BUILDING A CD RACK!

Today in K5 we have mounted a number of CDs on a rack. We are going to place the racks in different underwater environments to analyse the growth of organisms on the discs and to learn about sealife under the water surface.
This forms part of an international school project called the VIRTUE PROJECT promoted by the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.






A SCIENCE CLASS WITH MR.BONEY

We were wondering about bones the other day and we wanted to know how many we had. We tried to count them, but then we realized they’ re all under our skin!
So today in our Science class Mr Boney has been teaching us some of the names of our bones and we’ve been colouring out a skeleton too!





TOOTHPICK STARS

Today we’ve been playing with toothpicks to test the surface tension of coloured water. We’ve found out that dipping a soapy toothpick into the water could break the surface tension and our toothpick stars! Have a look at our pictures!







DROPS ON A PENNY EXPERIMENT

You might think that you can’t fit many drops of water on the surface of a penny. Pennies are just so small! In the Drops on a Penny experiment, though, we’ve investigated surface tension and cohesion at their finest. How many drops of water can fit? There’s only one way to find out… by adding one drop at a time and counting! – Have a look at the outcome!









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 K5 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!





LET’S MAKE A CAKE

Hello! The Moons are learning a new story : “The Cake”. There are some ingredients that we have to mix and then ask: “Did you eat the cake?”