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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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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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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Will It Dissolve?

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

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Mathsmatters - Keen Students in Training

Students to warm up with a number based mental agility problem before tackling some themed, real-life math word problems.

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Fireworks in a jar

Room 9 rated this explosion 4 stars out of 5 stars for its success as an explosion.

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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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