My reflection- Crystal

3 things I learnt

  1. Thing I learned –  I learnt how to edit videos.
  2. I learnt how to draw cartoons.
  3. I learnt how to make cartoons come to life.

2 things I did

I edited videos

I drew cartoons

I thing I’d change

One thing I would like to change it would be getting more involved in the Cass stuff so I could have more to write about it.


I’d like to be more involved in the Cass things so I can have more to write about.


My highlight

My highlight is the cartooning with David Gibb because I like artistic stuff.

Werribee Zoo- Jayden L

On the 4th of August pod 3 went to the Werribee open range zoo.

I learnt that an antelope also known as an addax can survive its whole life without a single drop of water to drink and they urinate crystals which is really interesting but also disgusting.

Another thing I learnt which is pretty weird an ostrich’s brain is a third the size of their eyeball and a camel’s hump is used for storing fat.

One last fact is a gorilla has molars, carnassial teeth and so on which means the gorilla is identical to a normal human being.

The first activity was to do a skull analysis and Torrey, Jayden s and I analysed a gorilla skull which looked weird.

The second activity we did was to go on a safari tour around the zoo and we learnt lots of interesting facts about the animals.

One thing that would make the day better would be if we had more time to have a look at more of the animals and the bad thing was the cheetahs weren’t there. 🙁Photo 4-08-2014 12 31 25 pm

Werribee Zoo by Torrey

On the 4th of august 2014 pod3 went to the Werribee zoo. The first thing I learnt was hippopotamus kill more African people than any other animal in Africa.

The second thing I learnt was that an addax antelope can survive through its whole life without drinking water.

The third thing that I learnt was that a baby zebra knows their mum’s stripes when they’re 2 weeks old

The first thing we done was doing a skull analysis on a zebra, lion and my group done a skull analysis on an gorilla I learnt that gorillas are 99% herbivore.

The second thing that we done was go on the safari tour that was my favourite part of the day. There were only herbivores on the tour there were such animals as hippopotamus, ostrich, rhinos, Mongolian horses and dromedary camels.

The one thing we could have improved on was seeing more animals but overall it was a good experience.

Picture of two kudu laying down relaxing.

Picture of 4 addax laying down relaxing on a good day.



From Torrey

trip to werribee

Trip to the Werribee zoo

A copal of days ago pod3 went to the Werribee zoo we saw a lot of cool animals we saw monkeys, gorillas, African wild dogs, meerkats, zebras, rhinoceros, lions, giraffe.

I learnt that a meerkat has carnassial teeth upper incisors lower incisors canines mandible (lower jaw) a meerkat has short jaw eye position forward facing diet omnivore and type of consumer secondary consumer.

Zebra dentition lower incisors mandible (lower jaw) zebra has a long jaw eye position side facing diet herbivore and type of consumer primary consumer.

Lion dentition canines carnassial mandible (lower jaw) a lion has a short jaw eye position forward facing diet carnivore type of consumer.

2 things we did we went on the bus trip and saw hippopotamus, wild horse, rhinos, camels and more we patted a snake.

1 thing we have to improve on is waiting for others.

Lost in the bush – Video conference by Joel

On Friday, YPCC joined some other Victorian schools in a video conference that was set to remember the 150th anniversary of when three young children were lost in the bush in Victoria, in 1864. We were able to speak with Aunty Nancy, a direct descendant from King Richard, one of the Aboriginal trackers who found the children and two of the actors that appeared in the film that was made about the lost Duff children.

In 1864, three Children were lost in the bush. Their names were  Isaac. Jane and Frank Duff.  in 1864 there were no phones, roads, no transport as we know it today and not much food and water. The first rail way was built in 1858.

The Duff children went out to the bush and there were   collecting broom (sticks from the bush to make brooms to sweep their houses) and got lost for 9 days. It was very cold – minus 1 degree!

They walked 90 km by criss crossing their paths.  Aboriginal trackers found the children – King Richard was one of the trackers. The other trackers were called Red Cap and Tony. The trackers used line searching, which is a common method of searching still used today.

The children were able to get water by licking gum leaves and luckily for them it rained during the time they were lost.

The video conference was pretty good but at times it was hard to keep track of the conversation.

Werribee Zoo- Kimberly

On Monday the 4th of August Pod 3 went to the Werribee Zoo on a bus. Once we arrived we followed a lady called Gen to a discovery centre.

We learnt how to do a skull analysis first we went through 2 skulls with Gen one was a Zebra and the 2nd one was a Lion. With a skull analysis we looked at the teeth and circled thing in the dentition section then we looked to see if they had a long jaw or a short jaw, and then there eye position if its eyes where facing sideways or frontwards. Then we found out what diet then what kind of consumer they were, and the lion was a tertiary consumer and the zebra was a primary consumer. Then we got into a group of 3 or 4 and Gen brought a skull for us to do a skull analysis to do in our group Crystal, Chloe T, Alex, Jemimah, Annabelle and I did a skull analysis on a meerkat and the meerkat is a secondary consumer.

Also in the discovery centre we looked at the retails that were in the discovery centre and then Gen brought around a snake for everyone to pat and Jeff is scared of snakes.

Then we had some recess. Then we got on a safari bus and went through the hidden part of the zoo and looked at animals and some of the animals were zebras, water bucks, wild horse, hippopotamus, rabbits, Giraffes, emu’s, camels and more interesting animals.

Once we got off the safari went and we looked around the zoo then we ate our lunch and went back to school.

Next time it could be better by doing a few more tasks in the discovery centre.

our trip to the werribee zoo – CL

On the 4th of August we went to the Werribee zoo. I learnt that there was an antelope that didn’t have to have one drop of water in its life time! It urinates different to people… it urinates crystals. Also an ostrich brain is one third the size of its eye ball.

Also we went of a tour on the zoo. The animals that we saw were herbivores and most of the animals that we saw were from Africa, Australia and Asia.  Then and we had a talk with a lady and her name is Gen. She got out a snake. It felt really soft.

One thing we could improve on would be some of our behavior. It was ok but we could have been better that what we did on the day.

Three hippos & three stooges

Three hippos & three stooge

Werribee open range zoo reflection by Zach

On the 4/8/14 Pod 3 went to the Werribee open range zoo. The first thing that I learnt was that the male zebra had canine teeth because I thought zebras always had teeth like humans and they also have lower incisors.

The second thing I learnt was that a giraffes neck have the same amount of bones that a regular human has in their neck. They are herbivores so that made them to be in the primary consumer group.

The third thing that I learnt was that a lion has molars and carnassial teeth they also have lower incisors and canines a lion is a carnivore so that makes them tertiary consumers.

The first thing that we did was go inside and learn about three different skull of different animals. The first skull we looked at was a zebra, then we looked at a lion. After that we had to get into groups and look at our own skull. The animal we looked at was an African wild dog.

The second thing we did was do an activity called eat or be eaten which was go on tour in a safari bus. We stayed on the bus for about one hour and we looked at all the different African animals.

Excursion to Werribee open range zoo-Pheonix

I learnt that there are 700,000 camels in central Australia and is increasing not reducing. Zebras are a primary consumer and are actually herbivores and their eyes are very high on their head so when they are eating grass they can look around for predators. Lions are carnivores and are tertiary consumers.

When we arrived we went into a room with lots of different animals like frogs, lizards, turtles and a couple of snakes. After we explored the room a girl named Gen introduced the Zoo and told us some facts. After that she grabbed out a Boa Constrictor from a big glass fish tank. Everyone was allowed to pat the snake. But she was very cold.

Finally the last thing to make this day better would be for the zoo to have more animals and the bus ride be a little bit longer. Also do a couple more things than what we did, like do a bit more walking around the zoo.

The Trip To The Werribee Open Range- Scott

The trip to Werribee open range Zoo was amassing because I learnt more about wot animals are carnivores, herbivores

or omnivores


Class Mammalia

Family Canidae Order Carnivore

Genus Lycaon

Found in Mainly southern African and the southern part of east Africa. This animal is aSpecies L. pictus

Class Mammalia

Order herbivore

Family Bovidae

addax-animal-web620Genus Addax

Species  A. nasomaculatus

Status Critically Endangered

Found in Termit/Tin Toumma region of Niger

I think he is sniffing the other Addax butt!!