Friday, 30 November 2012

Art Class - look at how classy we are!

Today James took our art class and instructed us in the art of making avatars. James then went on to shoot and produce an iMovie of the session for you to enjoy. Can you tell what the inspiration is for some of our avatars?

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Professor Bunsen

On Tuesday, we were visited by a very clever scientist, who goes by the name Professor Bunsen.
He told the  Middles all about physics and chemistry and showed us many different experiments. Some of the things we did look like magical tricks, but Professor Bunsen explained the science behind every thing he did.

Some of the things we learned include:
I learnt that when you rub a balloon on thin hair, your hair will spike up and then if you get some tinsel and put it in front of the balloon, the tinsel floats up because of the build up of energy -Tessa
I learnt how air is so important and why we need it. We need air because we need to be able to open containers. I know this because Professor Bunsen took all of the air out of a container and it was impossible to take off the lid - Amber
Professor Bunsen said that if you are a scientist you never say, “impossible”. I also learnt that cotton is very flammable – Riley
With different chemical you can make different colours. I also leant that ping pong balls are made of cotton, not plastic – Dan S
If you put water in a bowl and then fill the rest of the bottle up with air, then overfill it with air, it will fly high in the sky and it will have a cloud inside. Ping pong balls are the only thing that’s explosive that’s allowed at the Olympic Games – Matt G
Chemistry isn’t about overflowing, bubbly things, it’s about chemicals, reactions, solids, liquids and gases - Laura
Chemistry is basically in everything – Gemma
A nappy is made of lots of chemicals and if you put turmeric and detergent together it changes to blood! – Ciaran
If you have one cup of hot water and one cup of cold water and you get a special fan in the cups it will generate power – Joe

Hands on Science on PhotoPeach

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Cate comes to talk with us

Last Thursday, the Middles were lucky enough to have a guest speaker come in. Cate (one of the student's mothers) came to talk about being a microbiologist. Cate bought in some plates with different bacteria in them. Cate also bought in some plates without anything in them for the Middles to keep.

Microbiologists study little tiny bits of bacteria. With the bacteria the microbiologists look at them and see what it is and then they tell the patient what is wrong with them. Microbiologists also test the bacteria against different antibiotics.