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My brother and I (with mum's help of course) combined water and vinegar in a plastic bottle. Mum rolled up some bi-carb in a paper towel and she twisted the ends like a lolly. We decorated a cork that fit the bottle with red streamers like a rocket. We sat about 3 metres away while mummy put the bi-carb lolly in and put the cork rocket very quickly in. We counted down but nothing happened!!!
My mum made butterfly nets with me. We bought some curtain material. Then we took the middle part out of an old tennis racket and we sewed the curtain material around the racket.
By Joel, Sydney
We started the year with a science task which proved to be very worthwhile. The challenge was to design an experiment or set of experiments to test who was the strongest member of our family. From this we discovered that we would have to think about different types of strength, and for which specific strength we were going to test. Also how to keep the variables at a minimum for fair testing and accurate results. Lots of measuring and weighing was needed, as well as the design of our own fitness equipment, weight bars etc. The children's ideas were really different to my own and when I tried to write up what we had learned at the end of the week, I was amazed at the variety of learning that had been accomplished - much more than just science.
By Joanne, Qld
I made two bird boxes.
The first one I made out of wood from our garage. I started making the bird box a few months ago but in the end it only took a day.
We are studying about Geology. Rock formation to be exact. First, we hiked to many different locations. The Mountains, near the beach, Walmart, everywhere, and picked rocks! We keep ziplock bags and index cards, each rock that we find we note where, when, and then number it. Then put it in a bag, sealing until we get home.
After we get home, we take out one bag and examine the outside. We guess what class it's in, and then the fun begins. Armed with a hammer, magnifing glass, and safety glasses, we get to smash open the rock. We note if its grainy, does it have layers, or did we find a fossil!@!!?
Then we look up in our rock hunting handbook, and see if our guesses are correct.
Happy Rock Hounding!!!
By Belinda, USA
Today, the 22nd of August 2008, I got two different flowers from our garden. One was a white daisy and the other was a pink and purple magnolia.
Talitha, Micah and I made gruesome goo. We had lots of fun playing with it. You knead two cups of cornflour, one cup of water and a few drops of food colouring. I made blue goo, Micah made green goo and Talitha made pink goo. We made it into balls and then they turned hard. Then we wet it and it became sloppy again, but it was too sloppy, so we put it in the microwave for a few seconds and the water evaporated.
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