Slam Poetry in Room 6

We were very lucky to have a visiting poet, Te Kahu Rolleston, work with us.

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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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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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Magnetic Science

This links to our mathematics focus of giving and following directions and our science focus of investigating to extend our experiences and personal explanations of the physical world.

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Aratiatia visits Taupo-nui-a-Tia College

Staff and students (previously of Wairakei Primary School) allowed us to tour the very well-equipped and productive Design and Innovation Centre, looking at learning in action

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Learning Web Design from Alaska

Jenni beams into our library lounge in Room 6 each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. (which is actually Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. for Jenni!)

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