Monday, May 31, 2010

A Caramel Adventure

Have you ever wondered what hokey pokey and lava have in common Well I do. On the 25th of May we made hokey pokey because Mr Hunia wanted to show us how lava reacts, after it has come out of the volcano.
The Making Of It....

Hmmmm!I could smell the sensational sweet sugar and golden syrup dissolving making a caramel colour . It was like, I was in another dimension in-in candy land! As the sugar and golden syrup bubbled away a froth of white baking soda had been put in making chemical reactions! When he had finished the hokey pokey it was like a viscous liquid.... which is just like lava.

As the frothy foamy Hokey pokey mixture was smothered on the tray, we waited anxiously for it to cool. Once it was hard and brittle it like tough caramel toffee ready to be eaten.

The Tasting Time...

As we ate it, a lump of BAKING SODA had filled my mouth making me run to the bin and spitting it out like I was spewing . I was wondering WHY that had happened, WHY!! I anxiously finished the rest hoping that there would NOT be another dump of baking soda ready to fly into my mouth... and there wasn't. I finally took my last gulp.

At the end of that fantastic day of learning and making I think that it had all worked out ALRIGHT! Nothing had turned out wrong ( only the hokey pokey ) and I think that, that is an end of a GREAT morning!! ( kind of )

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Podcasting "Black Water"

"Black Water" by Eve Bunting

This is what the publishers say about the book:
"Thirteen-year-old Brodie Lynch was ready for the perfect summer of adventure along the awesome Blackwater River. That was before everything changed forever. When a harmless prank goes too far, the unthinkable happens. Brodie's lies make him a hero, but inside, his guilt tears at him like the treacherous current of the Blackwater itself, which has become a horrifying reminder of his part in the tragedy. In this gripping new coming-of-age novel, a young boy is faced with a choice between right and wrong and ultimately learns that truth can offer hope in even the darkest moments."

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

An Active Earth Experience

During this term I have been working on a Animation about how a Underwater Volcano is formed. Here is the Animation that I made. This Animation is based on our Topic for this term which is Active Earth I hope you enjoy it.