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Thursday, August 18, 2011

The amazing EGGsperiment

Room 22 did an excellent science experiment and it was called the amazing EGGsperiment. First we boiled 4 smelly eggs, Miss Cheeseman hates eggs! We had to peel the shell off the eggs, it was a messy job but we still did it, one was a disaster but it worked out fine. We had to try and get a boiled egg into a glass jar that was too small for the egg but without breaking it. It was time to burn the paper, Miss Cheeseman put the rustling paper in the jar then Henderson swiftly put the egg on the jar. But the paper kept on burning out, so then Kiana came up with the idea to use newspaper and it worked in the big jar. We tried again in the little jar but it didn't work but the egg that time got halfway through though. We were very pleased that one of them worked.We learnt that the egg slides down because fire needs oxygen and when we put the egg on top it blocked the oxygen and the air outside the jar pushes the egg into the jar.
Hopefully room 22 had a great time.                       By Kiana and Chantelle

                                      

Monday, August 8, 2011

Swirly Milk

Last week we did a science experiment called Swirly Milk. First you put milk in a big bowl, Secondly you put in four different colours in four spaces and Thirdly you put a little bit of dishwashing liquid in the middle. Once you have done that then because of the dishwashing liquid it doesn't stay in it's own territory it spreads and makes a spiral with all the different colours.It does it completely on it's own - like a volcano
By Abigail

Our Train Tracks Trip

Last week we went on a walk with Room 1 and Constable Dean. We walked all the way from school to the train tracks! When we got there we sat down for a while then Mrs Brown said that 6 groups of us can cross the tracks BUT we need to Stop, Look and Listen. If we just walked straight away without looking we might get run over by a train. Once we crossed the tracks we waited and waited till one train came past and was very quiet in the distance but not right up close to us. We were all on the ground feeling the vibration of the train coming past. We all wanted it to beep so Gabe said " Pull the bell". They did then everybody blocked their ears. After we had finished the train thing Constable Dean tried to see if we all remembered the safety rules, like how far do you have to be away from the train tracks the answer is 1.5 metres away from the tracks, otherwise you will get whipped up underneath the train, that will not be good.


By Abigail

Friday, August 5, 2011

The peppery skin!




BEFORE
Yesterday Miss Cheeseman found  an experiment. Then she decided room 22 should do the experiment we had a bit of help from Miss Cheeseman. It was called the peppery skin. We found out that water has skin sometimes you can't see it.
This is what we did: we put water into a bowl then we put loads of pepper in the bowl .After that we put a drop of dish washing liquid then the pepper got scared and ran away to the edge because water has a skin layer and when you put pepper and a drop of dish washing liqud the skin layer breaks. 





AFTER
                  by Keziah and Kirsten