INQUIRY


What roles and responsibilites do people in our community have and why are they important to me and my community?
Southland District Council - find out what our local council does! 
Local government information resources about councils (roles, elections etc)
READING RESEARCH: NZ Shipwrecks

HOW CAN I BE A GREAT LEARNER?
What are your SMARTS? Find out by taking the test. Read about the different smarts here too!
Fuel Up Challenge - a little activity to see if you eat the right foods for playing sport!
Why Water is the Best! find out why water is the best drink for our bodies
Five Food Groups what are the healthy foods to eat each day?
Harold the Giraffe - Life Education NZ website - try the Food Aim game about healthy eating
5+ a Day - healthy eating advice website - check out the For Kids pages

WHY DO I NEED TO LOOK AFTER MY PLANET, EARTH?
This is a science based inquiry - we will be investigating the natural resources of Planet Earth - our class focus will be on water.
WATER IS MAGIC WEBQUEST - has pictures, diagrams, information, quiz questions and activities - see Mrs Coyle to get the activity booklet
Water Quiz For Kids - from the NZ Science Kids website
Fun water facts - also from the NZ Science Kids website
Facts about Soil and Water - info and conservation tips
Water Science for Schools - from the US Geological Survey site -water cycle, uses, conserving, info, photos, quiz etc
Help a village build a water pump - a virtual journey in which you can visit and help a village in Ethiopia, Nepal or Ghana
Thirstin's Water word scramble game - give this a go and see what you know about water
Thirstin's Water Facts matching game - another interactive game to see what you know
Groundwater and Water Cycle diagram
Explore Estuaries - find out about estuaries at this site
What's Wrong With This Picture? - an interactive picture about water use around the home

HOW CAN I KEEP MYSELF HEALTHY AND SAFE?
Kiwi families: School age food and nutrition ideas: Healthy eating advice: breakfast/lunch/water etc
Kids Health Home Page: all sorts of information about food, physical health, safety etc.
SafeKids NZ: tips for safety in a range of activities or places
Electrical Safety: a quiz you can take and other ames or information (kids - ask parents/teacher first before entering personal details for quiz)
Water Safety NZ: some videos about water safety
Why Water is the Best! find out why water is the best drink for our bodies
Road Safety Tips for Kids the NZ Transport Agency has advice about walking, biking and car safety
Bike Wise Cycle Safety tips for all cyclists
What is a Balanced Diet for Kids? NZ Families website article
Five Food Groups what are the healthy foods to eat each day?
Harold the Giraffe - Life Education NZ website - try the Food Aim game about healthy eating
5+ a Day - healthy eating advice website - check out the For Kids pages
Fire Safety at Home - click on the side menu for fire safety advice in other places too
Seat-belts - who invented the 3-point seat-belt?

WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE WE?
How would my life be the same or different if I lived in another country?
Perhaps these websites will help you with finding info about your chosen country...

National Geographic for Kids - explore countries of the world
Birthday Celebrations Around the World - read about different traditions
Yahoo Kids - World Factbook - general information
Country Reports - a good range of lifestyle information
World Atlas - find your country of choice for all sorts of facts and figures

HOW DO CHANGES IN TECHNOLOGY AFFECT ME?   www.techthroughtime.wikispaces.com


ENERGY AND FORCES: How do energy and forces work and change my life?





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