What is energy?

Have you really ever though about energy? What is it? How can it be produced? How is it used? What are the safest forms of energy?
Follow the link below to find out information which can answer these questions.
Make a one minute iMovie which explains what energy is.




What is a recount?

This week we have been learning about what a recount is.
You are to access the information on the following link and prepare a presentation which explains what a recount is.
A recount tells about something that happened in the past. therefore it is written in the past tense. ( eg I run – I ran, I go – I went). The detaiils in the recount can include what happened, who was involved, where it took place, when it happened and why it occured.

A writer or speaker uses a recount to tell us about a story or an event. Recounts are uusually given in the order that the event occured. Recounts can be:
Factual, such as a news story
procedural, such as telling someone how you build or make something
personal, such as a family holiday or your opinion on a subject

Examples of a recount include:
biographies and autobiographies
newspapers or the television news
letters and postcards
conversations with friends

A well- structured recount includes details of the event or topic and personal opinions.
Written recounts often start with a heading or title. Letters, postcards and journal entries do not ususally have a title. Oral (spoken) recounts may have a title if you are giving a presentation. However if you are simply talking with friends you wouldn’t announce the title of your conversation!

The introductory paragraph, or orientation, of a written recount introduces the topic or event. This paragraph introduces who, what where, when, why and possible how.

The following body paragraphs will recount the sequence of events. This is where the recount is told in chronological order (time order -what happened first, second… and finally).

The conclusion or re- orientation is where the writer or speaker can give personal opinions about the topic or event. The writer or speaker may also comment on how this event or topic may affect* other things. (note the spelling – scroll to the bottom for notes)