Thursday, 31 May 2018

Billowing Balloons Experiment

Billowing Balloons Experiment!


WALT: Write a specific question and make a prediction for a
chemical reaction.


Question: Will the balloon become more big if you add more
baking soda or vinegar ?


Prediction: We  think the balloon will fill with air.
Experiment:
  • 50 ml of white vinegar
  • ½ balloon baking soda
  • 1 Funnel
  • 1 Teaspoon
  • 1 Balloon
  • A Clean 1.5 litre plastic bottle


Instructions:
1. Put the white vinegar in the 1.5 litre plastic bottle.
2. Fill the balloon with balloon baking soda using a teaspoon and a
funnel.
3. Now put the balloon on the top of the bottle.
4. Stand back and watch what happens to the bottle.


Results: The balloon inflated because of the baking soda and
vinegar reacted, making gas fill the balloon. The products we used
were vinegar, baking soda and sodium acetate. This experiment is a
unreservable change because you can not get the baking soda and
the vinegar back to its original form.


This is the reaction for the experiment:


CH3OOH (vinegar) + NaHCO3 (baking soda)  > NaC2H302
(sodium acetate) + H20 (water) + O2 (carbon dioxide)  


Conclusion: The vinegar did react with the baking soda and
when the baking soda fell it made the balloon inflate.
Image result for vinegar and baking soda experiment

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Abseiling

             Abseiling

I can still remember the rope burning my hands as I climbed
down the abseiling wall, last week at camp. It was a sizzling,
hot day and this was not any normal day this was day 2 of the
year 6 camp.Today we had abseiling which I had been waiting
for.First the instructor, Charlotte led us out of the Sir Peter
Blake Marine Education Recreation Center
,also known as MERC,and around the centre to the abseil base.
Then she told us about the history of abseiling and how the
people used abseiling to escape from cities and towns in times of war
and to come down from buildings and other things.I had to
admit, this intrigued me to my very core. After that she
showed us how to tie a 8 knot and also the position you
should be in when it is your turn to abseil. Speaking of turns
I went last because you know the saying BEST IS LAST.
Finally It was my turn I put on my helmet and fastened the
rope and next minute, I WAS OFF.As soon as I leaned back
into my abseil position loads of people started cheering LET'S
GO CHRIS and Are You Good Bro and I felt even more brave.
Finally I reached the ground and after I had detached
everything I felt really good because I had just LIVED MY
MOST FAVORITE DREAM. ABSEILING!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Chameleon report

Chameleons


 Have you had thoughts about a superpower that you would have to like the most ? Which superpower would be most helpful to you? I am pretty sure that being able to camouflage with your surroundings would be high on your wishlist. Well, one amazing animal can undergo this feat. It’s the master of disguise, it is the chameleon.

 A chameleon is a lizard that belongs to the family Chamaeleonidae. These amazing little creatures grow up to 27 inches. They have a very scaly, crunchy and somewhat fragile skin as it only consists of a thin layer of scales. They have eyes that can look 360° whereas a human eye can only see 140°. They have very long sticky tongues that helps them catch insects from long distances.

 The 89 species of chameleons mainly live in Madagascar and Africa, south of the Sahara desert. Two species exist in western Asia, one in southern India and Sri Lanka. The European chameleon which lives along the North African coast and southern coastal Spain.

 Chameleons can run at speeds of an impressive 32 kph or 21 miles per hour. They have special skins that can blend into the surroundings easily. They also have long tails that help them balance on trees.

 Overall Chameleons are amazing animals that can undergo the feat of changing its colour, running at 32 km per hour, living in The harmful and unmerciful furnace that is the Sahara desert And last but not least their tongue could go from 0 to 60 miles per hour. The chameleon it's truly an amazing animal don't you think?


 I think we we added lots of detail to our report and were very specicfic about all of our points and facts. I think we could improve Finding more interesting facts. Chris       

 I think we did well on the introduction: Suyash I think we need to improve in adding more interesting facts: Suyash

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Anzac Day Letter

Anzac Day Letter Dearest Family,


 The war has put me through hardships mentally,emotionally, relationally and physically.I have been infected with the cholera chemical and I have also received the news that I have only three more days on this planet.We have lost 70% of our troops and we are living on hope; hope that we will at least survive to get out of this horrible trench and this harsh landscape known as, Gallipoli. I have to eat canned beans, anzac biscuits and we rarely eat even one time a day because the war is intensifying and is full on. My lieutenant says it would do us good if we plant bombs in the enemy base under the cover of darkness. I am growing a superior resilience for both me and all my loyal troops. One thing is for sure;we will never and I mean never,settle till we collapse and die. No one should cry after my demise, because we shall meet again. hhhhh This is my wish. I want to be buried with my other fellow troops so everyone can remember us for our courage and bravery during the war. One more thing make sure I have life insurance policy.This is he last thing you all will ever hear from me again. I am a soldier till I perish. I AM A SOLDIER FOR ALL ETERNITY

 Yours only,
 Chris