Thursday, 27 September 2012

Topic Reflection

Energy –The Balance of Life

What is energy?
Energy is power like solar energy.

Where do humans get energy from?
Humans get energy from there food and water.

1. What substance does a tree use for food?(highlight your answer in yellow)
a. photosynthesis                                                       b. chlorophyll

c. glucose                                                                   d. leaves

2. What four things does a tree need for photosynthesis? (highlight your answer in yellow)
d)_____________carbon dioxide___________

3. What causes a tree's leaves to appear green?

4. What signals a tree to preparing for winter?(highlight your answer in yellow)

a. The days become colder.
b. The weather becomes dry.
c. There are more rainy days.
d. There are fewer hours of sunlight.

5. How does a tree get water?(highlight your answer in yellow)

a. It makes water in its leaves.
b. It turns glucose into water.
c. It absorbs water through its roots.
d. It uses photosynthesis.

6. Why do a tree's leaves change color in the fall? (highlight your answer in yellow)

a. The tree has less chlorophyll.
b. The tree has less water.
c. The tree has no leaves.
d. The tree is growing quickly before the winter sets in.

What is compost?
A compost is a bin were you throw your scraps like fruit or veggies.

What are the things that you cannot put in a compost bin?
List 5 things that you can put in a compost bin.

  • banana skin
  • apple Kore's
  • avocado skin
  • veggies
  • tomato's

This term you have completed a group project about the roles, rights and responsibilities of how people maintain sustainable food sources.
Draw a flow chart that represents the responsibility that people have to maintain the food source your group researched this term.

Sustainability group topic (e.g pork farming):_Vegetable and Fruit farming

Draw and label a picture that represents a healthy kai garden.


  • What have you learnt about this topic?
  • What did you like about this topic?
  • What is your role in practicing sustainability for a balanced future - at home, at school, in my community?

I have learnt that this topic is about plants and different types of energy and photosynthesis.

What I liked about this topic was that we got to do projects and planting.

My role in the community is making sure the environment clean and green. Keeping it nice so it doesn’t become ugly.

At school I can be sustainable by throwing rubbish in the bin, putting fruit scraps in the worm farm.

To be  sustainable at home I need to throw my recycling in the bin.Take the trash to the bin instead of just throwing it on the ground. Cleaning my property.

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