Monday, May 28, 2012

The 3 states of water

We have been doing experiments with water. We have learned that water has 3 states.
Water can be normal water (liquid), it can be steam (water vapor) and it can be ice (solid).
To change the state of water you have to heat it up and make it hot, or cool it down and make it cold.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Making Popcorn

We made popcorn.

These are corn seeds. They are not popcorn yet. We wanted to change the corn seeds into popcorn. How did we do this?


We put the corn seeds in a frypan and turned it on. The corn started popping...

...but then it started burning! Ms Nagels had turned the pan up too high! We had to take it quickly outside so the smoke alarm wouldn't go off and the fireman come to our school.
But we had no popcorn to eat! Lucky Ms Nagels had bought some microwave popcorn too, so we took it up to the staffroom and put it in the microwave. 
We heard it going POP POP POP!

The skinny bag got bigger because the seeds in the bag had popped and made the bag full.

We smelt and tasted the popcorn. It was yummy.

 Some of the seeds did not pop.                  
We learned that heat changes corn seeds into popcorn and that you can't turn it back again.
The corn seeds had turned inside out!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Change of State

Our new inquiry learning topic is State of Change.
Today we did a brainstorm to understand what the worlds state and change mean.
Here are our ideas.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Keeping Safe from Fire

We all took home a Get Firewise book to share with our families.
Here are some questions we can discuss with our family -
  • Are matches and lighters toys or tools?
  • How does a smoke alarm keep you safe?
  • Do we have a plan to get out of our house if there is a fire?
  • Do you know how to ring 111 to get help?