This week was Engineering week. We learned about different types of Engineers. There are lots of different types. We had an engineering circuit to learn about different types of engineering. WE made cars and vehicles and used gears like mechanical engineers, we made bridges like civil engineers and put together limbs and figures like Biomedical engineers. IN science we built circuits and used switches and motors like electronic engineers. Click below to see some pictures.
Today we welcomed an Australian guest speaker called Dale, into our classroom to speak to us about bees, birds, bats, beetles and bugs. We even got to look at some beetles from inside a special container. Some of us were brave enough to hold an Australian stick insect.
We explored the relationship between various creatures who live in our environment and learned that there is a purpose for every creature in the food chain.
This “biodiversity” is essential in keeping the environment healthy and fit for human life.
Here are some pictures of Dale’s visit!
We had a visitor called Dale this morning and he told us all about bugs, beetles, butterflies, bats, bees and birds. He had pictures of animals from different countries, like snakes, wallabies, wombats and echidnas (which are like hedgehogs and have babies called puggles.)
He read us a story about Robby Robin. We got to hold a stick insect on our hands. He passed around bug viewers where we got to see a tarantula, a beetle, a cockroach, a spider and a larva.
He played a song called “Bats, Bats, Bats.” Dale is from Australia and when he was in high school his teachers had to go around their football pitches to remove poisonous snakes before they could play the match! He had a special animal caller that looked like a bird’s feather on a long string and when he swung it around really fast, it made a sound like a motorbike.
He also had a bat caller, and he showed a recording of bats flying in his garden so we could hear what they sound like.
Thank you, Dale, for coming to our school!
On Monday we put an egg into a jar of vinegar. Today, when we took it out, the shell had been eroded away! Vinegar is an acid and the egg shell is made of calcium. The egg’s membrane remained and this made the egg feel rubbery! We were able to bounce the egg on the table!