy kai garden


  • What have you learnt about this topic?
I’ve learnt the kai garden needs to be like an ordinary garden.
  • What did you like about this topic?
I liked learning about the kai garden, taking photos of the process of making a kai garden, and presenting it to the parents.
  • What is your role in practicing sustainability for a balanced future - at home, at school, in my community?
My role at home is to keep safe, exercise at home for 30 minutes, cleaning the house so it could be nice and tidy, doing my homework and having fun with my family. My role at school is to finish my work regularly, try my best in the subjects, and using feedback from my teacher. My role with the community is picking up rubbish and keeping my community clean. My other role in my community to be sustainable is to get food that is good for me.

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