On Thursday we had some students from Balmacewen Intermediate showing us their science fair projects. They had to decide on an area that interested them and come up with a question to investigate. They then had to find ways to test/answer their question and create a board with all their information. We had 4 students talk to us. Their topics were ( as we remember them):
1) What effect does the swimming pool have on your teeth?
2) How clean is the Taieri River?
3) Do boys and girls see the same things in
4)Would Dunedin have similar effects from earthquakes as Christchurch due to the kind of ground underneath us?
Here they are talking to Room 2, 3 and 4.
We thought they were pretty clever and they explained their ideas very clearly.
We have started to explore bubbles and we had lots of fun on Friday blowing them on the tennis court.
Scientists make observations by using their senses of sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. We made some observations using sight, sound and touch. We decided not to taste the bubbles when Mrs O'Donnell said they were made out of dishwashing liquid -yuck!
rainbows in the bubbles
big and little bubbles
bubbles floating up even when there was no wind
clusters of bubbles and bubbles by themselves
sticky little 'kisses' when the bubbles popped on us
Scientists ask questions to find out new things about their world.
We asked questions and we tried to use some question words to help us...words like who? where? when? what? why? and how?
Here are some of our questions....
How do bubbles go up when there is no wind?
How big can a bubble be?
What will happen when you put a fire under a bubble?
How do you make bubbles?
We want to try and answer some of these questions. We will think about ways to find out over the next few days.
Keep warm everyone!!