Animation – Under the Sea

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  • Create an animated undersea scene
  • Include one swimming fish
  • Include one jiggling octopus

Screen Shot 2015-11-05 at 9.28.25 pm  iMotion Pro

  • Create an animal emerging from and returning to a blob of playdough

 Screen Shot 2015-11-05 at 10.06.56 pm  Green Screen by Do Ink ($4.49)

  • Combine your undersea scene and play dough creature.
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Human Body Animations

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Create an animation to show us how a body part or body system works.

Here is J’Lee’s Digestive System animation.

Below are some examples created by students at other schools.

The Digestive System – RegWalsh

The Respiratory System – Tim Tootles


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Introducing Animation

Screen Shot 2015-11-05 at 9.28.25 pm  iMotion Pro

Use iMotion Pro to create an animation of a tower.

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Animation and Drawing by Do Ink ($7.99) 

Watch the first tutorial and create your own animation of a buzzing fly.


Watch the second tutorial and create your own animation of a buzzing fly.


Screen Shot 2015-11-05 at 10.06.56 pm  Green Screen by Do Ink ($4.49)

Use Green Screen by Do Ink to combine your tower and basketball animations.

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Animation – Rolling Ball

Fold a sheet of green A3 paper in half to make a back drop.


  • Use iMotion in manual mode to make a video of a play dough rolling across the scene.
  • Start  outside the shot, have the ball roll across the screen and then out of  the shot again.

This activity comes from

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Minecraft Comic Strips

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Power Out by Leon Duffy

From the iBooks store . . .

“Welcome to Cow Planet where the evil Dr Cowton has hatched a plan to unleash his Cow Ray and turn every living thing in the Universe into cows. Can the famous Astronauts Steve, Mark and David stop Dr Cowton and his diabolical plan.

This comic was created using Minecraft, Comic Life and Book Creator on an iPad by Leon Duffy from Carrigaline Educate Together National School. ”

>> You can download ‘Power Out’ by Leon Duffy from the iBooks Store

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Creating our own Comic Strips

  • Plan your story using the Seven Steps  planning guide.
  • Use Minecraft to create your images (take screenshots)
  • Use Strip Designer to make your comic.
  • Publish your comic strip, as an image, to our class blog.

Minecraft Comic

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Lord Howe Island Stick Insect

They were thought to be extinct for over 80 years… Until a handfull of these amazing stick insects were found clinging to a small bush on Balls Pyramid off Lord Howe Island. Invertebrate specialist Rohan Cleave shows us why these ‘land lobsters’ are so freaky cool, and how Melbourne Zoo saved the species from extinction.

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In a world first, zookeeper Rohan Cleave captured the amazing hatching process of a critically endangered Lord Howe Island Stick Insect at Melbourne Zoo. The eggs incubate for over 6 months and until now the hatching process has never been witnessed. If you didn’t see it you wouldn’t believe it could fit in that egg!

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Lord Howe Island Stick Insects – Blog Post

  • Watch the videos and read the information on the Zoos Victoria website.
  • Write a blog post about the stick insect that includes the answers to the following questions.
    • What happened to the Lord Howe Island Stick Insects that were living in the wild on Lord Howe Island?
    • How long were they thought to be extinct?
    • Where and when were the surviving insects found?
    • How is Melbourne Zoo helping to save this critically endangered species?
    • Are there any Lord Howe Island Stick Insects (living in the wild on Lord Howe Island now?
  • Your writing should flow and make sense. It should not be a list of disconnected sentences.
  • You may include extra information that is not related to the questions BUT only include information from the Zoos Victoria website and the videos.
  • Include at least three relevant photos
  • Remember to add references for all your information and pictures.
  • Proof read your work very carefully
  • Add your name as a category for your blog post
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Bug Recipes


 Google "insect recipes" and select either "Top 11 bug recipes - Telegraph" or "20 Delicious Bug Recipes from Chefs|TIME".  Choose a recipe and post it. Include an image and your thoughts on the idea of eating insects. Make sure you reference and categorize your work. 
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Research Hotlists

This week we have been making Research hotlists.

We have chosen  topics of interest, located relevant websites and then created posters to assist other students with their research.

Click on the images below and then use your QR code reader to find out more about:

  • Jamie Elliot
  • Dinosaurs
  • Heidelberg Warriors United
  • Steve Motlop
  • Dance
  • Motorbikes
  • Flowers
  • Justice Crew
  • Lush
  • iPads
  • Gymnastics
  • Pennyboards
  • NASA
  • Basketball
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