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Damper Bread Damper Bread

Australians have been known to eat a type of campfire bread known as Damper Bread.  The recipe for Damper Bread can be found by following the link below. The recipe serves 8 people.
http://globaltableadventure.com/recipe/australian-damper-bread/

Directions

  1. Take out a sheet of notebook paper. Write your name, date, and grade on the first three lines. Title your paper Damper Bread. Skip a line and write #1. Next to #1, begin answering the following question. 
    How much of each ingredient would you need to serve 16 people?

  2. When you have finished answering #1, skip a line and write #2. On the same line as #2, begin answering the following question.
    How much of each ingredient would you need to serve 24 people?

  3. What if you wanted to make less?  Skip a line and write #3. Answer the following question.
    How much of each ingredient would you need to make Damper Bread for 2 people?

You may want to create a chart to help you figure out the ingredients for these different groups of hungry people.

If you have adult assistance, give Damper Bread a try at home.  When you are finished baking the bread, pretend you are a food critic and write a review of the bread.  Did you enjoy it? Why or why not? Describe it; be sure to mention the flavor and the texture, use your best adjectives.  How many stars would you give it? A link to Damper Bread reviews can be found below.
http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/australian-bush-bread-damper-41616?ftab=reviews#activity-feed


Bogong Moth Bogong Moth Math

Think back to what you learned about the Bogong Moths, remember this: “Once they reach their destination, Bogong moths spend their time on the walls and crevices of the Alpine caves. They are found sticking to the rock walls, like roof tiles, with each moth tucking its head under the wings of another. Sometimes, more than 17,000 moths can be found in a square meter.”  

Let’s find out just what that looks like.  

Directions

  1. Using a meter stick or a ruler, map out one square meter in the floor or on the concrete, with sidewalk chalk.  One square meter means that you have a square that is one meter (about 3 feet) on each side.

  2. Next, cut out 17 circles with a 2-inch diameter and lay the circles inside your square.  

  3. Now, take out a sheet of notebook paper. Write your name, date, and grade on the first three lines. Title your paper Bogong Moth Math. Skip a line and write #1. Imagine multiplying those circles by 1,000.  Next to #1, answer the following question. Provide evidence to support your understanding.

  4. Do you think you would be able to fit them all inside of the square?

  5. Skip a line and write #2. Answer the following question next to #2.
    Why do you think the moths pack in to such small spaces?   

For more information, check out this link to see the Bogong Moths stacked like tiles.  
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/blogs/wild-journey/2017/12/the-great-bogong-moth-migration


Australian Dollar Australian Dollars

Does all money look the same?  Does all money have the same value?  The answer is no. As a matter of fact, the value of money changes daily and we keep up with the value of money based on exchange rates.  The Australian Dollar exchange rate with US Dollars is currently 0.78. This means that if you had one Australian Dollar and you traded it for a US Dollar, you would get 78 cents. Use the following link to help you with your activity.
https://x-rates.com/calculator/?from=AUD&to=EUR&amount=1

Directions

  1. Take out a sheet of notebook paper. Write your name date, and grade on the first three lines. Title your paper Australian Dollar. Skip a line and write #1. Next to #1 Answer the following question.

    Imagine that you were in the business of selling Damper Bread. Based on the information above, if one loaf of Damper Bread was $2.00 Australian, how much would someone have to pay for it if they were using US dollars?  

  2. Skip a line and write #2. Next to #2, answer the following question.
    What if they were buying 2 loaves?  

  3. Skip a line and write #3. Next to #3, answer the following question.
    What if they were buying ten loaves?
Don’t forget to place this completed activity/product into the pocket of your white Journey into Reading envelope.

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