Thursday, 27 October 2016

Getting Ready for Market Day

Breaking news! We have now begun to make our actual jewellery to sell on Market Day. We have made advertisements to get people to come to our stall (check some of these out on the next page - Galaxy's Learning on Seesaw).  In maths we worked out how much our piece of jewellery will cost. We had a shopping list and we checked it and chose only the materials we needed for our piece of jewellery.  We then added all of the prices together. The most challenging part was working out how much string or elastic we needed.  This was the hardest part because we had to make sure it would fit the audience we are selling to and we had to measure how much we needed because Mel, Kerri , Bridget and Ebony were only selling it in 10cm long - and this is not long enough for a necklace or bracelet, even for a child!  We hope to see you at our stall on Market Day!

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Can you guess the colour?

WALT: Investigate like a scientist

Kerri asked us "can we guess the colour of the jellybeans when our eyes were closed?"

As scientists we made a prediction... 
  • Most of us (16 people) think it will be easy to tell the colour and flavour with our eyes closed. 
  • Some of us (6 people) think we will not be able to  tell the colour and flavour with our eyes closed.
As scientists we carried out our experiment...
We got into groups of 3.
1 person had the blindfold on (so they couldn't see the colour), 1 person recorded the results and the other person put the jellybean into the blindfolded persons hand. Luckily we all got a turn at each job!
Max is tasting... Will he get it right?
Can Reagan guess the flavour?

Very careful recording Luka.
You guys were a great team of scientists!
Millie is thinking super hard!
As scientists we gathered our results... 

We all had little charts to fill in so we could collect our data.
We found this very tricky!
As scientists we have a conclusion...
We can tell some flavours but not all. It is easy to tell the black jellybeans. We were also pretty good at picking the blue and white ones too.

Our biggest learning was about collecting honest and reliable data (information). It doesn't matter if our prediction is wrong, what matters is that we learned something. 
Peeking is cheating and means we cannot trust all the information. Perhaps we could try again!