Delectable Dazzling Dinosaurs

We also learnt that dinosaurs became extinct about 65 million years ago, before humans even existed! Our minds found it hard to comprehend exactly how long ago this really was.

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Natural Disaster (Lemon Volcanoes)

Room 5 nearly had a natural disaster on their hands as they did a scientific investigation to create lemon volcanoes. The results were delightfully messy.

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Resilience

Although we celebrated their excellence in running, they were not necessarily our most resilient.

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Science with parachutes

The larger the surface area the more air resistance and the slower the parachute will drop.

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Fingerprints and the Police

Before reading they talked about what they might already know about fingerprints (activating prior knowledge).

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Passions in Science in Room 7

We had the opportunity to discover “change” following along the guidelines in the science curriculum. Read more about 'Passions in Science in Room 7'...

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Awesome Real life learning

To further their exploration of this idea we arranged for them to construct and build a kitset desk by themselves without any adult intervention, using the instructions and their own amazing skills.

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The Book Fair 2018

Wairakei Primary School sold $4,100 worth of books raising over $1,000 for the school library

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Will It Dissolve?

We also talked about making predictions. We learned that a prediction is a guess

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