Reflection about your Solar Boat experience

We will be able to follow a criteria.

We will be able to write an honest reflection.

I can ensure my book has the required elements to be successful.

I can use the 6 thinking hats and group pie graph to guide my reflection


6 Hats Reflection:

White/information/facts: If you were to do this project again, what information would you like to have before you begin?

Red/feelings: what emotions did you feel and why? Choose 3. What events contributed to these feelings?

Yellow/positives: What did you enjoy about Solar Boats, what were the great/fun/interesting things?

Black/negatives: What things did you find difficult/challenging about Solar Boats and why?

Green/changes: If you were to do Solar Boats again, what would you change? How would you like to prepare grade 5 students for Solar Boats?

Blue/ summaries/conclusions: This is a section for you to add your final thoughts about solar boats.


Researching your letter


These are links, if you click they should open in a new tab for you. Please make sure you are using your text navigation skills and are using the links, tabs and menu bars to help you find information.

My Avatar

Thank you to: for the fantastic Avatar building site!

This is my avatar! Do you think it looks like me? Haha, maybe not quite.

So, why did I choose feathers in my hair, wings, an underwater scene?

My shirt is purple, it’s my favourite colour.
A black skirt matches with nearly everything.
A pony tail for my hair is relaxed and fuss free.
Purple converse, I just wish I had a pair!
Feathers in my hair to represent my love for birds and our native wildlife.
The wings show that I would love to fly and that I love the beautiful, little things in life.
An underwater scene represents my favourite memory- snorkeling off the QLD coast with colourful fish and turtles.
And my happy smile to top it all off!

Australian Gold Rush- Attributing a photo.

Gold diggings, Ararat, Victoria, by Edwin Stocqueler, 1854

Found on: on 22/03/2017





The water trickles through the mud and sludge. The stench of stale bodies, sweat and wet earth fills the air. Gravel, stones and water slosh in pans and cradles. Picks hack at the mud and shale. The calls of miners ring out around the valley- Irish, English, Chinese, American accents mingle.

All are looking for the glint. The glint of the ever elusive gold.

Series and Parallel… What’s the difference?

In order to successfully wire your Solar Boat, you will need to use one or both of these types of circuits. They have different functions, wiring and situations when it would be better to use a series or a parallel circuit.

Understanding the difference is one of the most challenging aspects of Solar Boats.

I will understand the difference between series and parallel circuits

I will be able to explain the difference to my other team members. 

I will be able to wire my boat using series and parallel circuits.

Have a look at this link.

Here’s a video you can watch on my computer or at home (it’s on YouTube :()

Blog Comment Guidelines

Today we will be talking about, brainstorming, investigating blog comments.


We will understand what makes a quality blog comment.
I can explain how to leave a quality blog comment.  

This will involve you researching on the internet, looking back through your own blog and other student blogs. What do you see that you  like? What don’t you like? Why? What sort of comments would you like to leave and what sort of comments do you want people to leave for you?

Here are some links for you to consider:

Solar Boat design research

Today we began investigating boat and hull design. We were using Cornell notes to collect our information.

We will be able to collect information about boat hull design.

I can use Cornell notes to record information about hull design. 

We looked at Google images and got some good ideas and we also had a quick look at boat safe, which had kid friendly language.

The website that had the most useful information was this one: johnnosscience

when you are researching, please take the time to watch the videos and to click on the links and then the links on the links!

Record any new words, terms, language in your Cornell notes. Remember you can add images, sketches, diagrams and definitions of new words also.