The Kirkhill Primary Technology House Challenge will be held next Friday (13th December). You have arranged your groups and discussed some ideas in class. You can use Teams to organise who is responsible for bringing in the resources you plan to use (junk modelling), but don’t give away any ideas!
Primary 6 Technology Challenge
The recent bad weather has damaged your chimney. You will need to build a new chimney and fireplace which Santa can fit down to deliver the presents.
The chimney must be half a metre tall.
The chimney must be free standing.
There must be enough room for Santa and his presents to fit down.
Today we brought in our own devices. We took photos on our devices of the chemical reactions experiment using alka-seltzer, water and raisins.After a while the raisins started to dance. We wrote a report explaining all about It!
In school today we did a experiment. We used 10 raisins 1 alka seltzer and water. The water had a chemical reaction with the alka seltzer and created gas bubbles which were attracted to the raisins and floated up to the top then fell back down.
First we got a beaker and filled it with 200ml of water. Then we put in 1 Alka-Seltzer into it. Next we added 10 raisins and it started to fizz. The raisins sunk to the bottom and bubbles were attracted to the raisins. After that the gas bubbles lifted the raisins to the top of the beaker and then the gas evaporated into the atmosphere and the raisins fell to the bottom.
Over the last two weeks we have been looking at the All About Me topic in a different way. We decided to learn about ourselves and each other in maths. We measured our height, our stride, our head circumference and our arm span. When Mrs Horne said we were going to put our results into graphs Shravan asked if we could do a graph looking at height and age. We made a scatter plot to see if there was a trend. We thought height might increase with age but there was no link between the two. We also mader a graph using excel.
In art we looked in more detail at our shoes creating line drawings with pencils. We used shading to show the shape of the shoe and if it was darker in some bits.
I enjoyed P.E. outside this week. I learned about dribbling and demonstrated the skills we were learning. I also enjoyed science. We have been making electric circuits and will be looking more into how they work soon!
I enjoyed writing. It was part of All About Me. I wrote about my personality and my strongest subjects and the ones I need more help in.