Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Skittle Experiment!

Another week, another experiment. Today we observed what happened when we mixed skittles with water. We loved watching the rainbow form and were curious as to why the colours didn't mix. We were pleased because lots of our predictions were correct. Well done Room 16!





Thursday, June 14, 2018

Making ice cream!!

Well today was a messy but yummy experiment...we made ice cream!! We first had to mix cream, milk, sugar and vanilla essence in a small freezer bag. Then we put the small bag inside a bigger bag that was full of ice and salt. We then had to rub the bags together to cool the mixture down in the hope of making ice cream. We had to work really well as a team, taking turns. Here are some photos...








Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Painting our clay bowls!

After moulding our clay bowls last week and eagerly waiting for them to harden, we finally got to paint them today!
The finished bowls look fantastic!!






Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The amazing octopus!

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We got a non-fiction book out of the library about octopuses and couldn't wait to write about them. They are amazing animals and we learnt so many interesting facts.

What I eat?
The octopus eats fish and crabs.
What eats me?
Did you know dolphins eat octopuses? If they rip off their tentacle then the octopus will grow a new one. If an enormous fish eats all the octopuses tentacles then it will die. 
By Sheen

Clever octopuses
Smart octopuses have about 1,900 suckers. Amazingly octopuses have three hearts and they also have blue blood. Experts believe that octopuses have an extra large brain to think. 
What I eat?
As daylight fades an octopus goes hunting and it eats fish, shellfish and crabs. The tough octopus sees its prey and eats it with its beak. It puts venomous saliva into the prey.
What eats me?
Sometimes a predator comes and pulls off one tentacle. 
By Ansh

The smart octopus can camouflage and they have eight legs. Did you know octopuses have blue blood?
By Armaan

Plastic pollution

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After seeing this picture we decided to write about the plastic problem and how it is affecting the oceans and the animals within and around them. 

The plastic ocean
Sadly people are not looking after the sea and animals are dying. It is sad. Unfortunately 1 million birds have died. We have to look after the animals. 
By Hartley

Plastic in the ocean
People are not taking care of the world. Did you know that 100,000 mammals are being killed each year? The turtles are being killed because the plastic looks like jelly fish. People don't care and sadly birds are getting stuck in the plastic and can't fly, run or eat. You should care for our ocean. You need to remind yourself to use re-useable bags.
By Eesha

Plastic in our ocean
Did you know plastic is getting thrown into the ocean? Scientists say that animals are getting killed by the plastic and it takes 500 to 1000 years for it to degrade. Shockingly one million birds are dying. Unfortunately more than 50% of sea turtles have consumed plastic.
By Eli

Kiwi sport dance


The Skittle Experiment!

Another week, another experiment. Today we observed what happened when we mixed skittles with water. We loved watching the rainbow form and...