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Young Scientists !

Thank you to Emily and Lucy from Ardgillan Community College for presenting their BT Young Scientist project to Ms. Walsh’s 4th class.

Emily and Lucy’s project was about the use of micro plastics in facial washes.

They were very informative and answered lots of questions. They were deleighted to hear all about Ms Walsh’s class project which was at the BT Young Scientist Fair. 

Puffin Live – The Illustrators Take Over

On Friday, we joined a Puffin Virtually Live presentation.  We were able to draw along with Adam Hargreaves – son of Roger Hargreaves, who continues his father’s popular Mr. Men and Little Miss series of children’s books, and this year has illustrated the Dr Men Series.

We created comic book characters with Jeff Kinney, author and illustrator of Diary of Wimpy Kid.

We were inspired to create our own superhero by Ali-A, who’s been inspired by his new graphic novel Game On1!, illustrated by Alek Sotirovski.

We heard the author of Wonder,  R. J. Palacio, talking about using technology to create illustrations.

One of the best sections was looking at the wonderful illustrations in Malala’s inspiring new picture book, Malala’s Magic Pencil illustrated by Kerascoët. We have read this book in class and we love it. 

Skype Call with Night Zookeeper

We had a great story telling Skype call today with Olivia from the Night Zoo. 

She got us to use our imagination, she told us it was our super power! We imagined lots of new animals for the Night Zoo. 

Olivia then read us a story….but we have to find out what happens by reading the rest of the story on Night Zookeeper.com

We really enjoyed the call and Olivia answered lots of questions for us, and listened to lots of our stories!

Science Week

We did lots of experiments today to celebrate science week.

  1. We put an egg into vinegar to see what would happen to it. We know that vinegar is an acid, so we made some predictions. We’ll check on the egg every day to see if it is changing.
  2. We put hot water on a circle of ‘Skittles’ sweets, it created a rainbow of colour.
  3. We put food dye onto a plate milk. Then we added a drop of soap. The soap breaks down the fat in the milk, causing the colours to swirl and mix.
  4. We put raisins into fizzy lemonade. The raisins initally sank and then they rose again (as the bubbles attached onto them) then they sink again (when the bubbles burst). We called this experiment, ‘Dancing Raisins’.        

Mystery Skype

Last Friday we had our first mystery Skype with a school in Japan.

The found us before we found them! We had lots of fun and they answered lots of questions for us about Japan. Their school in in Akita in the North of Japan.