Wow , what fun we had today with Trish in the STEAM room. We have been learning about our brain and how it is protected by our skull and the fluid between the brain and the skull. We had a challenge to design a protective cover for an egg (which was representing us. The yolk was our brain and the egg white was the fluid surrounding the brain and the shell was our skull), using only certain materials we needed to design something that could protect our egg when dropped at a certain height. We found all our eggsellent designs failed, as our poor little eggies cracked when they were dropped.
All eggscept one. Bella and Ella’s protective egg helmet withstood the drop test and their egg is still intact. Well done girls!!
Today Josh taught the class a step by step drawing of a freaky fish. Josh ia a great drawer and was able to instruct us to draw his freaky fish. We are all going to teach something to the class as a part of our Inquiry Unit, ‘Learning to be a learner’.
What are you going to teach the class?
Hey guys, check out this cool science game – Kinetic City.
You will need to set up an account and password, but you don’t need an email address. Remember to choose a ‘good password’ and one that you will remember. Good luck.
This week in the STEAM room we have begun to learn about the brain and how it works.
Training your brain takes practise, effort and determination.
Can you train your brain by taking on some of these challenges?
Mark showed us his magic broom and egg trick today. He performed his magic for the Pod 2 kids who were very impressed with his precision and great skill. Mark was able to make an egg which was balancing on top of a match box on top a glass, fall into the glass by flicking a broom.