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Optical Illusions

August5

Have a look at the illusion called Yes Or No? It’s awesome! You’ll find it there –> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/23/10-optical-illusions-that-will-blow-your-mind_n_3307500.html

 

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Rock Cakes

June25

Recipe for rock cakes!

  • Oven Temperature: 180 degrees celsius
  • Makes 12

Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups of S.R flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of mixed spice
  • 1/3 cup of butter
  • 1/3 cup of raw sugar
  • 1/3 cup of mixed fruit
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup of milk

Method:

  1. Sift the flour and mixed spice into a large bowl.
  2. Rub in butter into the flour and spice. It is ready when it resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Add raw sugar and mixed fruit with the flour mixture and stir.
  4. Mix milk and egg together in small jug
  5. Pour milk anad egg mixture into flour and using a wooden spoon stir until combined.
  6. Place 12 even spoonfuls of mixture onto your greased trays. (3 rows of 4.)
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes. They are ready when they are light golden brown in colour.
  8. Cool rock cakes on wire rack to cool down before presenting your best three on a small white plate.
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Stamps So Far This Year!

June24

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Making Mixtures

June24

We did some experiments to see what different types of mixtures we could find out.

In the first experiment we mixed a teaspoon of sand and a teaspoon of salt in a witchglass. We took a photo of the mixture under the microscope. When we looked through the microscope we could see the grains of sand and salt. If we were to seperate the mixtures we could sieve it.

In the second experiment we mixed half a spatula of flour in a test tube of water. We could see the particles in the water; when we shook it the particles started to float around then slowly sink to the bottom. We identified this mixture as a suspension.

In the third experiment we added a few drops of oil to half a test tube of water; we shook the test tube and left it to stand for 2 minutes. At the start we saw the water cloud and we could also see the particles. After standing the oil and water did not mix but looked like they did. This mixture was an emulsion. After we added the detergent the oil started to break down a bit more and mix with the water. After standing again the oil and water were almost mixed together, the mixture was still an emulsion.

I think that detergent helps us to clean our dishes by breaking down the bits of oil and grease that gets left on the dishes.

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Animal For Science

June24

I created an animal that is perfectly adapted to life on Pi-omega.

Here is a description of the planet:

This planet is tropical: wet and hot. Most of the planet is covered by rainforest. The planet is very flat. Water will collect in large pools and lakes which have water in them all year round. A species of poisonous plant grows thickly on the ground. The spines of this plant are poisonous, and any animal which steps on one is sure to die. The vegetation is plentiful, and includes leaves, fruits and nuts. Animals include carnivorous snakes, varieties of insects, monkeys, fish and birds.

 

 

 

My animal is a Long-Nosed Monkey. The adaptions it has made are:

  • Size: The size of a sloth
  • Movement: Uses its claws to climb up trees
  • Diet: Fruits and leaves
  • How it will get food and water: It climbs up to the fruit and because of its large nose, it can drink water from the tree
  • How it will keep warm/cool: It has a thin layer of fur; enough to keep warm when its cold and will not be too hot
  • Where it will shelter: In the tree
  • How will it protect/defend itself from attackers: Attack them with its long claws

 

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Electronics: Some Things That I Have Learnt

June12

Here are some things that I have learnt in my Electronics class at school:

  • How to safely use a soldering iron
  • How to cut wood
  • How to make steady hand games with a buzzer and lights
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Electrostatics Experiment

May27

This is my wordle I made for my electrostatics experiment

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Smartie Statistics!

May22

In iLearn we all got given a pack of smarties and were told to do some things in Excel to find out about differenet things.

How many smarties were in your packet? There were 12 smarties in my packet

What colour is the most common for your packet? The most common colour is yellow

On average how many smarties are in a packet? On average there is about 12 smarties in a packet

On average what colour is the most common in a packet? On average, purple is the most common colour

Was it easier to add up the totals and averages yourself, or for Excel to do this? It was easier for Excel to do it once we learnt how to. Before we learnt how to on Excel I would’ve thought counting was easier.

Why is the “Fill” tool useful? It was useful when we made our pie graphs to fill in the right colours of the smarties in each section.

My packet was different to the “average” packet because some of the colours I got were different. It was because of the other students data that made the average.

 

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My Steady Hand Game!

May21

In our Electronics class we were asked to create a steady hand game. We made most of it ourselves (with the help of our teacher) and made our own design. I decided to choose a space theme. I think that my game is well made and works properly and it does not have any sharp edges that can harm someone. To improve on my steady hand game I could change the design and the shape that I cut the wood.

 

 

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Health: Nutrients

May8

In health we have been studying nutrients. Here is the PowerPoint I made.

Nutrients PowerPoint

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