Planets Facts

The Planets (plus the Dwarf Planet Pluto)

Our solar system consists of the sun, eight planets, moons, many dwarf planets (or plutoids), an asteroid belt, comets, meteors, and others. The sun is the center of our solar system; the planets, their moons, a belt of asteroids, comets, and other rocks and gas orbit the sun.

The eight planets that orbit the sun are (in order from the sun): Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune. Another large body is Pluto, now classified as a dwarf planet or plutoid. A belt of asteroids (minor planets made of rock and metal) lies between Mars and Jupiter. These objects all orbit the sun in roughly circular orbits that lie in the same plane, the ecliptic (Pluto is an exception; it has an elliptical orbit tilted over 17° from the ecliptic).

Easy ways to remember the order of the planets (plus Pluto) are the mnemonics: “My Very Excellent Mother Just Sent Us Nine Pizzas” and “My Very Easy Method Just Simplifies Us Naming Planets” The first letter of each of these words represents a planet – in the correct order.

The largest planet is Jupiter. It is followed by Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Earth, Venus, Mars, Mercury, and finally, tiny Pluto (the largest of the dwarf planets). Jupiter is so big that all the other planets could fit inside it.
The Inner Planets vs. the Outer Planets
The inner planets (those planets that orbit close to the sun) are quite different from the outer planets (those planets that orbit far from the sun).

  • The inner planets are: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. They are relatively small, composed mostly of rock, and have few or no moons.
  • The outer planets include: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto (a dwarf planet). They are mostly huge, mostly gaseous, ringed, and have many moons (again, the exception is Pluto, the dwarf planet, which is small, rocky, and has four moons).

Convicts & First Fleet

Learning Intention

Today we are going to investigate life as a convict and the First Fleet.

Success Criteria – you will know you have been successful when:


Convict Voyages

Convict Life

The First Fleet

Image result for the first fleet map

The First Fleet + Video

Convict History

The Man from Snowy River

My Country by  Dorothea Mackellar

Convict Poetry

Convict Crimes

When sentenced to seven years’ penal transportation, George Loveless wrote on a scrap of paper lines from the union hymn

The Gathering of the Unions:[7][8][9]

God is our guide! from field, from wave,
From plough, from anvil, and from loom;
We come, our country’s rights to save,
And speak a tyrant faction’s doom:
We raise the watch-word liberty;
We will, we will, we will be free!

The Story of George Loveless

George Loveless Biography

The Windmill

  1. What changes have occurred with the windmill?


Create a blog post about Matthew Flinders

a) Full Name + Date of Birth/Death

b) What is he well known for?

c) Insert an image of Matthew Flinders


Matthew Flinders Biography

Images of Matthew Flinders

Does it Matter?

1) Identify (name&draw) the 5 states of matter?

2) Explain Phase Change 1 (diagram&label)

3) Show Phase Change 2 (word diagram)

4) Using Tellagami explain Chemical to Physical Change

Solids & Liquids Game

Resources to assist you

States Of Matter

Facts about States of Matter

BrainPop – States of Matter

Classifying Solids & Liquids

Quiz of the Week

1) Lucy has $10.  She spends $4.80 at the shops.  How much does she have left?

2) Reptiles are cold-blooded.

True or False?

3) How many items make up a ‘trio’?

4) What happened to the Titanic in 1912?

5) Which of these is a synonym for ‘hungry?

a) ravenous  b) thirsty   c) glutton

6) Mohammed…… was a famous boxer.

7) What piece of computer equipment do you mainly use to move the cursor around the screen?

8) Which actor provided the voice of Woody in the movie Toy Story?

9) Peanuts grow underground.

True or False?

10) Whose birth do Christians celebrate on the 25th December?

11) Who sang Love Me Tender? Elvis …

12) What, starting with ‘s’, is a combination of smoke and fog?

13)  The character from Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland with an enormous grin was the …..Cat.

14) How many kidneys does a person usually have?

15) What, starting with ‘i’, is a piece of land completely surrounded by water.

Blog Task

Create a page titled: Vietnamese Migration

Complete the following task  :  Due Date: 20th November



Vietnamese Migration  Racism no way  From there to here 

The Vietnam Refugees  Timeline  Tony’s story 

 Mai Ho, Vietnamese Migrant, 1981

Investigating Vietnamese migration to Australia

Investigate reasons for migration Pose a question about reasons for the migration to Australia of a person from Vietnam.


Dot Points:

State all sources you use:

Websites                   Page title:                       URL:                      Date accessed:


Pose a question about the person’s experiences, such as their feelings about their home country, their journey to Australia, their arrival in Australia, or living as a migrant in Australia.


Dot Points:

State all sources you use:

Websites                   Page title:                       URL:                      Date accessed:


Pose a question about the contributions of the person to Australian society, for example in areas such as the economy, education, science, the arts or sport.


Dot points:

State all sources you use:

Websites                   Page title:                       URL:                      Date accessed