Reflection on Adaptations Project

Reflection:

Section 1

In Term 2 2017 we did Adaptations of Animals/Plants in Australia. Towards the end of term, we were told to do a project in a partnership my partner was http://emilyx2016.global2.vic.edu.au/ and the animal that we had to do was The Greater Bilby.

I think that we did a good job at covering most points/categories (Information Report, Annotated Diagram, Model, Experiment, Presentation and Collaborative Skills) in a Project. Something that I think we should have done when presenting is shown the class a little bit of our experiment or videoed us doing the experiment.

 

3 Facts I found Interesting or Surprising

  1. At six months of age the female bilby can physically breed
  2. That the bilby has many Entries and Exits to its borrows
  3. That there eye sight is not very good

2 Understandings you now have

  1. That you can be a marsupial and a mammal
  2. That the bilby can breed at a very young age (6 months)

1 Wondering you still have

  1. I still wonder if the bilbies will kill there young if they can’t get food

 

Section 2

The most important things I learnt were to make sure I checked in with my partner so we both knew where we were up to. I learnt this by beginning the project and not knowing what my partner was doing and my partner not knowing what I was doing. With what I have learnt about teamwork and always checking in with my partner, in the future with what I have learnt when I am doing a team project or debate or anything that involves a group. I will be sure to always check in with my group so I always know where they are up to and to tell them at the start of the project that Teamwork is always the number 1 thing that every group needs.

9 worded Poems about Animals

Tigers

Black Orange

Hunt Pounce Growl

Animals Meat

Tigers

Elephant

Large Gray

Tusks Trunks Tail

Fruit Watermelon

Elephant

Butterfly

Small Cute

Pink Blue Purple

Pretty Delicate

Butterfly

Giraffes

Tall Big

Legs Neck Tail

Trees Carrots

Giraffes

Zebras

Black White

Small Short Fat

Grass Weeds

Zebras

Seal

Grey Black

Whiskers Ears Flippers

Short Long

Seal

Penguin

Black White

Empire Playful Energetic

Small Tall

Penguin

Meerkat

Observant Tall

Termites Bugs Insects

Quick Fast

Meerkat

Panda

Black White

Sleep Eat Sleep

Plants Bamboo

Panda

Lion

Brown Dark

Tail Teeth Mane

Zebra Buffalo

Lion

Kangaroos

Tail Pouch

Boomers Flyers Joeys

Plants Grass

Kangaroos

Horses

Tail Tall

Hay Carrots Apples

Brown White

Horses

BTN-#8-Recycling

The video I watched today was about Recycling.

In this video, I learnt about how much rubbish was going into tips and that if we spread out all the rubbish in the tips around Victoria it would cover the whole of Victoria. Australia is the second biggest producer of rubbish in the world. Each year each Australian throws out 700kg of rubbish most of it being landfill. Rubbish can be sorted into different groups e.g., food and drink packets in one and zip lock bags and plastic cutlery in another. There are different bins that each family in Australia has. Green bin for stuff from the garden and food scraps that can be turned into compost. A yellow bin for paper, cardboard, glass and even rigid plastics this bin is used for Recyclables. Lastly, the Red bin is used for rubbish that goes to the tip. It can take up to hundreds of years for rubbish to break down in tips. Be sure that you are using containers and not rubbish e.g. glad wrap are zip lock bags.

  • What are ways that you can stop land fill?
  • How does the rubbish break down in tips?

This video gave me a better perspective/understanding on how many things go into landfill each year.