Thursday, 29 May 2014

Science Road Show

                                          Science road show at Tamaki

Today on Friday Class 5 (Rm19) and Class 2 (Rm21) went to the Science road show at Tamaki. We walked down to Tamaki instead of going on a bus because it is close to Pt England. When we got there we went inside the schools hall and there were some stuff that we could play with. First the presenters told us some stuff about life and Gases then  they picked some volunteers so they could try something. This was about senses and if you can’t use your eyes to see you will make wrong choices.

When the show was over they told us that there would of been a competition to see who could be the people to get all three names on one of the science cards to the prize box. To do that they had to go and do the activity and give a reason why the that thing happened to one of the teachers that came with us. I didn’t know where to start but then I saw one of my friends he was trying to do something and it was trying to make a tunnel stand. To do this we had to put some blocks together and lift the board and lean then there was a platform board for it to stand on and we had to lift that up to. That then makes a standing 2D block tunnel.

When I was walking I saw a bowl that had some cards and they were the Science card to that you get to find the names of the activities on the card. It had four names of activities, but one of them was fake so it was actually three. One of them was Magnetic earth and on that you have to use a little magnet stick that was rectangle and on one side was red and on the other side was black. How it worked was that the red side on the magnet was to stick on the north pole and and the black side to stick on the south pole.

When we find that out we tell a teacher thats with us from point England to clip a hole on the name thats on the card. Then we could move on to the other things. Next up was Power point and on this there was a big heated light machine that was facing down on a mirror. The mirror was in the table and in a curved shape like a bowl. On this you have to figure out where the hot spot is, and it was easy cause when that light reflects off the mirror it could make it even hotter.

Then I had one more to go but I forgot what it was. This activity had four middle size cylinders and two of them had water filled with it but the other two had air. These cylinders were actually connected somehow but the water and the air were still separated. Somehow the strings of the balls had to get in though whatever's separating it. But anyways you had to spin it and find out why the two balls that were in the water part of the cylinder spin in and the two balls in the air part of the cylinder spin out.

I had some help for this one because it was the first activity I did. For the air one the balls have no force to stop it from spinning out. Then for the water one the balls had water to stop it from spinning out because of the waters force. I was finished so then I put my card in the Prize box on a table. Then I went to go explore some of the things there.

I went on nearly all of them I think, and one of the one’s that I like was this camera that makes people look strongish yellowish reddish looking. I think it was heat vision camera I think. We then were told to come back for our second show. As we came back we saw another school but I didn't know what school they were from. The presenters then gave us another show for us to see and it was about how loud the balloon pops with some fire thing.

There were two balloons one medium size and one big size that was the same size as a school bag. One of the presenters told us that the council said to them that we have to cover our ears because it will make a loud noise. It started I looked at some people and then I heard a boom. But it didn't feel like it was loud when another presenter said “that was nothing”. This next one is going to be loud and that presenter wasn't joking.

The balloon was big like when I said before and they had a more strong fire maker. I was getting nervous and I wasn't lying because as soon as that fire touched the balloon I saw the balloon blow up with a massive fire vortex around it. But that wasn't all because it was so strong that there also was a powerful wave that came to our chest and pushed us back. Everyone were talking about what just happened to them and how powerful it was.

We all had to calm down now after that and the last thing they talked about was some things about Carbon dioxide, Oxygen, Air, Gas and Nitrogen. One of the guys put something on the table and it was a cylinder that had Blue balls, Red balls, and a White ball. They meant something but I think the blue meant Oxygen but I couldn't remember. They told us this lesson because these are gas they we have and need. That was the last of the show for us but not for the other school.

I enjoyed going to the Science road show.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Class five Sound games Inquiry

In Class five we are playing sound games so that we can learn more. The sound game that I played was Sound and Instrument Exploration. There are three instrument options that you can choose. Bongobonaza,Pipes and Strings. I chose pipes because that was as Pan flute and I always wanted to play it.

You learn to do the high pitch and a low pitch on your instrument. When you start on the pan flute, you will be giving questions about knowing the pipes and how the sound vibrations can be high and low. On the last question I started to play around with the pipes so I could do different pitch and frequency. 

After that I finished the Pan flute questions. I was going to start the others but I thought I might go on the another sound game. It was cool doing it but I if you want to have a go click on this link down here.

                  Sound and exploration Game

Friday, 9 May 2014



In class 5 we did Badminton in the hall. It is like tennis but the racket is longer and the ball is actually a thing could a shuttle. Shuttles a not like tennis balls because they don’t roll. How to play the game is that you have to hit the shuttle and don’t let it fall on the ground. But first we did some warm ups to practise for a game and they taught us to use the forehand and the backhand.

We even played stuck in the mud for one of the warm up games. So then we were given rackets and we had to hold with a forehand grip and backhand grip. Our class was practising hitting the shuttle. The person Rob told us a to use forehand and backhand to hit the shuttle as well. We all practices for a little bit of time until we were called back again.

Rob then showed us that we have to find a partner and practice hitting the shuttle to each other. After that we then had a game. If who ever misses the ball the partners have to sit down. But quite a lot of us had to sit down quick but then there were winners and the best was a year seven called Taniela and a year eight called Jabez. They were the best because they called go for long but I thought they weren't going to be the best for the next round that we had.

I was wrong because they came first again. It was a short game but then we had to go because I think there was going to be another class going. It was fun doing badminton but I bit hard because its not like tennis. I wonder what will happen when we go to it next Thursday and what will we learn.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Immersion assembly

At the Immersion assembly our topic was about how things move and work. Mr Burt was presenting us with the team items that the teachers do. The First team was Team One and there one was all about the Zoo because they were going to the zoo tomorrow. Team one was going to learn about what makes you safe and what makes the Animals safe like home.

The next Team was Team Two and this was all about flying and how things move in the air. It showed Hot Air Balloons and Panes flying and going up. It was kind of funny when they did there dance at the start. After team two were Team Three with there colours and how colours can form a rainbow on the water and can reflect off some things. So like if there were colours Blue, Green, Purple, Red, Orange and Yellow and they shined on a green cloak the green colour would reflect off because the cape is green.

One of the teachers also said that what kind of colour is a banana
when its in the dark. Team Four was next and this was all about what can float and what sink also the buoyancy of things. We watched a movie and there was a person that looked like he was a scientist and he told us some things. When the movie was over the teachers for team four gave us a quiz to see who was listening.

The final team was Team Five and this was all about sound and music. There were six teachers altogether and they all carried instruments and did some music. My teacher Miss Paget was in this one and her and the others were wearing black glasses. There also was a movie about the instruments and the sounds that they make. When all of the teams had finished there items Mr Burt said a few things and the pray then we went back to class.