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LEX@R Students Respond to God’s Creation with Psalms

Bubble Neblua (NGC 7635)

Our learning extension students have recently been working on writing psalms as a response to God’s astronomical creation. Here are three of them:

Mighty creator,
My position too small to comprehend
How you made the earth from end to end.
I look to the stars, the planets, the sun
And see you shining out to me
You are continuously the Lord, never are you not.

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Rube Goldberg and the LEX@R Kids

Who is Rube Goldberg, you may ask? Goldberg was a cartoonist in the 1930s and 40s, famous for “inventing” complicated machines designed to do extremely simple tasks. His cartoon drawings were popular in newspapers and the game Mousetrap is a good example of a Rube Goldberg machine.

Year 5-6 Learning Extension (LEX@R) students have been learning about work and simple machines. We have examined God’s plan for work, as well…

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Galileo vs. da Vinci

Term 1 of LEX@R has flown past! We began with a trip to Fremantle to look at the genius of Leonardo da Vinci and C. Y. O’Connor, and have been exploring some of the things that the Renaissance men did – art and science, observation and hypothesis, defence and development of towns, and revisiting older ideas to reinvent or rediscover them! Following in their footsteps, we have attempted some of the experiments that Galileo and…

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LEX@R Global Justice Presentations

LEX@R is our learning extension program at Rehoboth. In 2015, The Year 7-8 LEX@R students have been exploring the theme of global justice for over a Term. As part of our explorations we had lots of discussion about the nature of justice and mercy, rights and wrongs. Each student chose a topic of interest to them and explored it by producing a digital media product designed to persuade their audience.

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LEX@R – Tournament of Minds

The Learning Extension classroom has been very busy in the last few weeks. Students have been busy preparing for the Tournament of Minds; making costumes, painting a replica of the Mona Lisa (go Leonardo!), rehearsing lines, and making an invisible contraption while practising for the spontaneous challenge.

Students went to ECU Joondalup on Saturday, 29 August to perform in front of the judges. Despite their nerves and some significant technical difficulties, both teams got brilliant…

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Writing, Illustrating, and Exploring!

What goes into writing a children’s picture book? Primary LEX@R students were amazed to discover the nuances of deceptively simple books in a recent workshop on “Write Your Own Picture Book” at the Literature Centre in Fremantle.

About twenty students were shown what is involved in writing, illustrating, and publishing a picture book. We saw varied techniques of illustrations, discovered that writers and illustrators have to be willing to edit and change many times before it…

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Testing Bridges

Our learning extension students have seen a busy two weeks of designing, building, and testing bridges. Having designed and tested our bridges to try and make them strong enough to carry a 1kg weight, the engineers in the LEX@R classroom faced the rigours of the Year 12 Physics students.  The Year 12s tested the weight bearing capacity of our designs, but also made insightful comments on the strengths and weaknesses of each design.

They awarded…

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Ripper River Bridge

Last week the LEX@R students began the task of building a scale model of a bridge to help the citizens of Whitetooth and Wobbegong connect across the Ripper River.

We have spent many weeks doing some research and inquiry into different bridges and designs and their benefits. It proved to be a challenge to work out the correct scale for the model and design a bridge to fit one of two possible sites as well…

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