Sunday, 25 June 2017

Science - Our very own lava lamps


This week in Room 3 we made our very own lava lamps.

We put on our scientist thinking hats and followed the steps below to complete our investigation:

1. Make a prediction.
2. Conduct the experiment.
3. Observe and record results.
4. Share results.
5. Ask questions. 

Check out our amazing lava lamps below. We worked in groups to complete the write up of our experiment. This experiment taught us a lot about teamwork, sharing, taking turns and talking with our classmates.



















Tuesday, 13 June 2017

S.T.E.A.M

This week Room 3 and Room 4 have started S.T.E.A.M.
This stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths.

We read the story The Three Billy Goats Gruff and then we were put in small groups of 3 or 4.

There were 2 challenges, one in Room 4 and one in Room 3.

In Room 3 the challenge was:
“The grumpy ol’ troll won’t let the Billy Goats cross his bridge, but he never mentioned anything about a raft. Unfortunately, the Billy Goats, known for their strange eating habits, have consumed all of the building supplies except straws and pipe cleaners.”

This is what we came up with:















Friday, 2 June 2017

E-ako Maths in Room 3


This week we have started using E-ako Maths.

This is a fantastic website where each child has a login and they are able to practice a range of different maths activities.

You can visit the website https://e-ako.nzmaths.co.nz/

The children are really enjoying it and are engaged the whole time in their learning.







Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Anti Bullying Week


This week is Anti Bullying Week! 
Let's take a stand together to stop bullying! 
Wear pink this Friday 26th May to show your support!



Friday, 19 May 2017

Science Science Science!

Today we experimented with baking soda, vinegar and food colouring. Our predictions were it would explode, fizz up, make swirls, bubble or change colour.



We were amazed at what we saw happening in front of us. We learnt that the baking soda is the base and the vinegar is a acid and when they are added together they react and break into water and carbon dioxide which creates all the fizzing as it escapes the solution.


Thursday, 18 May 2017

More Science in Room 3

We have been continuing to explore different Science experiments and see change over time.

This week we did Walking Water. 
We filled 2 cups up half way with water and then picked 2 different colours to put into the water. 
Next we folded handy towels in half and placed them over the cups. 

We made predictions about what we thought would happen over time. Some of us thought the colours will mix and change colour and some of us thought nothing would happen.


We left them over the weekend and when we came back, WOW the change was amazing!
We noticed the cups were now all filled to the same amount and the colours had changed. 
Some of them had mixed to make new colours.




Monday, 8 May 2017

More Science in Room 3

This week we have enjoyed exploring some different science experiments. 
We have been watching the liquids change in front of our eyes and using different materials to see this happen. 
On Friday we completed the Milk experiment using food colouring, milk and dishwashing liquid.
We made predictions about what they thought would happen when they were all mixed together. 
We thought it would make bubbles, explode or make a rainbow.

When we added the dishwashing liquid to the milk and food colouring it pushed the colours to the outside of the bowl and made colourful swirls. 






After we completed our experiment we did some writing about what we saw happen. We had to include adjectives into our writing.