Thursday, November 27, 2008

Talking Tamaki - Episode 1

Kupakwashe decided to interview room one students on their reflections of 2008 and their hopes for 2009. In this episode of Talking Tamaki she interviewed Laura, Braxton and Chris. Please leave a comment for us.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Agents of Change

Agents of Change
On Thursday November 13th our cluster of schools held a film festival at Tamaki College. Our entry was a movie we created using the song 'Agents of Change' which we sang at the combined choirs festival. You can see all the other movies shown at the film festival by clicking this link.
On Monday the 24th of November Dylan Elise performed an amazing drum show in our school hall. Everyone absolutely loved the show. His showmanship and musical ability were an inspiration. Dylan is influenced by jazz. At 18 he is already an accomplished musician. Highlights of the show are shown below.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Year 7 Science Fair

Today Year 7 students presented their science fair experiments. We were very impressed with the effort and quality of the presentations. Have a look at the photos below and leave a comment.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Foaming Monsters

Hello. For our science fair experiment we wanted to find out what ingrediants would make the best foaming monster. We mixed equal amounts vinegar and dishwashing liquid with 1 teaspoon of baking soda for one monster. We made another monster with 3/4 of dishwashing liquid and1 /4 vinegar and then added one teaspoon of baking soda. The last monster had 3/4 vinegar to 1/4 dishawashing liquid. We observed to see which mixture was best. The monster with more vinegar made the best monster. It had a lot of foam and exploded out of the bottle. Please leave a message for us.

By Jane, Fine and Amelia
Room One

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Science Fair Investigations

Room One has been busy getting their science fair projects ready. Levi invesitagted what vegetable travels the furthest in a potato gun. Abraham found out if the shape of a parachute affects the time it stays in the air. Lem and Tony want to know what ingrediant dissolves fastest in boiling water. The photos below show you what we have been doing for our science fair projects.

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Growing Crystals

For their Science Fair investigation Laura, Kupakwashe and Nooroa wanted to find out in which condition did crystals grow the fastest. They used one cup of boiling water and three tablespoons of copper sulphate to grow the crystals. They mixed three solutions and put it into three jars. They put one jar in a dark room, one in a fridge and one in the sun. Sabrina interviewed Kupakwashe and Laura to find out what they did and what happened. View the video below to find out where it grew first. Please leave a comment for us.

How to make a Jar Compass

Room One made a jar compass. To make this at home you need one needle, cardboard, string, one jar, one stick or pencil, one magnet and one compass. The experiment works beacuse the Earth is a giant magnet. The needle once magnetised is attracted to the North and South poles. In the video below Tyson and Laura demonstrate how to make a jar compass. Please leave a comment for us.

By Laura, Tyson and Luke
Room One

Electrical Circuit

Room One made an electrical circuit to demonstrate the flow of electricity. Each group used wire, batteries and a light bulb. We used a paper clip as a switch. When we connected the paperclip the electrical current flowed through and the lightbulb turned on. When we opened the paper clip the electrical current did not flow and the lightbulb did not turn on. This practical activity helped us to see how electricity flows and what substances conduct electricity. View the photostory to see our demonstration and the fun that we had. Please leave a comment for us.

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Fun With Science

Room One has been busy with Science Fair this term. Students are getting ready for the exhibition on the 21st of November. In class we have been doing several science experiements and investigations. Here is a sampling of photos of the crazy science we have initiated this term.

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

How to make a lemon battery

Room One made a battery from four lemons. We used the lemons to light a small LED (Light Emitting Device). To do this experiment at home you need lemons, a LED, some wire, copper nails or pennys and zinc nails. The reason that the lemons can work as a battery is they contain acid. Please view our photostory to learn about the magic in our experiment. Edmond and Braxton Room One