Friday, 13 December 2013

Density tower experiment

Today we work with different liquids:
Dish soap, water, condensed milk, sunflower oil,  body oil and a grape.

We talk about what is going to happen when we pour them in a glass...
Some pupils say they will mix. Some pupils say they will stay separate.
Then they predict which one will stay at the bottom and which one on top.
This is what happened...

After that we watch a video to see what happens with other liquids.
After the experiment we see that
Each layer is less dense than the one below it.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

We plant garlic and onions

This week our 4th graders plant garlic and onion.
We separate each other only 10cm, so we plant a lot of them!

We also look how beans are growing.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Flower colouring experiment. Part II

My flower turned blue.
Mine turned green.
And mine turned yellow.
And mine is half yellow half blue! !!

Flower colouring experiment

We need some white carnations for the experiment.
We cut the stem.
We add some food colouring drops in the water.
We mix some colours:
Blue + yellow = green
Blue + red = purple
Yellow + red = orange
Then we put the flowers in the bottle and wait for a couple of days...
See what happens...

Monday, 25 November 2013

Experiment: Changing colour of flowers

Dear 5th grade students,
This week we are going to do the following experiment:
Where does the water go when a plant is watered?
You can have a look before we start...

This time we'll need white flowers, food colouring, water and some glasses or plastic bottles

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Experiment: Extract chlorophyll from plants.

In this experiment we extract chlorophyll from lemon tree leaves.
We need green leaves, some alcohol, some sugar, a mortar, filter paper, a funnel and a glass.

Beans like the water in Sant Jordi. Peas don't like it.

We look how our seeds grow...
We observe that beans grow, but peas don't grow.
We take out the grass and leaves, and we put it in the compost bin.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Experiment: Onion cells under the microscope

In this experiment we see onion cells under the microscope.
We cut a little onion peel. We put some iodine on it. We use tweezers, we put it on the slide and we cover it.
Now we can look at the onion cells under the microscope.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

How to extract chlorophyll from plants

Our 5th grade students are studying the Plants Kingdom.
They know the component that make leaves green is the CHLOROPHYLL.
We have prepared this Powerpoint presentation to explain what 
we are going to do on the next Science experiment...

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Composting workshop 28th & 30th October

Last week our 4th grade students received the visit of Juanjo from Amics de la Terra.
We learned what we can put in the Compost Bin: Organic Matter, to reduce our school waste and to have a good compost for our Vegetable garden.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

21st &23rd October: Beans and peas.

We go to the shop and buy some seeds. We plant beans and peas.

Monday, 14 October 2013

And we continue...

We leave the ground very flat with the rake.
We prepare a mixture of 4x compost and 1x sand. (We use a shovel and a basket).
We spread the mixture over the ground.

We start preparing the ground...

We have to take out all the grass.
We use a hoe and a rake.

Welcome to a new school year!!

WELCOME everybody to 2013/2014 school year!!!

This year we are going to study Science with our 4th and 5th graders:
we will grow our vegetable garden during the first term, and we are going to do some Science experiments on the second term.

Our 1st and 2nd graders will be doing Arts in English.

Last year we worked with Geina, from Ireland.
Hopefully we will have our language assistant here soon!!

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Creating our vegetable garden...

We prepared the ground.
We left it flat.
We put a mixture of 4x compost and 1x sand.
It's ready to plant!!