Fruit kebab time with Cheyne and Bella

Cheyne and Bella today showed us how to make fruit kebabs. They told us it was important to soak our kebab sticks in water for a while so they wouldn’t splinter. We had lots of different fruit to choose from to make our kebab and then could chose to put yoghurt on top if we wanted. They were delicious and the girls did a great job teaching us.

  

  

An Eggsellent Eggsperiment in the STEAM room

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.

 

 

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All eggscept one. Bella and Ella’s protective egg helmet withstood the drop test and their egg is still intact. Well done girls!!

What’s all the fuss about science?

Did you ever wonder how they make fogg in movies?
Do you know how we grow?
Why are dogs noses wet?
How do rockets take off?

These are pretty big questions and to find the answers we need to be both investigators and scientists.

This term we have been having a little taste of a range of science experiments to help to get us thinking and asking question like a scientist would.

How strong is an egg?
How does liquid effect sugar?
What is a polymer?
What is a chemical reaction?

Check out the video below and comment about what you saw and what did it make you think about. What BIG science question do you have? Ask it here and see if a friend might help you find the answer.

Also, check out these cool science sites to see what you can find out. Share what you find interesting by commenting on this post.
Science Questions – is one of these yours?
Discovery Kids – Science questions and answers

We are all smart… but what type of smart are you???

This week we all took the Multiple Intelligence test to find out what type of smart we are and how we learn best. We found out that we are not all the same. Some of us are sport smart, music smart, some are word smart, picture smart and a few more. What type of smart are you? How do you know?

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Glogging along to share our learning

In term 3 the students in POD 2 spent a few weeks finding out about different aspects of Australia. We looked at the history of Australia through the ‘First Australians’ and ‘Bad men’, Australian science, Australia at the Olympics and Australian young inventors through the Lego Robotics team.

Each student spent a little time getting a ‘taste’ for each area and then chose an area of passion for learning. To share their learning students created Glogsters.

Glogsters are interactive web based posters that can include text, images and video. They can be personalised and are pretty funky.

Check out some of the great work completed by our students.
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