On Thursday we went to the garden to learn about flower cells. We also did an experiment on flowers. First, we predicted. We predicted that the food dye would change the colour of the petals or that the petals will fall off. We predicted that the flowers would change colour in 7 days, 5 hours, or some thought straight away.
After that we filled a bottle up half way with water. Each group decided on a colour to dye the water. One of the groups chose red and one group chose purple. We went ahead and put the dye and then the flower. Nothing happend so we went and had a look around the garden. It has been 1 day and the flower has had a slight change. Here is a picture:
Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday , which marks the start of Lent. Another name for Shrove Tuesday is Pancake Day. Long ago this was a day for feasting and having a good time. People would go to church to confess the bad things they had done and would be ‘shriven’ or forgiven before the start of Lent. Since rich foods such as eggs were forbidden during Lent, one way of using them up would be to make pancakes. We decided to write a procedural text -How to Make Pancakes- I think we got it right, they were delicious!!!
We have been so lucky over the last few weeks to have two wonderful students from Monash University who come to our school and teach us all about Space and Rockets.
With Sarah and Dave , we have talked about gravity and force and how these things are important for us – especially if we were thinking about going into space .
We made balloon rockets , then in groups made a water rocket that we would launch into space – or as far as it would go . We had to think about lots of things like shape size and how much water to put in . Its tough being an engineer !
We launched our rockets three times, each time measuring the time it spent in the air and with a trundle wheel, the distance it travelled from the launch pad . Results were interesting .
Watch us hard at work.
Our Rocket Launch on PhotoPeach
We left early for our adventure – it’s a long way from Blackburn! We travelled down lots of roads, through a tunnel and over a L O N G bridge to get there . Once we arrived we couldn’t wait to get into the Planetarium . It was great !
The day went past so quickly – so much to see , so much to do .
Look at the photos and see how busy we were.