Monday, December 9, 2019

Our diorama

Room 1&2 have been working on dioramas about ecosystems. our ecosystem was a rock pool. we have worked very hard on this so please enjoy.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Operation: Filter dirty water.

Operation: clean dirty water

Today, we made a water filter. We had to use all of the following objects: Sand, gravel, cotton and activated charcoal. Once we made the filter, we poured some dirty water inside the water filter. The first time it filtered, it turned PINK so we decided to refilter it twice. The colour changed again! This time the colour turned yellow! After a few more times of refiltering, the dirty water became quite clear which we were very happy about. The appearance of the water is partly clear. The colouration looks like a nice apple juice. So we think we succeeded. here is our result.

By Leo

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Our science experement

Plants Absorbing Water 
Aim: What are you trying to achieve?

Objectives: What are you learning about?

Glass jars 
Cabbage leaves 
Different colours of food colouring 
Scissors/knife/chopping board to cut the celery

Fill up the glass jars ¾ up to around halfway 
Put different amounts of the same food colouring into each jar
Place a celery stick and a cabbage leaf into each jar

Part 1 - Explain why plants need water 
Plants need water to stay alive. Plants need water to obtain their shape, transfer water into energy and collect nutrients from the soil. So basically plants need water to do almost everything, because of how much they depend on the water they would need an efficient way of collecting water.

Part 2 - How they absorb water
Plants obtain water through the soil from the roots all the way up to the leaves. Not all of the roots help absorb water, only the root hairs(the smallest branches of the roots)absorb the water.

Observation: all of the plants have turned a deep shade of blue, but not completely. The dried leaves at the top and some parts of the cabbage didn’t turn blue. Only the part that takes water up is completely blue. The stems are not affected at all by the blue food colouring. The cabbage was the most affected because it got the most dyed and pigmented. The blue food colouring killed the plant so it was all dry and crumbly.

Why: the plants have turned blue because it has absorbed the water as it would usually do to survive. The plant soaks up the water so it can continue living, humans have to drink water too. In nature, it absorbs the clear water in the ground but it would change the appearance would change. It absorbs the colour of the plant would change. For instance normal clear water. It is clear so the natural colour would appear but if you change the water to a different colour like blue, it would soak up the colour and the appearance of the plant would change.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Thursday, August 1, 2019

My speech judging sheet

Topic: Dogs                      
Main Points
Self Assessment

My speech was organised logically into paragraphs, with an effective introduction and a conclusion.

I used some gestures, stood still and made eye contact with my audience.

My voice was clear and loud.  I didn’t speak too quickly or too slowly.
My speech had a message and was original, interesting and relevant to the audience.

I used ‘powerful’ words in my speech.  I also included some language features (eg repetition, alliteration, similes etc)

My speech was between 2 ½ and 3 ½ minutes long.

Next time I need to …
Be more confident as I say my speech.

Teacher Comment 

Great work, Leo. You presented your facts and opinions clearly and gave an expressive performance. I liked seeing your enthusiasm and care for dogs shine throughout your speech. Next time, try to rehearse your speech more so you can say tricky parts with accuracy.

Monday, June 17, 2019

My speech. please give me feedback.

Please give me feedback. Does my writing flow nice or should I make it flow better?

What if we turn into a dog for a day?

Dogs. what do you think about them? Are they cute or are they annoying? I think they are AMAZING! In my opinion, they are the best! Honestly, I can’t imagine how much dog haters there are in the world. But, what if we turn into a dog for a day or two to see what it's like to live as a dog. If you haven't already realised, my speech is about dogs.

Did you know that dogs were around for about 16,000-32,000 years ago! They have evolved from grey wolves to different breeds of the dog. Also, a dog thinks like a 2-year-old baby even though they seem so smart! A 1-year-old dog in dog years is like a 15-year-old human but still thinks like a 2-year-old baby. A dog's whiskers actually help them see in the dark, not their eyes!  Your dog can also smell your feelings so if you're sad they can sense it. That is pretty cool, right? But sadly, every year, approximately 3.9 million dogs end up in animal shelters due to abusive behaviour and injuries. :(

What will happen if we turn into a dog for a day? “PFFFF” when you feel hungry, you won’t have a choice of when you eat. (if your bowl is empty) We would be injured during a large storm because we would have no actual doors to get warmth to survive. It will be lonely when our owner goes out and we would just lye down and do nothing until the owner comes back.  might even get hit and abused. We will be petrified to see what we do to dogs and how dogs react. Dogs aren't just a man’s best friend, they are everyone's friend no matter what.

So what do you think now? Still think dogs are annoying? I hope not. No one can say no if someone is asking to help their dog. If you see a dog injured, call a vet or get help. Seriously, I don’t know why people do this kind of stuff. Do you? I think all of you should know by now why to protect dogs and how.

Spread this speech and tell your parents about it. Remember, not to treat dogs bad or else you will be treated badly. Try help as many dogs you possibly can and donate to animal shelters or charities to save even more! I hope I taught you something and hope you have a wonderful day.