Yesterday we went on a trip to the beach.
Before we left we learned about the plants and animals we might find on the seashore, such as seaweed, Marram grass, crabs and rag-worms. We got into pairs and walked to […]

We put cling film over a bowl and then placed some grains of rice on the cling film.  When we banged loudly near the grains of rice we were able to see the rice move. The sound waves made by the loud noise made the gains ‘jump’.
We also made ‘duck whistles’. We cut a straw […]

We’ve started  learning about sound. We have learned that sound travels in waves. We also learned that sound is a force, like light and heat.
Our first experiment was with tuning forks and some water! We banged the tuning fork sharply on the table to make it vibrate (and sound) and then we popped the vibrating […]

We mixed borax powder with warm water. When the borax powder was dissolved we then added a blob of glue and some food colouring. We then mixed this with a lollipop stick until it turned gooey!
The slime was rubbery and bouncy!

Last week we planted cress seeds, courgette seeds and pumpkin Seeds.
The cress seeds germinated after about two days and yesterday and today the pumpkin and courgette seeds germinated.
We are growing the seeds as part of the Innocent Smoothie Sow and Grow promotion.

Engineering Week

February 12, 2015 | Comments Off on Engineering Week

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 […]

My reaction time

January 13, 2015 | Comments Off on My reaction time

To test the speed of your reaction get a friend to hold the top of the reaction  strip; place your thumb and first finger so that they are level with the 0.00 line. Your friend drops the strip and you try to catch it as quickly as possible between your thumb and first finger. Read your reaction speed […]

Lighthouses

December 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

We glued the paper onto pringles tubes and painted them to look like lighthouse.
We made electric circuits using a battery, wires, bulb and bulb-holder. We arranged the circuit so that the bulb was at the top of the
tube and the battery at the bottom.  We put plastic glasses over the bulb.
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Design a bridge

November 29, 2014 | 1 Comment

1) We made bridges using books and one piece of paper and tested its strength with toy cars.
2) We then made bridges with one piece of paper and folded up sides, i.e. a walled bridge
3) Finally we made bridges with an arch (using two pieces of paper).
The arched bridges were the strongest.
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Biodiversity with Dale!

November 28, 2014 | Comments Off on Biodiversity with Dale!

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 […]

Bio-Diversity Workshop with Dale

November 28, 2014 | Comments Off on Bio-Diversity Workshop with Dale

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 […]

Paper Helicopters

November 13, 2014 | 3 Comments

We made paper helicopters and watched them spin as they
were dropped.

 
The shape of the helicopter rotor blades make it spin when dropped from a height. Gravity pulls the  helicopter down. The air resists the movement and pushes up each rotor separately, causing the helicopter to spin.

Science Week – Bouncy Egg

November 12, 2014 | Comments Off on Science Week – Bouncy Egg

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 […]

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