Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Our Garbage Experiment


The garbage experiment is that we put garbage that we found into a jar and seal it and leave it for one week.

We are doing it because we have learned about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is garbage that is in the middle off the ocean that is mainly plastic. Its about the 2x the size of Texas. We wanted to see what our own garbage that we found in our school grounds would be like in a week and if it would affect the water.

Some things that happened was the garbage had a horrible smell -- one group's smelt like rotten eggs and dead fish. Another's was that pop cans got this pink holes on it that felt like bumps also some people's garbage smelt like candy and didn't stink.
The next step we have decided to take, is to leave the garbage for 2 more weeks to see if anything has changed in that time.


by Alyssa
April 11 2017

SFU field trip

On April 28 we are going on a field trip to Simon Fraser University.  We are exited to go and we have heard its very fun.  We are supposed to do science experiments and use microscopes. It should be really interesting.  We might be working on chemistry as well. 


Math

In math we are doing reflections, translations, and rotations. Translations are when you move a shape across the grid, rotations are when you turn a shape around the grid, reflections are when you reflect a shape across the line of reflection.  I think everyone gets it and is doing well.  I think the math is  fairly easy.


Inquiry

For inquiry right now we are researching environmental problems in BC.  My partner and I are researching endangered bees.  

Student reporters: Ashley and Alexis 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Letters

For the past month and a half our class has been working on gratitude scene but we started writing notes to people that we thank, love, are friends with, siblings, and other people we care about.  I wrote one to my brother, friend, and grandparents.  We are learning that expressing our gratitude can help us be happy.

-alexis
Hey Guys 

So last Tuesday we did an experiment with oil, feathers, and lots of tools. The teachers filled the bowl with water, a little bit of cooking oil, and some feathers. What we had to do is that we had to try and clean the oil out of the water using these tools: A cork, a plastic spoon, two paper towels, a ball of clay, a coffee filter, a cotton ball, popsicle stick. We did this because we were learning about the oil spill in mexico. What we learned is that its really hard to get oil out of water. The feathers took a long time to clean. And that if we cant get cooking oil out of a small bowl of water then it would be impossible to get out of a big ocean. Another thing that happened this week is the field trip to save-on foods (grocery store) for a healthy food trip. At save-on we learned about the food chart so that means like fruit/ vegetables, dairy, bread, and meat. After the tour we got to buy healthy foods and drinks. It was fun having a field trip to save-on foods. 

Thanks for reading

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