Donald Trump has given his permission for NASA to mine on the moon.

NASA believes the moon’s water, ice and other mineral resources can be mined and used by the U.S.

Last Monday, Trump signed the executive order called the Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources.

The order states that the 1967 Outer Space Treaty allows for the use of space resources on the moon, Mars and elsewhere.

The permission maybe used as early as 2024. This is when NASA’s Artemis program aims to land two astronauts on the moon. Their aim is to establish a sustainable human presence by 2028.

According to experts, mining the Moon will help humans travel further in space, to places like Mars.

The plan may be to use the Moon like a petrol station – because it has the resources needed for rocket fuel – like hydrogen and oxygen.

Having a petrol station in space means rockets can travel further into space before worrying about running out of fuel.

Sony has officially revealed the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller.

The new wireless controller features haptic feedback, adaptive triggers and a built-in microphone. It has also removed the ‘share’ button introduced with the PlayStation 4’s controller.

Sony announced the new control will allow players to physically feeling things as they use the DualSense. They believe this will greatly heighten the sense of realistic game play,

The haptic feedback will add a number powerful sensations you’ll feel when you play, such as the slow grittiness of driving a car through mud.

The controller’s built-in microphone will allow players to chat with friends without using a headset and can be muted with a new button under the PlayStation button.

Sony also said that they are still committed to releasing the PlayStation 5 later this year.

A rat explosion has hit the Australian city of Sydney.

Rats have seen a cut into their food supply due to Covid-19.

It is estimated that Sydney has around one billion rodents.

The City of Sydney’s rat catching team has caught more than double the number of rats in March than it did in February.

Rats are normally nocturnal, out foraging when cafe and restaurant rubbish bins are full after an evening of trading.

However, since the coronavirus lockdown rats have been spotted in daylight hours around peoples’ homes.

One Sydney woman reported her pet cat had killed three rats, and another reported two in her backyard.

The combination of less available food combined with recent wet weather had encouraged rats to seek food, and possibly shelter, in suburban homes.

Today is Wednesday 15th April, 2020.

In our learning today we are going to complete a CLOZE reading activity, write a newspaper article and continue our study of geometry.

READING – Journal Story

Today we are going to read a Journal story around bees. This week scientists have found a bee that has a male and female body – CLICK HERE.
For today’s Journal story CLICK HERE.

  1. Read through the text once.
  2. Collect 10 facts about bees when you read the news. You will need this for your writng.

WRITING – Newspaper Article

Today you are going to write a factual report on bees. Your aim is to write something that could be used as an online resource. Therefore, your writing needs to be factually correct.
Follow the instructions below;
1. Read the two stories above, watch the video below and look at the infographic.
2. Plan your writing out by selecting the main points from each of the sources.
3. Write your factual report and share in the comments below.

MATHS – Geometry – Perimeter

Watch the video below and then work on the questions below. Write your answer in your worksheet or in a workbook.

Questions – SET 1

Questions – SET 2

Question – Set 3

A LITTLE EXTRA – Bingo Board of Awesomeness

We have developed a little resource at Kiwi Kids to keep your learning at home. Look at the collection of activities below. Today look at the board and select at least one that you could complete. Let us know in the comments below which one you enjoyed. CLICK HERE for more details.