Thursday, August 18, 2011

The PH scale

In room 15 we have been learning about the PH scale and we did an experiment testing different liquid based objects such as baby oil, jelly and other things we used tea as the indicator and used an eye dropper to pour the tea into the thing we were testing.

We did the experiment in our class with room 19 we learnt that coke is very bad for you but diet coke is actually worse than normal coke because they take out the sugar and put in another acid.

Some of the things we tested were quite astonishing such as mayonnaise which is actually quite acidic and Sunsilk shampoo which is extremely acidic and jelly which is really acidic because of all the sugar that gets put into it but not everything is really acidic Listerene mouthwash is quite alkaline and toothpaste which is neutral.

There is one thing that is quite astonishing bottled water it is really acidic but normal tap water is neutral which is quite strange.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


In room 15 we have been learning all about science and we have been researching about physical changes and chemical changes. Physical changes are when a change occurs that can be reversed back to it's original state for example; you can melt an ice cube and it will go back to being an ice cube. A chemical change is when a change has occurred that can not go back to it's original state, often a new substance will form. For example; when you have spoilt milk and you can't repair it.

Emma Kirkwood

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Room 15 Explanation writing

In room 15 we have been learning about explanations here are some examples of them.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Keeping it Real

Over the previous five weeks Room 15 have been busy creating C.V's to apply for important positions within our classroom. Our next step is to have an interview with our teacher. On Monday the 2nd of May, Mr Giles came to speak to us about the interviewing process and what to expect. We learnt all about how to dress, speak and act in an interview situation. It was very informative and we will use this new information that we have learnt in our own interview with Mrs Woodgate.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A visit from Constable Dean

On Wednesday the 13th of April the Huia Pod had a visit from our local Youth Officer Constable Dean. The junior and middle school learnt all about road safety, our class learnt all about being confident and assertive when dealing with bullies and strangers. It was an enjoyable day, thank you Constable Dean.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Funky Feet Day in the Huia Pod

On Friday the 1st of April our pod had a funky feet day. We were able to wear whatever we liked on our feet for the day. We were sorted into four groups and each group was given a giant shoe to collage. We had a day based around the theme of feet because this is our Pods logo - 'Putting our best foot forward' 

It was a fun day and we really enjoyed working together as a team to produce our collages!