Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Investigating Body Organs

Hi fellow bloggers,
Last week, my class and I went to Life Education in the Harold mobile classroom and learnt about body organs. This week, Miss D brought in some lamb organs and we had to guess what they were. We got into groups and we dissected them and poked them with our toothpicks. My group got a lamb heart. We cooked the lamb heart and ate it. I did an acrostic poem here it is with a picture.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Warden Descriptive Writing

This term we have been reading a book called Holes by Louis Sachar.  Miss Dixon gave us a task that included drawing a picture and writing three sentences about one of the characters in the book. We wrote sentences about the Warden, Here is my descriptive writing.

Freckles covered her face like a blanket. Long curly red hair stood behind her back like a silent soldier. As she walked she was playing her favourite country music. The white shirt had rolled up sleeves. Green eyes shined in the sun. Tall as a tree and skinny like me. Lets kids have the day off if they find something interesting. Does a very good job being a Warden. Lips are honey coloured. Sometimes she can be a little mean. She is a female. Fiery red nail polish on her finger nails.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Using ideas from our senses to write Show not Tell sentences.

Kia ora.
We are learning how to add description to our writing by including ideas from our senses and creating Show not Tell sentences. We did a language experience with Skittles in class and got to hear, smell, touch, see and taste them.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Using ideas from our senses to write Show not Tell sentences.

Kia ora.

We are learning how to add description to our writing by including ideas from our senses and creating Show not Tell sentences. We made popcorn in class and got to hear, smell, touch, see and taste it.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

5 Senses Writing

Hi Fellow Bloggers

We have been learning our 5 senses. The 5 senses are sight, taste, smell, feel and hearing. We had to use the 5 senses in our writing. Here is my work,

Paradise Walk

Walking down the sandy beach with the sand squishing between my feet. Birds were chirping up in the palm trees. Palm trees were swaying lazily side to side in the cool summer breeze. For some reason  the sand tasted weird. The smell of the salty sea water nearly pulled me in for a swim. The sea was sparkling in the sunshine as I walked by. The warm air softly landed on my smooth face. I wish I could live here forever it’s, paradise.
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Science fair

Hi Fellow Bloggers
This week on Wednesday we had our science fair. The people in my group were Jess, Me, Charlie-Gurl and Louisa. Our group did parachuting eggs. We had to drop an egg in a parachute off the junior playground. We needed to make some changes before we could get an egg to the ground without shattering it. Five hard-boiled eggs died.  But, in the end we were successful after we increased the size of our parachute. Here are some photos.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Learning how to read scientific reports

Kia ora
We are learning how to read and write scientific reports. We have been doing experiments and writing about them. This is a reading activity we did. We had to be able to match a thesis with its hypothesis.

We are learning how to understand the structure and language of a report about a scientific experiment #3 Understanding that a hypothesis is a brainy prediction based on what you already know.
In this exercise you need to match a thesis with its hypothesis.  Use the ‘Fill tool’ to colour code the matching ideas.
                               Thesis                                                                      Hypothesis
I know this……                                                                         So therefore if I do this I think this will happen…
I know that a puddle of water is a small amount of water lying (usually) on the ground. I know that water is a substance which is found on our planet and that it can exist as a solid (ice), liquid or a gas (water vapour). I know that the main reason water changes from one state to another on Earth is because of  temperature -heat or cold. On Earth a sunny day is when there are no clouds, the sky is blue and the temperature is usually warm or hot.
I predict that when I mix vinegar and baking soda together that a chemical reaction will occur and that I will be able to notice this. I might feel hotness or coldness, notice smoke or bubbles, smell something, hear some kind of noise or  find that the taste or texture of the foods has changed.
I know that heavy things usually sink and light things float. However, container ships are heavy but they still float so there must be more things that have an effect on floating than just weight. Blutack is a squishy material that is quite light. It usually comes as a wide, flat strip but you can shape it into a round ball, a sausage shape, an O shape etc or you could flatten it out into a thin, wide shape like a leaf or saucer. Leaves usually float and ships look a little like a leaf shape.
I predict that when I take an ice cube out of a freezer it will begin to change back into liquid water (this is called melting) because it will no longer be colder than 0 degrees centigrade.
I know that an ice cube is water which is frozen. I know that that liquid water freezes into ice when the temperature reaches 0 degrees centigrade. An ice cube will stay an ice cube as long as it stays in a freezer.
I predict that if I make a puddle of water somewhere on the playground on a hot, dry day that the puddle will dry up and disappear quite quickly.
I know that everything we eat is made up of different kinds of chemicals.Sometimes when you mix different chemicals together they react with each other in different ways and the substances will do things that they didn’t do before (chemical reaction) and become different to what they were like before (chemical change). You will be able to notice things happening by using your 5 senses to  listen, smell, feel, look at and sometimes taste what is going on. I know that vinegar and baking soda are both food substances and I learned that they are chemically different
I predict that if I take some ice cubes out of a freezer and wrap them in different materials, I will find that one material will keep the ice cube frozen for longer than the others. This material would then have proven itself to be the best insulator.
I know that liquid water changes into a solid (ice) when the temperature reaches 0 degrees centigrade. I know that a freezer will keep water solid because a freezer’s job is to keep food at a temperature just below 0 degrees centigrade.
We are going to use Bluetack as our material. We will use the same amount of Blutack to make three different shapes. One will be a straight, rectangular strip of Blutack, one will be a compact, round ball and the third will be a rounded  saucer shape like a boat. We predict that at least one of these will float.
I know that insulators are materials that can be used to protect yourself from too much heat or cold. When we put clothes on because we are cold, the clothes are insulators which help our bodies stay warm. If you put insulating material like Pink Batts in the ceiling of your house, in the winter the Batts help keep warm air inside the house. In the summer, The Pink Batts help stop hot air coming into the house so they help to keep us cool. Many  food containers like Thermos flasks and Chilly Bins are made out of insulating materials to keep food hot or cold.
I predict that when I put some liquid water into a freezer it will change from a liquid state into a solid state (ice) because the temperature in the freezer will be below 0 degrees centigrade.