Can you Bend a Pen in Water Without Touching It? – Science

We are continuing to learn how to write up and present scientific experiments. Below is Ashantae’s effort.

Can you Bend a Pen in Water Without Touching It?
Prediction
I predict that the pen will not bend in water.

Equipment
Water
Cup
Pen

Method
Put water in glass.
Put pen in glass.
Look into glass from above.
Look into glass from beneath.
Look into glass from side.

Diagram

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Results

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Conclusion
My prediction was wrong because it was an illusion. The water makes the pen look bent.

What Next?
I think next we could use:

Hot water
Felt tip pen

By Ashantae

Greetings #4 – Spanish

Main concepts covered:
¿Qué tal? = What’s up? (How’s it going?)
¿Cómo se llaman ustedes? = What do you call yourselves?
Te presento a mi amigo _____. = I present to you my friend ___.
Mucho gusto = Nice to meet you.
Igualmente = Same here.
Bastante bien = good enough
Chao = later
Nos vemos = We’ll see you later.
¿Qué pasa? – What’s happening?

7 Aside Football Report – Woodville School

pixlr (480x480).jpgA light breeze floated in the air as the sun shone brightly, casting shadows of the children and adults that were scattered across the field. Woodville and Eketahuna school battled for the ball, passing to each other and attacking the opposing team. At one point Eketahuna scored, but not long after Tai scored a goal for Woodville school!!! We all cheered for him just as the game ended. It was a draw, 1-1! The team did a celebratory mud dive for/with Tai (see/insert Picture) We took a 20 minute break before getting back on the field, Mr. Madge and I stood by the sidelines, observing the game and cheering them on while they played. Aaron was in goal first, he was doing an amazing job doing some spectacular saving! Sadly St. Joseph’s (the opposing team) still scored a few points before halftime, making the score 5-0. We were trying so hard, I could tell, Maryanne, Hinemoa and Marino had some very smooth skills, whereas Mary, Aaron, Tanysha, Connor and Tai did some Amazing attacks. We finished our 1 minute break and swapped sides, Tai was in goal as Hinemoa, Mary and Aaron were mid-field, Connor was attacking and Marino and Tanysha were defence. By the end of the game Tai had done some more spectacular saves, while Tanysha, Marino and Connor were amazing at disrupting the plays of the opposition. The score was 7-0 but the team still kept a great spirit, still being happy with how they played, I was proud myself, they played really well; but sadly they missed finals, only just! Better luck next time guys!

By Stephanie (Year 7)

Dare to make a choice

20170613_122040 (480x270)Today, room Whareiti started a new course with local police educators, constable Max and Sarah. Today’s lesson focused on – What do I know and what do I need to know about drugs? Today, students had to identify what drugs are legal or illegal. Above are the drugs that students identified as illegal.

Greetings #3 – Spanish

Learning with ZEAL

In our Spanish lesson today, we have been learning more greetings. We are using Spanish lessons with Paco. Main ideas covered today:

Main ideas covered:

¿Cómo se llama ella? = What does she call herself?

Ella se llama _____. = She calls herself ________.

¿Cómo se llama él? = What does he call himself?

Él se llama ______. = He calls himself ________.

Se llama ________. = He/she calls him/herself _______.

¿Cómo se llama usted? =What do you call yourself (formal)?

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Flax work – Maori

20170608_091433 (480x270)Today we had a member of our local Maori community, Melissa Reiri, come to our class and help teach us some plaiting (whiri) with flax (harakeke) to make flowers (puti puti).

Using speech marks – writing

In class today we’ve been learning to use speech marks. I used the video below to help teach how to use speech marks.

Black Bull – writing

Black Bull.PNGHere’s what Ashantae wrote while describing the character Black Bull, the horse in the short animation clip, the Dragon Slayer. This is her first go at using a variety of adjectives to draw in and maintain the reader’s interest.

Black Bull

A muscular horse known as Black Bull. A luggage holder and a baby carrier strutting his way down the dusty pathway. An olive colour, with a light brown mane. A stubborn horse, but fit like Usain Bolt. No one knew why he was called Black Bull because he was olive brown. A caring and loveable horse, you can tell that he was a slave and especially with those big blue eyes. Black Bull is a Brave Warrior that no one would like to fight.

Dragon Slayer – writing

As part of our writing unit, we’ve been learning how to :

  • recognise and use complex adjectives and adverbs
  • recognise and use language features in our writing
  • use spoken dialogue in our writing

We’ve been using a great resource in the literacy shed to help develop our skills. We’ll share some of our writing soon.

 

Will a paper towel stay dry in water?- Science

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Audryarnna seeing if the paper towel is dry. 

In class we’ve been learning how to write up science experiments using a scientific process. Below was our first go. It was a good start.

Will a paper towel stay dry in water?
Prediction
I think the paper towel will get wet in water.

Equipment
A bowl
A glass cup
Paper towels
Water

Method
Fill the bowl with water.
Put the paper towels inside the glass cup.
Put the glass cup open end into the water.
Take the glass cup out of the water.
Take the paper towels out to see if they were wet or dry.

Diagram
PaperTowel
Results
When Mr Madge took out the paper towels from the cup they were all DRY.

Conclusion
My prediction was wrong because paper towels were dry when Mr Madge pulled them out of the cup. I think they stayed dry because…

What next ?
We could use different materials, different cups, warm water.

Making 3 – mathematics

Maths Trick

Mr Madge shares a maths tricks.

To make mathematics more interesting I’ve introduced maths tricks Thursday. Every Thursday I’ll introduce a maths trick to show how cool maths can be. Students can then use these tricks (formulas) to impress their friends. Here’s today trick:

  1. Choose a Number.
  2. Add 5.
  3. Double the result.
  4. Subtract 4.
  5. Divide the result by 2.
  6. Subtract the number you started with.
  7. The result is 3.

Explore this trick further here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gmail in Whareiti

GmailLogoI’ve just created gmail accounts for all the students in Whareiti. It’s a great opportunity for the students in the class to explore the applications in the Google suite. The class will be learning about safe use of the Internet and especially social media to help keep themselves safe. We’ll use the resource provided by Netsafe called OWLS.

Meet class Whareiti

20170505_093525Together we start term two. Meet class Whareiti. They’re a year 7 & 8 class at Woodville School.

Greetings #3 – Spanish

In our Spanish lesson today, we have been learning more greetings. We are using Spanish lessons with Paco. Main ideas covered today:

Main ideas covered:

¿Cómo se llama ella? = What does she call herself?

Ella se llama _____. = She calls herself ________.

¿Cómo se llama él? = What does he call himself?

Él se llama ______. = He calls himself ________.

Se llama ________. = He/she calls him/herself _______.

¿Cómo se llama usted? =What do you call yourself (formal)?

Whareroa farm visit

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Pirita and Layton looking for stream life

As part of our study of water we visited Whareroa farm. We looked at water catchments and did stream studies to look at what lives in the stream. There are lots of regenerating shrubland, coastal views and kohekohe forest on walks that are suitable for children. We also had a great time doing orienteering and being shown around by members of the Kapiti Coast District Council.

Give me four clues – problem solving

Can you solve the problem below?

I am thinking of a number between 1 and 100. What’s my number? 

Look at the eight clues below.
Can you sort out the four clues that enable you to deduce my number?
Which four clues are not necessary, even though they are true?

Clues 

  1. The number is greater than 9.
  2. The number is not a multiple of 10.
  3. The number is a multiple of 7.
  4. The number is odd.
  5. The number is not a multiple of 11.
  6. The number is less than 200.
  7. Its ones digit is larger than its tens digit.
  8. Its tens digit is odd.

Challenge:
Choose your own secret number between 1 and 100.
Write exactly four clues so that your friend needs each of them to guess your number.
Try it out on your friend.

Remember, avoid clues that double-up and therefore are not needed such as both ‘it’s even’ and ‘it’s in the 4 times table’. Your four clues must lead to just one number between 1 and 100.

Frisball – Physical Education

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Vallerie looks on as Cameryn and Aroura battle for the ball

All term to help maintain our fitness, improve coordination and team work we have been playing a game we’ve christened as frisball. I introduced the class to indoor frisbee at the beginning of the year – hence the ‘fris’. As the school hall was divided into thirds we changed the frisbee to a netball, as a netball court is divided into thirds. We’ve blended rules of both games and arrived at a very fast game, enjoyed by all.

Dry paper towels in water – Science

Science paper towels dry (400x225)In room 5, we had a science lesson for the year 5 & 6s while the year 7 & 8s were at technology. The current focus is water, so why not do a water based science experiment and learn how to write up the process. Together we wrote up the experiment below, to help model for students.

I asked the students if a paper towel would stay dry in water? No it won’t, it will get wet was the overwhelming response, not one yes! Well, Mr Madge weaved his magic, and would you believe it, (Alex couldn’t) I put a paper towel in a bowl of water pulled it out and it was dry. They were a few amazed faces. How did I do it?

Prediction
I think the paper towel will get wet in water because that’s what they are designed to soack up water.

Equipment
A bowl
A glass cup
Paper towels
Water

Method
Fill the bowl with water.
Put the paper towels inside the glass cup.
Put the glass cup into the water.
Took the glass cup out of the water.
I took the paper towels out to see if they were wet or dry.

Results
When Mr Madge took out the paper towels from the cup they were all DRY.

Conclusion
My prediction was wrong because paper towels were dry when Mr Madge pulled them out of the cup. I think they stayed dry because…

What next?
We could use different materials, different cups, warm water.

 

TENA KOUTOU – Waiata

In room 5 today we are continuing to learn waiata. You can listen to our attempt here. The second waiata we’ve learned is called TENA KOUTOU. Mr Madge played it on the ukulele, with Pirita the lead singer while the rest of the class backed him up. This waiata is used to greet and welcome people at a pöwhiri or used just as a welcome song. It is easy to learn
because each line is repeated or echoed. It is often performed with one person leading.Tena Koutou

Coordinate Challenge

We’ve been working on coordinates in class as part of our geometry work. Here’s a problem for you to try out. Don’t give up – persevere!Coordinate puzzle

Can you position these ten letters in their correct places according to the eight clues below?

Coordinate puzzle 1

Clues:

The letters at (1,1), (1,2) and (1,3) are all symmetrical about a vertical line.

The letter at (4,2) is not symmetrical in any way.

The letters at (1,1), (2,1) and (3,1) are symmetrical about a horizontal line.

The letters at (0,2), (2,0) have rotational symmetry.

The letter at (3,1) consists of just straight lines.

The letters at (3,3) and (2,0) consist of just curved lines.

The letters at (3,3), (3,2) and (3,1) are consecutive in the alphabet.

The letters at (0,2) and (1,2) are at the two ends of the alphabet.

Want to try it out online? Click here, and scroll down the page.

SOURCE NRICH