Thursday, 15 September 2016

Dance clothing

Room 13 and 15

Dear Parents/ Caregivers,
We have been practicing hard, and are very excited to be sharing our dance with you next Wednesday. We are performing first so will be on the stage at 12:45pm. (See next post)
Costume requirements: To go with our bright colourful scarves we have decided to wear black/ dark clothing.
Tights, shorts, track pants etc. and a t-shirt. 
Could you please send these named clothes to school in a plastic bag on Monday as we have a dress rehearsal.
Susan Moore and Julie Tayles

Junior Dance Celebration

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Monday, 12 September 2016

Mad Scientist Monday

Today we had a bottle, vinegar, a balloon and baking soda.

We put vinegar into a dry water bottle.  Into the balloon we put some baking soda.  Very carefully we put the balloon onto the bottle.  Then we tipped the balloon up so the baking soda went into the vinegar.

What did we think would happen?
- mixture will go white - Jaxon
- mixture will go all the way to the top - Briar
- when the mixture goes up it will go into the balloon and it will go up - Emma
- balloon will pop - Charlotte

What happened?

The mixture fizzed and went white.  There were lots of bubbles and the mixture went about half way up the bottle.  The balloon went up!

Why did this happen?
The bubbles of gas popped and the gas went up into the balloon.

I wonder... will they still be up in the morning?

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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Mad Scientist Monday

Today we tried to make our own mixture that would get the worms and raisins dancing.

Last week we used Sprite, this week we used baking soda and vinegar.

This time Mrs Aberhart cut the worms into 3.  We thought that they were too heavy last time and that is why they didn't go up and down.

First we put baking soda into water and then put the worms into that mixture.  We had to leave it soaking for 15 minutes.
Then we put the worms into the vinegar.  We got lots of bubble and fizzing, but our worms were still to heavy to go up and down.  The tail on one of Cassie and Briar's worms was moving.

So we decided to try it with the raisins.  Would they work?  We knew they worked with Sprite.  We repeated the process - soaking the raisins while we went to lunch and then after the break we put them in the vinegar.

Success!!!!  Our raisins were dancing in the vinegar.

You get lots of bubbles and fizzing when you mix the baking soda with the vinegar!

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Friday, 2 September 2016