Sunday, 24 May 2015


What a champ!! He raced on his bike at the Esplanade on the weekend and won a medal!!  Well done on such a super race!

Monday, 11 May 2015

Kids Chemistry: Zilly the Zebra

Today we started our experiment for Zilly the Zebra!! We have put 2 cups outside- one with white paper around it and the other with black paper around it. We have discussed that dark colours absorb sunlight and light colours reflect it so we understand what we think might happen to the water in each cup. The black cup will get very hot in the sunlight. Here is a picture of the experiment set up: 

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Chemistry Inquiry

Today we had another problem but from Zilly The Zebra this time!! She lives in a hot environment and the sun shines on her black stripes and makes them hot! But her white stripes stay cool. Why is this happening?! Here is a photo of the experiment we will do to test whether black and white colours effect the temperature of something. We will be using 2 cups- one cup will have white paper around it and the other cup will have black paper around it. We will check the temperature each hour!! 

But firstly we are drawing our PREDICTIONS - WHAT WE THINK MIGHT HAPPEN. Miss Bryant showed us  what a scientific diagram looks like. 

There will be more to come on the experiment as we are doing it tomorrow!! Very exciting!!