HOLLAND PARK STATE SCHOOL - YEAR 6 STUDENTS Gifted and Talented Education Committee presents Nomination Booklet for - Holland Park State ...

 
HOLLAND PARK STATE SCHOOL - YEAR 6 STUDENTS Gifted and Talented Education Committee presents Nomination Booklet for - Holland Park State ...
HOLLAND PARK STATE SCHOOL

 Gifted and Talented Education Committee
                 presents

         The 15th Excellence Expo

         Wednesday 11 September 2019

           Nomination Booklet
                   for
            YEAR 6 STUDENTS

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HOLLAND PARK STATE SCHOOL - YEAR 6 STUDENTS Gifted and Talented Education Committee presents Nomination Booklet for - Holland Park State ...
Holland Park State School
         Gifted and Talented Education Committee

Dear Students,

We take this opportunity to invite you to nominate in our school’s Excellence
Expo 2019.

Please visit the school website
https://hollandparkss.eq.edu.au/Curriculum/Excellenceprograms/Pages/Excell
enceprograms.aspx . Please take the time to read all categories as this is your
opportunity to demonstrate your unique gifts and talents in many or all of the
categories described in this nomination booklet. The list of categories and
nomination dates are on the next page.

The Gifted and Talented Education Committee looks forward to your
nominations and wishes you every success in your endeavours. As you pursue
excellence, we will proudly display all aspects of your endeavours at our
school’s 2019 Excellence Expo on Wednesday 11 September 2019, at 5:30pm.

We would like take this opportunity to thank you in advance for your
nominations.

Yours in Excellence,

Anthony Gribbin                  Gail Young
Principal                        Gifted Education Mentor (GEM)

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HOLLAND PARK STATE SCHOOL - YEAR 6 STUDENTS Gifted and Talented Education Committee presents Nomination Booklet for - Holland Park State ...
Gifted and Talented Education Committee

       The 15th Excellence Expo
   Wednesday 11 September 2019

     Official Ceremony at 5:30pm

               Categories:
              Instrumental Solo
                 Vocal Solo
               Public Speaking
                 Dance Solo
          Speaking Australian Verse
             Japanese Speaking
        Japanese for Native Speakers
                   Writing
                Mathematics
        Technologies – Design/Digital
                   Science
                Open Science
                  S.T.E.M.
                  The Arts
       Open Art – “The Great Outdoors”
                Asian Studies

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The Gifted and Talented Education Committee
invite all Prep 2019 parents as well as newly enrolled
students from year 1 to year 6 who have enrolled in
   2019 to an Excellence Expo sharing afternoon.

        Date:     Monday 24 June 2019
        Time:     3:00pm
        Venue:    PYW Classroom

            We look forward to seeing you

    HPSS Gifted and Talented Education Committee

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EXCELLENCE EXPO 2019
                     CATEGORIES AND NOMINATION AND ENTRY DATES
Category                Year level   Nomination                          Entries due
Instrumental Solo       Prep to 6    Nomination forms due at School      Judging date to be advised
                                     Office Friday 2 August
Vocal Solo              Prep to 6    Nomination forms due at School      Judging date to be advised
                                     Office Friday 2 August
Public Speaking         Prep to 6    Nomination forms due at School      Judging date to be advised
                                     Office Friday 2 August
Dance Solo              Prep to 6    Nomination forms due at School      Judging date to be advised
                                     Office Friday 2 August
Speaking Australian     Prep to 6    Nomination forms due at School      Judging date to be advised
Verse                                Office Friday 2 August
Japanese Speaking       Prep to 6    Nomination forms due at School      Judging date to be advised
                                     Office Friday 2 August
Japanese for Native     Prep to 6
                                     Nomination forms due at School
Speakers
                                     Office Friday 2 August
Writing                 Prep to 6    Completed at school                 Entries due Friday
                                                                         9 August and are to be placed in
                                                                         labelled year level boxes in the E
                                                                         Block Staffroom.
Mathematics             Prep to 6    Completed at school                 Entries due Monday 19 August and
                                                                         are to be placed in labelled year
                                                                         level boxes in the E Block
                                                                         Staffroom.
Technologies –          Prep to 6    Completed at school                 Entries due Friday 9 August to be
Design/Digital                                                           delivered by classroom teachers to
                                                                         the Library on Monday 12 August
                                                                         between 9:00-11:00am.
Science                 Prep to 6    Completed at school                 Entries due date Tuesday 3
                                                                         September and will be collected
                                                                         between 8:30am-9:30am in F1
                                                                         LOTE Room.
Open Science            Prep to 6    Nominations due Friday 28 June at   Entries due date Tuesday 3
                                     admin                               September and will be collected
                                                                         between 8:30am-9:30am in F1
                                                                         LOTE Room.
S.T.E.M. (Science,      Prep to 6    Completed at school                 Entries due date Monday 26
Technology,                                                              August and will be collected
Engineering,                                                             between 8:30am – 9:30am H
Mathematics)                                                             Block, Classroom H6.

The Arts                Prep to 6    Completed at school                 Entries due Thursday 5 September
                                                                         and will be collected between
                                                                         8.30am - 9.30am in E Block
                                                                         Staffroom.
Open Art – “The Great   Prep to 6    Nominations due Friday 28 June at   Entries due Thursday 5 September
                                     Admin                               and will be collected between
Outdoors”
                                                                         8.30-9.30am in E Block staff room
Asian Studies           Prep to 6    Completed at school                 Entries due Thursday 5 September
                                                                         and will be collected between
                                                                         8.30am - 9.30am under D Block
                                                                         (OSHC).

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Holland Park State School Excellence Expo 2019

                           Instrumental (Solo) - Prep to Year 6
You can perform your own choice of music on any musical instrument. You must provide your
own instrument (excluding piano or drum kit).

Your performance will be judged on:
 Correct fingering technique (if applicable)
 Reading the music (if using music)
 Phrasing of the melody line
 Playing in correct time
 Texture/dynamics
 Posture

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Please bring this form to your performance if you received additional assistance.

                                Additional Assistance Form
Parents and mentors are encouraged to help students with ideas, suggestions and provide
support. However, the completed work needs to be that of the student who has entered.

I have helped ___________________________ with their ‘instrumental’ entry in the following
ways:

Parent/mentor signature: ________________________

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Please return this form to the school office no later than Friday 2 August 2019.

                                       Instrumental Nomination

Name _______________________________________________ Class _________

Instrument __________________________________________________________

Title of chosen piece ___________________________________________________

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                                 Vocal (Solo) - Prep to Year 6

You can perform your own choice of song.

Your performance will be judged on:
 Singing in tune
 Phrasing of the melody line
 Singing in correct time
 Texture/dynamics
 Posture and presentation

Please note:
 You may sing unaccompanied.
 If using a USB (MP3/MP4 format) for accompaniment you must bring it on your performance day
    and it must contain instrumental accompaniment only.

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Please bring this form to your performance if you received additional assistance.

                                       Additional Assistance Form

Parents and mentors are encouraged to help students with ideas, suggestions and provide support.
However, the completed work needs to be that of the student who has entered.

I have helped ___________________________ with their ‘vocal’ entry in the following way/s:

Parent/mentor signature: ________________________

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Please return this form to the school office no later than Friday 2 August 2019.

                                            Vocal Nomination

Name ________________________________________________ Class _________

Title of chosen piece ____________________________________________________

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                          Public Speaking - Prep to Year 6

Students are to present a speech on a topic of their own choice.

Your speech will be judged on:
 Script Structure – Linking of key ideas
 Audience – mood, appeal, empathy, contact
 Preparation – palm cards, notes
 Vocal Impact – fluency
 Visual Impact – gestures, stance, eye contact, use of aids

Prep should speak for one minute (judges will strictly adhere to the time).
Years 1 - 3 should speak for two minutes (judges will strictly adhere to the time).
Years 4 – 7 should speak for three minutes (judges will strictly adhere to the time).

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  Please bring this form to your performance if you received additional assistance.
 Students may use palm cards or memorise their public speaking. A4 pages should not be read

                                      Additional Assistance Form

Parents and mentors are encouraged to help students with ideas, suggestions and provide
support. However, the completed work needs to be that of the student who has entered.

I have helped ___________________________ with their ‘public speaking’ entry in the following
ways:

Parent/mentor signature: ________________________

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Please return this form to the school office no later than Friday 2 August 2019.

                                  Public Speaking Nomination Form

Name: ___________________________________________ Class: _________

Topic: __________________________________________________________

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GENERIC SPEAKING TASK ASSESSMENT CRITERIA                           NAME:                                       CLASS:               DATE:

Task:

Purpose:
                Assessable Elements                                              Rating
Criteria
                A                                       B   C (competency)                                           D   E
                    Deep understanding of topic if          Cohesive and sequenced script                                 Script developed and related to topic
                     appropriate                             Linking of ideas                                              Evidence of some sequence of script.
                    Detailed, cohesive script               Content/research addressed as per task                        Task requirements attempted
  Script            Effective linking of key ideas           requirements
Structure           Coverage of key elements                All task requirements addressed
                     addressed to a high level
                    All task requirements addressed
                     thoroughly

                    Engaged the audience to a high          Engaged the audience                                          Engagement attempted
Audience
                     standard                                Connected with audience
   (Mood,           Audience response clear and
   appeal,
  empathy,
                     positive
   contact,         Highly rehearsed

                   Palm cards/notes or                      Rehearsal of presentation evident                             Familiar with topic
                    memorisation used effectively as         Palm cards/notes or memorisation featured as per
Preparati
   on
                    per task requirements                     task requirements

                   Aspects of fluency addressed to a       Appropriate fluency used:                                       Elements of fluency evident
   Vocal            high standard                            Pace
  Impact                                                     Integration of pitch, stress, pausing and intonation
                                                             Volume
                    Eye contact was used to a high          Eye contact appropriately used                                Eye contact attempted
                     standard                                Used stance appropriately                                     Stance attempted
  Visual
  Impact            Stood confidently with sense of
 ( Gestures,         a presence
 stance, eye
   contact,
                    Gestures used to enhance if
 use of aids)        appropriate
                    Aids used to enhance if
                     appropriate

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                                            Dance – Solo

                                          Prep to Year 6

You can perform your own choice of dance. Routines may be choreographed by students or dance
teachers.

Your performance will be judged on:
 Choreography and use of space
 Interpretation and use of appropriate music
 Technique
 Presentation and performance skills.

Please note:
 You must provide your own music on a USB (MP3/MP4 format) and bring it on the day of your
     performance
 Please limit dance routines to 3 minutes.

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Please bring this form to your performance if you received additional assistance.

                                       Additional Assistance Form

Parents and mentors are encouraged to help students with ideas, suggestions and provide support.

I have helped ___________________________ with their ‘solo dance’ entry in the following ways:

Parent/mentor signature: ________________________

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Please return this form to the school office no later than Friday 2 August 2019.

                                           Dance Nomination

Name ________________________________________________ Class _________

Type of Dance ________________________________________________________

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                                     Speaking Australian Verse
                                   (Traditional or Contemporary)
                                            Prep to Year 6

    Your recitation will be judged on:
     Script Structure – Linking of key ideas
     Audience – mood, appeal, empathy, contact
     Preparation – palm cards, notes
     Vocal Impact – fluency
     Visual Impact – gestures, stance, eye contact, use of aids

    Prep should speak for one minute (judges will strictly adhere to the time).
    Years 1 - 3 should speak for two minutes (judges will strictly adhere to the time).
    Years 4 – 7 should speak for three minutes (judges will strictly adhere to the time).

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    Please bring this form to your performance if you received additional assistance.

                                          Additional Assistance Form

    Parents and mentors are encouraged to help students with ideas, suggestions and provide
    support. However, the completed work needs to be that of the student who has entered.

    I have helped ___________________________ with their ‘speaking Australian verse’ entry in the
    following ways:

    Parent/mentor signature: ________________________

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    Please return this form to the school office no later than Friday 2 August 2019.

                                    Speaking Australian Verse Nomination

    Name: __________________________________________ Class: _________

    Title of Verse: ___________________________________________________

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SPEAKING AUSTRALIAN VERSE TASK ASSESSMENT CRITERIA                                  NAME:                                CLASS:                             DATE:

Task:

Purpose:
                Assessable Elements                                              Rating
Criteria
                A                                       B   C (competency)                                           D            E
                    Script is an Australian verse           Script is an Australian verse                                          Script developed and related to topic
                    Deep understanding of topic if          Cohesive and sequenced script                                          Evidence of some sequence of script.
                     appropriate                             Linking of ideas                                                       Task requirements attempted
                    Detailed, cohesive script               Content/research addressed as per task
  Script
Structure           Effective linking of key ideas           requirements
                    Coverage of key elements                All task requirements addressed
                     addressed to a high level
                    All task requirements addressed
                     thoroughly
                    Engaged the audience to a high          Engaged the audience                                                   Engagement attempted
Audience
                     standard                                Connected with audience
   (Mood,           Audience response clear and
   appeal,
  empathy,
                     positive
   contact,         Highly rehearsed

                   Palm cards/notes or                      Rehearsal of presentation evident                                      Familiar with topic
                    memorisation used effectively as         Palm cards/notes or memorisation featured as per
Preparati
   on
                    per task requirements                     task requirements

                   Aspects of fluency addressed to a       Appropriate fluency used:                                                Elements of fluency evident
   Vocal            high standard                            Pace
  Impact                                                     Integration of pitch, stress, pausing and intonation
                                                             Volume
                    Eye contact was used to a high          Eye contact appropriately used                                         Eye contact attempted
                     standard                                Used stance appropriately                                              Stance attempted
  Visual
  Impact            Stood confidently with sense of
 ( Gestures,         a presence
 stance, eye
   contact,
                    Gestures used to enhance if
 use of aids)        appropriate
                    Aids used to enhance if
                     appropriate

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Holland Park State School Excellence Expo 2019

                               Japanese Speaking – Year 6

        Task 1. Memorise the speech below.
             2. Answer questions about the content in full Japanese sentences

             The speech is to be presented without palm cards.

      Your speech will be judged according to the following criteria:
          (Please ask Mrs Powell if you have any questions)

                   Naturalness (correct rhythm, emphasis, pronunciation and intonation)
                   Clarity
                   Grammatical accuracy of information given
                   Ability to respond to questions in Japanese

Konnichiwa.                                        Hello.
 Watashi/ Boku wa ___________ desu.                My name is _______________.
 Yuuenchi ga suki desu.                            I like theme parks.
 Umi mo suki desu.                                 I also like the beach.
 Nichiyoubi ni kazoku to umi ni ikimasu.           On Sundays I go there with my family
 Doyoubi ni okaasan to souji o shimasu.            On Saturdays I clean with Mum.
 Mata tomodachi no uchi ni mo ikimasu.             I also go to my friend’s place.
 Tokidoki mise ni aruite ikimasu.                  Sometimes we walk to the shops.
 Eiga o mimasu. Benkyou mo shimasu.                We watch movies. We also do study.
 Sushi o tabemasu. Daisuki desu.                   We eat sushi. We really like it.
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Please return this form to the Office no later than Friday 2 August 2019.

                              Japanese Speaking Nomination – Year 6

Name: ________________________________________________ Class: _________________

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                                 Japanese for Native Speakers

    Please present a simple speech about an event in your life. This can be either real or made up.

  The speech should be no longer than 1-2 minutes and must be presented without
  palm cards.

        Your speech will be judged according to the following criteria:
              Please ask Mrs Powell if you have any questions)

                       Naturalness (correct rhythm, emphasis, pronunciation and intonation)
                       Clarity
                       Grammatical accuracy of information given
                       Ability to respond to questions in Japanese

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    Please bring this form on the day of your speech if you received outside assistance.

                                        Additional Assistance Form

Parents and mentors are encouraged to help students with ideas, suggestions and support. However,
the completed work needs to be that of the student who has entered.

I have helped ___________________________ with their ‘Japanese for native speakers’ entry in the
following ways:

Parent/mentor signature: _______________________________

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    Please return this form to the school office no later than Friday 2 August 2019.

                                        Japanese for Native Speakers

       Name: ________________________________________________ Class: _________________

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                                          Writing – Year 6

                                       Prepared at School

                                 Write a short Narrative Story

Curriculum Task: Students are to write a short narrative story

Text Features:
The narrative should :
Follow the narrative structure
Have a clear setting
Have well defined characters – two to three
Have a clearly defined problem or complication(s)
A recognizable theme
Have a title that reflects the story theme

Language Features:
Demonstrate a use of paragraphs
Include interesting noun and verb groups
Include figurative Language
Correct punctuation , spelling and grammar used throughout
Uses a variety of sentences – simple-compound- complex)

Task Conditions:
      20 mins planning
      40 mins writing
      20 mins editing and proof reading

       Writing entries are due Friday 9 August and are to be placed in year level boxes in the
                                         E Block Staffroom

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                                      Mathematics – Year 6

                                          Rodeo Round Up

                                         Prepared at School

Curriculum Task: You are to plan a trip to the Longreach rodeo for the Richmond family.
Use the timetables and cost information to justify choices made in terms of travel options to get to this
event.

The completed work should include:
  the mode of transport
  departure and arrival times for each transport mode
  duration of travel
  cost of travel
  the “not to be missed events”

Presentation:
Must be an A4 booklet

     Mathematics entries are due on Monday 19 August and are to be placed with the year level
                                  signage in E Block Staffroom.

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                                    Technologies – Digital – Year 6

                                            Prepared at School

                                Holiday Destination App - Unplugged

Curriculum Task: Design a holiday destination app (unplugged) suitable for a specific target audience
that is designed to solve a specific problem.

The holiday app will be presented in the form of a booklet and includes:

   1.    Collect and validate data from a range of sources
   2.    Uses the data collected to assist in making judgement to inform App design
   3.    User interface matches the target audience
   4.    Selects specific and appropriate design ideas for the audience, location and problem (e.g. flight
         timetable, accommodation, GPS on and/or offline, tours and discounts)
   5.    Informative, visually appealing, user friendly and engaging screens
   6.    Easy to use navigation features
   7.    Correct and detailed algorithm
   8.    Clearly negotiates and justifies criteria for success, including sustainability considerations, and
         use these to judge the suitability of their ideas, solutions and processes.

           Digital Technology entries are to be completed in the classroom by Friday 9 August.

        Entries to be delivered by classroom teachers to the Library on Monday 12 August between
                                               9:00-11:00am

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                     Years 6 Science Investigation- Year level or OPEN

                                          Prepared at School

        You have a CHOICE! You can do a year level investigation that is the class Science
                    Investigation OR you can choose a topic of your choice.

     YEAR LEVEL INVESTIGATION:                 You are to design an investigation that tests
     Bill’s claim:
     All the changes that occur to materials because of heating can be reversed through
     cooling.

     Use the planning booklet the class teacher will provide to complete this Scientific
     Report.
     Final Report is the A4 booklet with a cover page.

     OPEN INVESTIGATION:                You are to design an investigation your own
     investigation.
     Think of a great Science question to investigate and use the planning sheet provided by
     your class teacher.
     Keep a Science Journal as you complete this project.
     Present your final report as an A4 booklet.

        Your OPEN SCIENCE INVESTIGATION ion should have the following parts:
What to think about                                                  Planning Guide
Choose a title for your investigation            Make it interesting and catchy
1. Aim                                           A statement beginning with “To” explaining what
                                                 you are trying to find out.
2. Question                                      What is the question you are investigating?
3. Hypothesis – what do you think will           What do you predict will happen?
happen?
4. Procedure – what did you do?                  Choose one variable to change. Remember to keep
                                                 the other variables the same.
                                                 Set up your experiment.
                                                 Say what you did step by step.
5. Results – what happened?                      Use pictures, words, photographs, tables or graphs
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to show what happened. Use scientific language.
  6. Discussion – why did it happen? What        Talk about what you noticed - observations,
  could have caused your results? Did            inferences and reasons are expected.
  anything go wrong? Based on your
  observations, give reasons to explain your
  results.

  7. Conclusion – did you find what you          Talk about whether you got the results you
  were looking for?                              expected. My results supported/didn’t support my
                                                 hypothesis because…..
  8. Journal – recordings of the investigation   How did you come up with the idea?
  process                                        What did you do?
                                                 What problems did you have?
                                                 How did you overcome them?
                                                 What were you thinking during your investigation?

Judging will be based on:
    A scientific report about your investigation (closed and open).
    A science journal documenting the whole process (open only).

The finished project must:
     Presented in a display folder using the format for a scientific report.
     Have the Science Investigation label glued to the back of your entry.

 Science entries are due on Tuesday 3 September and will be collected between 8:30am– 9:30am in F
                                        Block, F1 LOTE Room

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                                     Open Science Investigation

Open Science Investigation Task (this task is to be completed at school, you will be assigned a mentor)

       You are to design your own investigation. Think of a great science question to investigate and
        use the planning sheet provided by your mentor teacher.
       Keep a Science Journal as you complete this project.
       Present your final report as an A4 Booklet.

Your OPEN SCIENCE INVESTIGATION should include the following:
Scientific Process                                                   Planning Guide
Choose a title for your            Make it interesting and catchy.
investigation
1. Aim                             A statement beginning with “To” explaining what you are trying to find out.
2. Question                        What is the question you are investigating?
                                   Example: How does changing ________________ affect
                                   _______________________?
3. Hypothesis – what do you        I predict ________________________ because __________________________.
predict will happen and why?       Choose one variable to change. Remember to keep the other variables the same.
                                                                          Fair Test
                                               Cows                         Moo                        Softly
                                     Change one thing            Measure/Observe           Keep  everything   else the
                                     (independent variable)      something (dependent      Same (controlled
                                                                 variable)                 variable)
4. Materials                       List of equipment
5. Procedure – Steps taken to      Begin each step with a verb and number each step.
carry out the investigation.       Use equipment in ways that are safe and improve the accuracy of your observations.

6. Results – What did you          Use pictures, words, photographs, tables, annotated diagrams or graphs to show
observe? How will the data be      what happened. Use scientific language.
represented?
7. Discussion – Why did it         In detail explain your results with scientific language.
happen?                            Suggest possible reasons for your findings, based on patterns in the data.
                                   What problems did you encounter? Was it a fair test?
8. Conclusion – Was your           How might you change this investigation next time?
hypothesis supported/              Example: My results supported/didn’t support my hypothesis because …
unsupported? Why?                  If I repeated the investigation I would change ………………………… to improve
                                   ………………..
9. Journal – Day-to-day diary of   How did you come up with the idea?
what you did and what you found.   What did you do?
                                   What problems did you have?
                                   How did you overcome them?
                                   What were you thinking during your investigation?
                                   Record the dates/times for your reflections.

                  Open Science Investigation nominations are due Friday 28 June
 Open Science entries are to be taken to the F1 LOTE Room between 8.30am to 9.30am on Tuesday 3
                                              September

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      Nomination form

      Return to admin by Friday 28 June 2019
      I am nominating for Open Science

      My name _______________________ My Year level / Class __________________

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      Entry form

                                    Open Science Investigation

    Student Name: ____________________________________ Class: __________

    Title of Investigation: _______________________________________________

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                        Open Science – Prep to Year 6

                         Student Information Session

Dear Parents/Carers,

On Friday 21 June 2019 at 9:00am Mr Matt Gibney, Science/S.T.E.M. Coach will be
presenting a Science Workshop for Students P-2 interested in the Open Science category
in preparation for Excellence Expo. The workshop will be held in the school hall.

This presentation will include ideas for:
     Investigations
     Scientific process
     Layout/presentation of entries Excellence Expo
     Criteria for Excellence Expo
     Useful Websites

Mr Gibney is also prepared to meet with interested students who are seeking further
clarification early in Term 3 for the Open Science Task.

Mr Gibney has previously conducted workshops for year 3-6 students.
Students nominating for the open science task will be assigned a mentor here at school
and all science will be completed at school

Yours in Excellence,

Anthony Gribbin                    Gail Young
Principal                          GEM
                                   (Gifted Education Mentor)

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Question: What are you going to investigate?

If I change _____________________________ will it affect _____________________________?

Aim: What are you aiming to find out by completing this investigation?

To_________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________

Fair Testing Procedures: ‘Cows Moo Softly’
 What are we keeping the same:          Dependent Variable           What are we keeping the same:
                                     What are we measuring:

What are we keeping the same:          Independent Variable          What are we keeping the same:
                                      What is going to change:

What are we keeping the same:          Controlled Variables          What are we keeping the same:
                                   What are we keeping the same:

Hypothesis:
I predict ___________________________________________________________________because
___________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________
Materials: (be sure to list quantity and exact measurements e.g., 2 X 440ml aluminium cans)
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Risk: Are there any safety issues? How can you manage them to make sure you stay safe?

        Safety Issue                                         Management

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Procedure: Number each step and begin each step on a new line. Each step should be written in a
sentence, starting with a capital letter and ending with a full stop and MUST start with a verb e.g.
place, measure, record, dig, stir, position.
___________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________

Results: Record the results of your investigation. (e.g., pictures, words, photographs, tables,
annotated diagrams or graphs)

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Results: (continued)

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Discussion: Refer to the data you collected to explain your results. Explain your results with scientific
language in detail.
___________________________________________________________________________________
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Did you have any difficulties completing this investigation? Why?
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Was it a fair test? Why?
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Conclusion:
Was your hypothesis supported or unsupported? Why? Remember, your hypothesis is not right or
wrong.
My hypothesis was supported/unsupported because….
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What did this experiment teach you? What could be another experiment, you might implement that
could teach you more about the topic? How might you change this investigation next time?
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Holland Park State School Excellence Expo 2019

                                  S.T.E.M. – Year 6
                     Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics

                                     Prepared at school

Curriculum Task: Students will design, construct and test a tower that will withstand an
                  earthquake.
                                              OR
                 Students will design, construct and test a free standing bridge to hold selected
                 weights

Criteria for completed work:
  Demonstrate the planning and design process (diagrams and or photos).
  Construct and test the design.
  Modify the design from initial testing and should re-test the improved model.
  Written test results and explain how modifications to the design improved the efficiency of the
     model.

   S.T.E.M. entries are due Monday 26 August and will be collected between 8:30am – 9:30am in
                                           room H6

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Holland Park Excellence Expo - 2019

                                              The ARTS – Year 6

                                         To be completed at school

As part of the 2019 Holland Park Excellence Expo we invite year 6 students to participate in the Art Exhibition.

This exhibition will give the students the opportunity to display their artistic abilities in the medium of clay.
Entries will be a three dimensional clay sculpture created at school.
                                           OR
They can submit an art entry in the open section that is based on the given “theme” using any media .

Judging Criteria:
    Originality
    Creativity
    Use of artistic elements – symbolic forms, shapes, surface decoration, design, texture and line
    Presentation

Entry conditions:
     All entries need a title.
     Students will be provided with all the materials needed to complete the task.
     Work needs to be the original work of the student and completed at school.
     All entries must have the label below completed and securely attached to the back or underside of the
        work.

  Entries to be completed in class by arrangement with the class teacher are due by Thursday 5 September in
                                              Eblock staff room



                                                     Art Exhibition
                       Student’s Name: __________________________________ Class: __________
                                  Holland Park Excellence Expo - 2019
                      Title of work: ______________________________________________________

                      Medium used: ______________________________________________________

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THE ARTS OPEN TASK – “The Great Outdoors”
                    To be completed at school, you will be assigned a mentor
                           Nominations Due Friday 28 June to Admin

                                       Celebrate your creativity……….
As part of the 2019 Holland Park Excellence Expo we invite students to participate in the Art Exhibition with the
theme “The Great Outdoors ”. This task will be done at school with a mentor .

This exhibition will give the students the opportunity to display their artistic abilities in a variety of visual art
forms. Entries can be either 2 dimensional or 3 dimensional using any materials and may also include
photography, sculpture, collage, painting and sketching.

Judging Criteria:
    Originality
    Creativity
    Use of artistic elements – line, shape, space, colour, tone, texture, composition
    Presentation
    The child’s interpretation of the theme of “Out and about”.

Entry conditions:
     All entries need a title.
     Students must provide all the materials required to produce their artwork.
     Work needs to be the original work of the student and completed at school.
     2D entries need to be no larger than 30 x 40cm and mounted on a backing board with a border (about
        3cm).
     3D entries need to be no larger than 1m x 1m on a stable base.
     All entries must have the label below completed and securely attached to the back or underside of the
        work.
     If your entry has more than one component, please ensure that all items are labelled so it is clear that
        they are to be displayed together (eg. “part 1 of 2 parts”, in addition to name, class, etc.).
     If work requires framing, the completed artwork may be taken home to be framed and Entries to be
        completed at school


        Nomination form
        Return to admin by Friday 28 June 2019
        I am nominating for The Arts Task –“The Great Outdoors”

        My name _______________________ My Year level / Class __________________


        Entry

                                        The Arts – “The Great Outdoors”
                    Student’s Name: __________________________________ Class: __________

                    Title of work: ______________________________________________________

                   Medium used: ______________________________________________________

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Holland Park State School Excellence Expo 2019

                                    Asian Studies - Year 6

                                  Prepared at School
                                Design a “Manga” Bookmark

Curriculum Task: Design a “Manga” Bookmark

The “Manga” bookmark should:

        Have a drawn character that has recognisable “manga” features.
        Have a clear manga style background that helps answer the questions:
           o     Who is the character? (Hero? Villain?)
           o     What is happening?
           o     Where is the character? (Airport? Rail Station?)
           o     What time is it? (Midnight? Early morning?)
           o     Include a title and the name of the student artist and class on the back.

        Asian Studies entries are due on Thursday 5 September between 8:30 – 9:15am
                                   under D Block (OHSC area).

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