Monday, November 28, 2016
We have been watching our bean plant for weeks hoping that we would grow at least one bean and now it is happening. We pollinated with paint brushes because we had no bees in the classroom. It looked like a dismal failure until today we spotted one little bean developing. Our paint brush pollination has worked! Yay!
It was a real thrill to have a visit from members of the City of Dunedin orchestra today. We listened in delight to both classical and modern pieces and enjoyed learning about the different instruments. It was great to see how many Outram pupils are learning an instrument.
Friday, November 25, 2016
There was great excitement as we left school for the Stadium. Some off us had never been inside before. Once we arrived, we quickly formed teams and then took part in an energetic rotation of activities. Which activity was your favourite? Thank you Sport Otago!
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Today Marjory from Otago S.P.C.A. came visiting with Kudos and Ralph. We learnt some important dog safety rules. Always ask permission to touch a dog. Wait for the dog to approach you. Pat them under the chin not on the top of their heads or near their eyes. We also learnt what to do if we met an angry dog. Thank you Marjory, we won't forget.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
Sunday, November 20, 2016
We worked in our groups again and poured vinegar into our bottles. We then made a parcel of baking soda and carried everything outside. After putting on safety glasses, we dropped the parcel of baking soda into the vinegar and quickly pushed the cork into the bottle. Standing well back, we watched the cork explode out of the bottle. Who can remember why this happened?
Thursday, November 17, 2016
To start with, we talked about the properties of water and oil and then we thought about food colouring. In groups we added water and then oil and waited for it to separate. We then added the food colouring and again waited. The food colouring slowly dropped to the bottom. We then added an aspro clear tablet and the results were dramatic. The aspro clear contains baking soda and citric
acid. A chemical reaction occurs and carbon dioxide is formed. Bubbles of gas rise up through the oil making colourful bubbles.
On Tuesday me and Claudia were playing in the stone play ground and I found an insect. We went over to Dan and showed him. Dan didn't know what it was. It had a missing antenna. We also showed Mr Marshall. What do you think it is?
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Today in the morning I was pollinating the bean flowers. I nearly fell down but Mrs Wright was keeping an eye on me. I wonder if we will get any beans?
All my plants are going really well. The carrot is the best. I am proud of all my plants.