Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Saturday, 24 June 2017
Here are the photos of our art day!
Friday, 23 June 2017
This week the award goes to...
Mr Rayhaan for the self confidence he is gaining in taking part in all class activities. Fantastic achievement Rayhaan!
Makaia as usual, you showed your great oratory skills in presenting our buddy Amber's award! Well done.
I wonder who will get the next award?
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
We love being scientists. Here we are seeing if we can make a cloud in a jar!
First we put some boiling water in a jar. Then we sprayed in some hairspray (this acted as the dust particles which float around in the atmosphere above us).
Next we put the lid on the jar. The lid was super cold because we had put ice on it. We needed to do this to simulate (that's a big word meaning " make it like") the colder air in the atmosphere. The water evaporated and as it rose up to the colder air it began to condense. The water droplets attached themselves to the hairspray particles (just like they would in real life to the dust particles in the atmosphere) and formed our very own little cloud in a jar. It looked really cool and when we lifted the lid off the cloud, just drifted away!
Like all good scientists we observed our experiment for some time. Some of our hypotheses were wrong. The water did not all evaporate, the water did not change colour, the bag did not burst.
In fact the sun did cause the water to heat up. The water evaporated and condensed on the sides of the bag (because the air was cooler) and then when you tapped the bag, the tiny drops of water all ran together falling bigger drops and then ran back down the sides of the bag into the water at the bottom.
Oh my gosh .... the water cycle in action in a plastic bag!