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Trinity News : July 2008
Is This Box Empty? The Year Two boys have been challenged through the Unit of Inquiry, Is This Box Empty? They have carried out some thought-provoking and interesting experiments to investigate the properties of air. The boys designed and sourced the equipment for ‘air experiments’ that they demonstrated for their classmates as News presentations. Numerous thrilling and exciting experiments were conducted with the students by the CSIRO, during a recent incursion. We were all totally captivated by the “Tea Bag Rocket’ which was launched in the classroom! Merilyn Ormes | Victoria Aikman | Andrena Otton left: Piers Connolly (2S), Timothy Nguyen (2S) and William Bonaccorso (2S) enjoying William’s air experiment demonstration. right: Christian Nicolaou (2S) working with a scientist from CSIRO investigating the properties of air. My Family Artefact by Matthew Rorie 3W My family artefact is a pair of cufflinks. They are yellow and have my Great Grandfather’s initials on them. My artefact is 80 years old. My artefact is important to me because it was my Great Grandfather’s and he got them for his 21st birthday. My artefact is important to my future because it will be special to me and help me to remember my Great Grandfather. 28 TRINITY NEWS My Family Artefact by Nakul Kaushik 3W My family artefact is called a Palki. It is used for weddings. The bride sits inside and people carry her by two bars. My artefact is 48 years old. My artefact is important to me because it is from my Grandfather and it reminds me of India. My artefact is important to my future because I am going to pass it on if I have children. If I do have children, I will ask them to pass it on.