Exploring Seeds

Yesterday in Science we looked closely at seeds. We did this by using Borlotti Beans.

We first looked at a dry bean and split it open to see what it looked like under a magnifying glass. Here is a photo below.

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We then looked at a soaked bean that had  been sitting in water overnight. Look at the difference in size, once the bean has been soaked.

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We then split the soaked bean open to see if there were any changes. If you  look closely you can see the first shoot starting to appear and the differences between the dry bean and the soaked been.

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 By Tia

Fitness with our new pedometers and Active Globe

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Last week all the students were given a new pedometer to be used in conjunction with a new website called Active Globe to help us track our steps and achieve our personal goals. Active Globe helps  the students to log their physical activity and achieve a personal goal they have set for themselves. The goal the students needed to decide on is how far on a map do they think their physical activity will take them. We also made a decision on a class goal. Our class goal is to run or walk to Melbourne from our school (as pictured below). We are fast approaching the State border, so we are doing well already as a class.

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It certainly has motivated the students during fitness sessions and in particular our popstick run. 

Our class pet has a name. Meet Jerry.

Our class voted on a name for our class stick insect. Overwhelmingly the class voted for Jerry as pictured below. 

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Jerry is visiting his second home this weekend and went home with Alex on Friday afternoon. Alex took some great video footage of Jerry having his lunch and posted it on Edmodo. Here is the footage below. Great work Alex.

Jerry the Stick Insect eating his lunch from Mr Baldock on Vimeo.