Friday, 27 June 2014

Plant, food Research

Plant, food Research

P 1: On Wednesday three Scientist visitors from company that does Plant and food research came to the Pt England senior block to show us experiment. We sat in the what the teachers call the Street in the senior block. The people’s names were Jacob, Lora and Lara. They told us that they were into science and biology.

P 2: For the first experiment Lora told us about observing the acid, base and neutral. She poured some Cabbage juice in to a long bottle then poured in vinegar in a different bottle. Lora tried to tell us and show us that they can change the base and acid with a neutral compound. If they changed the base of the cabbage juice would turn green but if it changed into an acid it would be red.

P 3: Our next experiment was with Dry ice and it White box that was steaming with Dry ice. The Ice came in a white box that was steaming when Jacob lifted the lid off the white box. He put on some gloves and then he picked up some of the ice. Meanwhile Lora poured in Mr muscle in a bottle and then Jacob dropped the ice in the bottle of Mr muscle and what happen was amazing.
There were heaps of bubbles that came out of the bottle non stop.

P 4: It then came to the last experiment which they did. The last experiment was when they mixed liquid to make gunge. The gunge was green and it looked like slime. When Jacob picked some green gunge out of the bottle the gunge was still in liquid form a little. Lora then picked some and rolled some up and it turned into a solid. She then gave some to most of us and we got to feel it.

Not everyone got one but it did feel weird when I found one on the ground. Lora and Lara then asked us question about our jobs and experiments. Some of us said how they got into science. It was cool watching them do Science with them.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Class Five Swimming


At Pt England school Class Five has swimming for two weeks. We have to bring our togs every day because we have swimming every day. Our class always have it after lunch time but I don’t know why. When we get to the pools we have to wait outside for a while then we go in. After we got in the boys and girls went straight into their changing rooms.

I had my togs on so I would of being quick. Afterwards I walked out of the changing rooms and walked to the showers were there was more than one shower. There were four showers in total one cold and the other three were warm. I then saw some other boys coming but that's when I left the shower and went to the warm pools to wait. Later the boys and some girls got to the warm pools to wait as well so all we needed to do was wait for the swimming instructor.

We had to be put into to groups 1 and 2 so that the people in one go to the big pool. I was put into group two and then we were aloud  in the pool. The first thing we did was to use a swimming board and kick all the way to the other side with the board in front, head up and tommy looking down. When we got to the other side we had to go back but doing the same thing. Our swimming instructor told us to kick on our backs while we have the board on our legs but holding it.

I then saw some of the boys putting there boards away cause we weren't going to use them. The next thing we did was rocket arms, and that was when we had our hands together and up behind our ears then kick to the other side. We had two more things to do and that was the normal swim where you use your arms and legs. The last one was swimming on your back with your arms and legs and with that I couldn't see where I was going.

It was time to get out cause we only had a short amount of time so we couldn't have free time. That was the only thing we couldn't have free time but that was find. It was cool but on the next day we learn something else.