Thursday, May 28, 2009

Go The Chiefs

Not bad for a team that lost its first three games of the season. Shows us all what a little perseverence and belief can do. Good luck for the final!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

A good book will make you think. And this book has made me think about some very big issues around how we treat other people. It's always so easy to say it hapenned a long time ago, or it is happening a loong way away. I was surprised by how much the story hit me (again) and this time I knew what happened. A tough couple of chapters to get through today, most emotional chapters I've ever had to read aloud. Below are the last two paragraphs of the story ...

And that's the end of the story about Bruno and his family. Of course all this happened a long time ago and nothing like that could ever happen again.

Not in this day and age.

I would be very interested to know what you thought of the book. Post a comment.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Make Your Own Superhero!

This is so coool! Click on th link and create your own superhero. Print it off and bring to school to show us, or email me a copy.

Science Fair Project Help

Need help with your science fair project? Remember to talk to your teacher. Also you could visit these sites for extra help. Good Luck.
This site has the winning projects from last years regional competition.

Monday, May 18, 2009

How many faces do you know?

How many people do you know? Click to enlarge the photo or alternatively use a pair of binoculars!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Wolfram Alpha

This is very cool. Students and teachers who follow this blog should check out this new search tool. My friend who showed me this site today describes it as google meets wikipedia. If you are searching for data on just about anything this site is worth visiting. Click on the title to visit Wolfram Alpha for your own search or click on the link below to go straight to my Hubble Telescope search on Wolfram Alpha.

Great for producing graphs, maps, tables, dates and facts ... and can compare data as well.

Click on the above link to find out where the Hubble Telescope is right now.

Hubble Telescope Repairs

Have you been following the shuttle mission to fix the hubble telescope? Below are some links to some news clips about their progress.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Football Fanatics

For BWFabgras and other football/soccer fans (or fanatics) check out these websites for training and playing tips.

Anyone know who this famous footballer is?

Science Fair Ideas

Stuck for an idea for your science fair project? Consider trying one of these ...

How do different types of insulation effect heat loss?
How does the thickness of polystyrene effect it's insulation ability?
How does the distance an object is away from a magnifying lens effect it's enlarged size?
How does the amount of salt added to water effect it's boiling point?
How does the temperature effect the size of a football bladder?
How long do different types of liquids take to freeze?
How does the length of velcro effect it's strength?
Which glue is strongest under dry/wet conditions?
How does the shape of a dart effect the distance the dart flies?
How does the acidity of a fruit effect the voltage it provides?
How does the height a Tennis Ball is dropped from effect the height it bounces?
How does the density of a liquid effect the bouncing of an egg?
How do different flours effect the same recipe?
How do different baking powders effect scones?
Which way of drying dishes leaves the least amount of bacteria?
How do different amounts of warmth/sunlight/water/colours effect the germination and growth of plants?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Vote for Jack

Help one of our team members' nephew make the cover of Little treasures. Click on this link and search for Jack (and then click vote for me).

Mission to save the Hubble Telescope

What happens when the batteries run out on the hubble telescope? NASA are set for a mission to save the hubble telescope becoming a $7 billion piece of space junk.

Click on this link to watch the news report.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Al Amin

Todays speaker at assembly made me appreciate how lucky we are. I know a lot of you were moved by the story of Al Amin. Best of luck for those of you who are going without food, technology or are juggling for 20 hours.

Click here to visit the 40 hr famine site.

I have added a famine page on our wikispaces site so you can post regular updates to keep each other motivated. Photos could be uploaded as well. Remember to always use pseudonyms and no names with photos.