Saturday, November 30, 2013
We had a wonderful session with Dave Warren and his team from the University of Otago. We learnt about hydrogen, helium, ethanol, liquid nitrogen and we were shown some magnificent mixtures. I think we all want to be scientists when we grow up.
This week we have been looking at mixtures. We popped corn and learned why it pops. Next we carefully examined sand, salt and jelly crystals and then we made up the jelly. We learnt about the protein in gelatin that makes the jelly set. It certainly tasted good!
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
As part of our New Zealand Knowledge unit, we have been working through an NIE newspaper on this subject. Today we had a mapping challenge that proved to be quite a challenge. We could name most of the South Island towns and cities but New Plymouth, Palmerston North and Hamilton were tricky!
Bridgette has been working at a number of challenges for her science badge. One of her challenges was to present a poster to an audience. Today Bridgette explained how the water cycle works to Mr Marshall and Room 9. We were all very proud of her wonderful presentation. Well done Bridgette!
Monday, November 25, 2013
Hunter was the star during the challenge talk today. Using incredible perseverance, Hunter was able to swim a length at the Moana swimming pool. Mr Marshall presented him with a gold medal. Well done Hunter!
Friday, November 22, 2013
During our daily Feed and Read session we have been reading "The Borrowers," by Mary Norton. It is a wonderful story. This week our extra for experts challenge was to create a Borrower's house. This morning they came marching into the classroom. They were brilliant. At lunchtime there was a very busy Borrowers game in Room 9.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Today Mrs Steadman introduced us to the author Mary Pope Osborne. She read several extracts from books in this series and everyone of the books was chosen as a home library book. Bella kept busy doing her librarian training.