We have been learning how to think like a Scientist. Using our observation skills we studied the materials we used and created word banks. Then presented them in our class and practiced being an audience member. Lastly we learnt how to write instructions and created scientific drawings with labels to explain our experiment. First we added mentos to coca-cola, then baking soda and lastly sand. We think the baking soda went the highest! It fizzed and bubbled and was very exciting.
Monday, August 10, 2020
Saturday, August 8, 2020
This week we learnt about the layers of the earth and how tectonic plates move through our experiments with icing (magma), biscuits (tectonic/oceanic plates) and rice crackers (continental plate). First we used our observation skills and studied the materials we used and collated class word banks and then created group observations of our experiments. We then learnt about instructional writing and wrote about our experiences using scientific language.
Room18 Science Explanations
Convergent is when two plates go together they make big mountains, that's how the Himalayas where made. Divergent Tectonic Plates is when two plates split apart. Amber
What happened? Well what happened when we did it we did four experiments.
One - CONVERGENT, that is when the plates slide TOWARDS each other. it was actually quite amazing, it formed a mountain.
Two - convergent oceanic and continental, its when We added the rice cake No action happened, so kinda boring..
Three - convergent continental, I don't know what should have because all i saw was brown bird poop.
Four - transform, well we slid theM beside each other it sounded horrible horrible Like someone scraping their fingernails on a black board… But it tasted yummy! Alexander
Plate tectonics are layers of the earth like the crust. It is epic and sweet. I love it, it’s special. Kotahi
We had icing, biscuit’s, and rice crackers/rice cake. This week room 18 did an experiment. I (Luca) did one of them LITERALLY!!!!!!!!!!!! Luca
When tectonics plates hit each other They move together and it makes a big mountain. Then the other experiment with the biscuits was really hard to do because their were too many cookie and I was confused. Because it was a lot more than I thought. Some of our plates go under the other plate, when the plate goes under the other. The plate will melt because it is too close to the magma chamber. Some times they can stay put but not for long. Laurence
When the tectonic plates go together one goes under the ground. Inside the earth it is hot because the magma is super hot. The water is on top of the tectonics plates. It was cool, a good experiment and it was super yummy. Maxwell
What I saw: When we scraped the biscuits in the icing and we removed the biscuits the crust of the biscuit looked like soil starting to break. What I tasted: I tasted the sweetness from the icing and the sweetness from the biscuit. It was SUPER sweet. What I smelt: I smelt some weird kind of smell. What I heard: I heard some scraping noises and people talking. Ruuben
Monday, July 6, 2020
Welcome to Term 2. It was wonderful to see so many smiley faces back in Room 20 this week. This term our theme is Kete Aronui. Th...