Conte de Montserrat

Per preparar l’excursió de demà, ha vingut la mare del Martí, l’Eva, per explicar-nos la història de la muntanya de Montserrat: Com es va formar, qui hi viu, quins animals podem trobar, quines activitats s’hi poden fer…

Ha estat molt interessant i ja estem preparats per l’excursió que farem demà!

Moltes gràcies!

DOES AN ORANGE FLOAT OR SINK?

Does an orange float or sink in water? We began by filling a large bowl of water and placing an orange in the water. The K4 kids discovered that the orange floats. Then we peeled the orange, removing the rind. Next we placed the unpeeled orange in the water and guess what? It started to sink!
The rind of an orange is full of tiny air pockets making it float on the surface!




PLAYING POLAR BEAR GAMES

This week we are meeting the 4th graders in the computer room.
They’ve created games with Scratch about polar bears and their habitat in their ICT class.
Today we’ve had our first get together. We’ve had a lot of fun and we’ve learnt a lot. Polar bears eat seals, factories pollute the air and the ice is melting!




VERMICOMPOSTING

Today we have fed our Californian red worms. They are in charge of composting and they are eating quite a lot of school kitchen waste. Lettuce, tomatoes and carrots are their favourite food but they do not like cabbage at all! Amazing!
Have a look at our vermicomposting box. The worms like hiding and don’t like direct light.
The worms and composting are also part of our Project Polar Bear.



LEARNING HOW TO DRINK FROM A “BOTIJO”

The “botijo”is one of the most interesting bottles or jars ever seen. It’s made of porous clay with the intention of holding and cooling water. Its best claim to fame is that it keeps the water cool under really hot conditions and even better, it never changes the water flavour.
Botijos are ecological and you do not need fridges to cool the water and you can also reduce the plastic waste.
Our carbon footprint is being reduced too.
“Botijos” are an important part of our Polar Bear project 2016/2017!
We’ve started to learn how to drink which is quite challenging and we’ve had so much fun.