Thursday, 12 April 2018

Capillary Action Experiment


Experiment: Walking Water.

Today we learnt all about Capillary Action.

What is Capillary Action?
You've just come in from playing in the hot sun and you decide to pour yourself a cold glass of water. Before you can drink it all, you accidentally knock over the glass and spill some water. You grab a paper towel and put it over the puddle. The water immediately soaks into the paper towel and the counter is dry. You've just used capillary action to clean up your mess!
Capillary action happens when a liquid, like water, moves up through a hollow tube or into a spongy, solid material.


Water moving up through paper towel due to capillary action
This is how flowers and plants move water from the ground beneath them, up through their stems and into their petals and leaves.The paper towel is very 'absorbent': which means there are enough gaps in its fibre for the water to move through easily and quickly. The adhesive force between the water and the paper towel is stronger than the cohesive forces inside the water itself.




We then had fun experimenting with mixing the primary colours.











Tuesday, 12 September 2017

CALENDAR ART 2017 - Monet's Garden

Here is our art that we have done for our calendar art. We were trying to copy the way that Monet did his paintings of gardens.
Sophia

Ryan



Laura

George

Ali

Ethan

Louis

Keaan
Chloe

Josh

Louie

Payton

Emily

Soraya

Dario

Maddison

Dylan

Harry

Noah


Sophie

Monday, 11 September 2017

Room 9 Procedural Writing - Making Butter

Room 9 did a piece of procedural writing on "Making Butter"

We completed step by step instructions using 'bossy verbs' to make butter.

We then spread it onto crackers and ate them!  Yummo!







Room 9 "Volcanoes'

Room 9 have been busy making volcanoes for our science topic - Mixing and Melting


  • We made a volcano in our sandpit.
  • We used baking soda, vinegar, detergent and food colouring.
  • We liked watching it explode. 
  • We then wrote how we made the volcano.