The pupils in Room 16 were busy building structures and bridges using different materials.
The pupils learned all about coding from employees of Microsoft. It was very interesting to learn how to write code and instruct the computer to do different tasks.
There was a whole school participation in this coding lesson over two days. Each of the 17 classes were scheduled for a period of 40 minutes on April 23rd and April 24th.
All of the boys and girls got an opportunity to compete in races in Kenilworth Park.
It was a super day.
The boys and girls used spaghetti and marshmallows to create structures.
They were being great engineers.
Slime in Room 13
Are you amazed by the latest slime obsession? Well, making slime is actually Science! Slime is chemistry!
We experimented to observe and learn more about the process. We wanted to know whether you could make slime without Borate. However, we found that the borate is a key ingredient as it mixes with the PVA glue to make a stretchy substance. The scientific term for this is called cross-linking!
PVA glue is a polymer, it is made up of long, repeated strands. These strands, otherwise known as molecules, flow past each other keeping the glue in a liquid state! When you add the borate to the mixture, it starts to connect these long strands together. They begin to tangle and mix until the substance is less like the liquid you started with and is thicker and rubberier like slime!
Adding water is also really important when you’re making slime. Imagine leaving glue out for a period of time, it would go hard and rubbery. The water prevents this from happening.
We also added a dash of food colouring to our experiment to make our slime look a little more aesthetically pleasing!!
Some Microsoft employees were in St. Louis and they were completing an hour of code with every class in the school.
All of the pupils learned about coding and writing computer code.
It was really interesting!
Marshmallow and spaghetti structures were constructed in pairs using basic pyramid structure.
Room 6 were busy mixing pva glue with come flour. Tben mix teaspoon borax in 2 tablespoons water. Mix borax solution into glue and cornflour mixture until it forms a new material a polymer which bonds together when pressed and rolled between hands. Add food colouring while mixing glue and Cornelius to give the ball a colour. Roll and squeeze until it comes together into a smooth ball.
Well done everyone!