OCEAN “RAP”SODY

Durant les últimes setmanes els alumnes de 3EP hem creat una obra de teatre per participar al concurs internacional POLAR BEARS INTERNATIONAL. Han col·laborat amb nosaltres EI-5, 1EP i 2EP i ens ho hem passat molt bé!
L’obra es titula OCEAN “Rap” sody i tracta d’uns óssos polars que decideixen demanar ajuda als humans a causa de la seva situació de perill. Meduses, artèmies i ocells seran els encarregats de fer arribar el missatge als humans.
Però, arribarà el missatge? Esperem que us agradi!

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.




Amazing Science: How to make soap from recycled oil

Today we’ve made soap from recycled oil! This laboratory experiment is part of our Polar Bear Project.
Students from the 1st year of A levels have shown us how to make soap.
This is their recipe:
250 g of recycled oil
250 ml H2O
5 g salt
35 g caustic soda
some drops of lavender water
colourant

It has been so amazing!
Look at the pictures.





A VIRTUAL VISIT TO THE VIENNA ZOO

Today we’ve been connected through Skype with the Zoo of Vienna, the TIERGARTEN SCHÖNBRUNN to watch live Ranzo and Lynn, two polar bears. They are both four years old.
Thanks a lot for having made this happen, Mrs. Gaby Schwammer and Mr. Bernhard Jost!
The Vienna Zoo is the World’s oldest zoo. It opened in 1752.
Vienna’s Schönbrunn Zoo has been declared best zoo in Europe.









SOIL ANALYSIS FOR PROJECT POLAR BEAR

Today the teams Eco Scientists 1&2 have determined different characteristics of our vegetable gardens in K4 and Grade 4 such as temperature, soil moisture, acidity or pH –level.

Also, they have started to record the size of the plants and their leaves to determine the expected growth and they’ve had a look at our Californian worms and how the vermicomposting is going.