Your bank is cool? Which bank?

On the blog in 2014 we’ll be writing about the topics we’re studying, providing some constructive comments on the posts of our peers, and visiting some other class blogs from around the world to learn a bit about what goes on outside Bossley Park. First task – respond to a print ad. Students were set…

7 Aqua’s Environmental Campaigns

Welcome to 2014, which means that 7 Aqua is no longer 7 Aqua – we’re in Year 8 now, and we’re going to get blogging again soon, but I have been meaning to post the amazing work from the students’ environmental campaign projects from Term 4 last year. Following our study of a range of…

How are you thinking?

Students in 7 Aqua are currently working on group project tasks – each group is creating an environmental campaign based around an environmental issue that they have chosen. 7 Aqua, our next blog post, to be completed next Monday 2 December, is a piece in which you should reflect on your group’s progress in the…

What can you find on our blog?

At the moment on our blog you will find a series of posts written by the students of 7 Aqua. The posts are about a range of environmental issues. Students are responding to articles about an environmental issue of their choice. Here is the task that they were set: Your task is to write your…

Smog

Air pollution is a major cause of cancer

It seems that not only is air pollution ugly, and generally bad for our health, but now it has been confirmed as a significant cause of cancer. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday announced that outdoor air pollution is a “leading cause of cancer in humans”. The SMH article is here. WHO’s International…

What environmental issues are we facing today?

Today in class we created this massive, tiered mind map, which highlights key environmental issues today, and their impacts. We found a vast amount of knowledge in the class about a range of environmental issues. Which issue is most important to you, and why? Which issues will have the biggest impacts on our lives in…

Our World, Our Future

Today we begin a new core unit, focused on the environment, called Our World, Our Future. This class blog will be a space to reflect on our learning, and post articles and writing relevant to the topic. Throughout the unit, you will need to make three posts to this class blog: 1. A piece of…