Coloured Skittles

 

What’s your favourite SKITTLE?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are your favourite coloured skittles?

Do the different skittles have different flavours?

Design and carry out an experiment to find out.

Sweet Dissolving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment

  • 3 hard lollies (Minties or Fantales)
  • Timers

Aim

  • To investigate the effect of mouth movements of the time taken to dissolve lollies.

Method

  • Place the first lolly in your mouth. Hold it still. Time how long it takes to completely dissolve.
  • Place the second lolly in your mouth. Use your tongue to move it about. Time how long it takes to completely dissolve.
  • Place the third lolly in your mouth. Use your teeth and tongue to move it about. Time how long it takes to completely dissolve.
  • Compare your results. What have you discovered?

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Science Experiments

Welcome back!
This term we will be using Explain Everything to write up our science experiments.
Each class will be carrying out one of the following investigations:
Sweet Dissolving (6A & 5D)
Colour Detectives (6M & 5H)
Marshmallow Challenge (6B & 5J)
M & M flavours (6K & 5SF)

Please be sure to take lots of photos with the iPads whilst you are completing the activities.
Once you have finished you will need to use Explain Everything to create a brief presentation.
Your presentation should contain
Title
Participants
Equipment
Aim
Method
Results
Conclusion

Your presentation should include:
Text
Photographs
Voice recordings.

Please make sure your presentation is no more than two minutes long.
Please select a partner who is in your own grade.

What a Way to Finish the Term!

To finish off Term 3 the Grade 6 kids held an APP EXPO for their teachers, Mr Daly and Ms Jones.

After spending a couple of lessons selecting apps and making advertising posters on the iPads for their chosen app, the grade 6’s had to sell their app to an audience. They were attempting to convince their teachers to add some educational as well as fun apps to the classroom iPads.

The 6’s definitley knew all about their chosen apps. They were able to show as well as talk about the app. They knew its educational value, its features as well as improvements that could be made.

As Info Lit Teachers we couldn’t of been prouder. It was pleasing to move around the room talking to the kids and realising how much they have learnt so far this year 🙂 🙂

 

…check out some of the apps we love…

 

 

 

 

 

 

…ready to promote our app…

Strip Designer

The Strip Designer App ($2.99)  is much more than a create your own comic strip app.

…Kids can learn digital creation skills and improve their writing skills, story telling and graphic design. You can create comic strips, posters, stories and diary entries. It is an open ended app and you are only limited by your imagination.

Strip Designer is the perfect app for classroom publishing.

You can add a variety of content, including taking photos and drawing pictures within the app and importing images from your photo album.

There is also a complete range of options for sharing your finished products. You can email, upload to faceook, twittter, Flickr and dropbox, print or save as a .pdf, image or strip designer project file.

      

News Reports

Over the past three weeks we have been busy making our own news reports using Lego Movie Maker and iMovie.

In Lego Movie Maker we created our own news story and then acted them out with little lego people and scenery.

We used the camera app to video ourselves introducing and closing the news.

To make all our filming all come together we used iMovie by adding photos, music, film, voice recordings, transitions, bloopers, titles and credits.

So here’s a sample of a few of our finished products or you could visit your child’s individual blog to see what they have been up to…