What a week Year 4 have had! We started the week in an explosive manner during our outdoor learning day. As volcano experts we wanted to know how eruptions happen. We mixed cola and mentoes…and then stood back. Our containers were fired into the air as the carbon dioxide built up. It was amazing! We made our own mini volcanoes in little pots using bicarbonate of soda, vinegar, washing up liquid and red food colouring. The mixture bubbled out and over the edge just like lava.
Working for the geographical society we have to be good at map reading so one of our tasks was orienteering. We used an aerial photograph of the school to locate the stations we needed to complete our charts; you couldn’t cheat because each station had a different stamp.
As scientists we investigated how a fulcrum can help you lift a load. We discovered that the closer the load is to the fulcrum the easier it is to lift the load.
On Wednesday morning we were outside again for invasion skills at Woodfield Middle school. We joined with St George’s and Woodrow first school to develop our football, hockey and bench ball skills. Everyone had a fantastic time and we are all looking forward to the invasion games tournament!