Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Easy Super Flyer

Today, Room 11 worked with Ms Donald to create some 'Easy Super Flyers.' We had a look at the video and were careful to follow the steps. Here is a video we watched and also the video of us testing them out!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Bucket Tower Challenge

Room 11 worked with Ms Donald this morning and had to build a Bucket Tower in small groups. These were their rules... - Build a tower that will hold weight
- Your tower must suspend a bucket that also holds a weight inside it - You can not tape the legs to the floor - You can only use the materials provide - Work as a TEAM

Materials String Tape 10 straws per group Cup
Here are some photos of our finished towers...

Horizon's Visit

Yesterday, Sarah from Horizon's Regional Council came to visit us to help us further understand how urban and rural runoff impact the quality of our water. We looked at images of our river catchment and stormwater drains around our city.

Next, we used a model to simulate the different ways water is contaminated and enters our waterways. We looked at how fertilisers, sediment, and excrement can be washed off farms and we also spoke about what farmers are doing to reduce this occurrence of these happening.

In the photos below you will see us squeezing bottles, sprinkling sediment, and dripping water onto the model. You will also see how planting trees and building fences can help to reduce what enters the waterway.

Look at the photos of the liquids mixing...Yuck!