BtN – Space Rock

Watch the following BtN video and answer the following questions on lined paper. Remember to answer in full sentences and use your best spelling and punctuation.

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3693796.htm

Questions
1. A meteor recently exploded above what country?
2. Describe the damage that was caused by the meteor.
3. The force of the meteor that recently exploded was 20 times bigger than an ________ bomb.
4. How are asteroids, meteoroids and comets different?
5. What are meteoroids and asteroids generally made from?
6. Between what two planets would you normally find asteroids?
a. Mars and Jupiter
b. Earth and Mars
c. Saturn and Uranus
7. When a meteoroid enters the Earth’s atmosphere it’s called a _____________.
8. How are meteorites valuable to scientists?
9. Many scientists believe that a major collision between asteroids and the Earth 66 million years ago contributed to the extinction of what species?
10. What was surprising about this story?

BtN – Space Suit

Watch the following BtN video and answer the following questions as a comment to this post. Remember to answer in full sentences and use your best spelling and punctuation. Good luck :)

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s2857386.htm

1. Write a short summary of this BtN story.

2. What are some of the disadvantages of the space suits being used at the moment?

3. How is the Biosuit different to the older ones?

4. How does the body change in the weightlessness of space?

5. On a mission to Mars that takes about two and a half years, you would come back with the hip bones of a __________.

6. How does osteoporosis affect bones?

7. How does the suit help prevent it?

8. The pretend spaceship shown in the BtN story is called the ___________.

9. Illustrate an aspect of the BtN story in your reading book.

10. What do you understand more clearly since watching Space suit story?

BtN – Debating Championships

 

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Watch the BtN video and post a quality comment with the answers to the questions below .

1. The teams debating in the BtN story were competing in the…
2. In your own words, describe what a debate is.
3. How many speakers are there on each debating team?
4. How long did the students get to prepare their argument?
5. How can you make a good argument?
6. Who won the debate?
7. What advice do the students give about debating?
8. How does debating help students with their school work?
9. How can it help with different jobs?
10. What was surprising about this story?

BtN – Ocean Rubbish

Watch the BtN video ‘Ocean Rubbish’. Complete the questions below and post your answers as a quality comment. Be ready to share you answers!
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1. Explain the Ocean Rubbish story to another student.
2. How many pieces of plastic end up in the world’s oceans every day?
3. How does plastic get into the ocean?
4. What can happen when plastics stay in the water for a long time?
5. What are microplastics?
6. Why are they harmful?
7. What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?
8. Explain Boyan Slat’s idea to clean up the garbage patch.
9. Illustrate an aspect of the Ocean Rubbish story.
10. What can be done to prevent plastics from reaching the oceans?

Watch the BtN video ‘Nepal Revisited’. Complete the questions below and post your answers as a quality comment. Be ready to share you answers!

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1. Before you watch this story record what you know about
earthquakes.
2. What magnitude was the earthquake in Nepal?
3. Describe the devastation the earthquake caused.
4. What is the top layer of the earth called?
5. What are tectonic plates?
6. Where do most earthquakes occur?
7. Tectonic plates often move at a very __________ rate.
8. Why are big earthquakes not as likely to occur in Australia?
9. What do people in Nepal need help with?
10. How did this story make you feel?

BtN – Nepal Earthquake

1.Before you watch this story record what you know about
earthquakes.
Watch the BtN video below and then answer the questions as a quality comment.
Nepal Earthquake

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4226597.htm
2. What magnitude was the earthquake in Nepal?
3. Describe the devastation the earthquake caused.
4. What is the top layer of the earth called?
5. What are tectonic plates?
6. Where do most earthquakes occur?
7. Tectonic plates often move at a very __________ rate.
8. Why are big earthquakes not as likely to occur in Australia?
9. What do people in Nepal need help with?
10. How did this story make you feel?

BtN – Asian Century

Screen Shot 2015-05-14 at 2.07.56 pmWatch the clip twice. Write at least sentence length answers as a comment to this post. You may want to extend your answers out to a paragraph if you feel you need to explain in more detail.

  1. Why should Australian children learn an Asian language?
  1. The Asian century is coming. Describe one change happening in Asian countries.
  1. Why is being close to Asia good for Australia?
  1. What are the main languages Australians should learn?
  1. What problems must be overcome to teach Asian languages in Australia?
  1. What is the main idea of the BTN clip?