Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Science - Borax crystals!

This was the equipment we needed to make our borax crystals:

First, we made a shape using a pipe cleaner.
Next, we tied a piece of string to our pipe cleaner shape.
Thirdly, we tied the other end of the string to a pencil so that our pipe cleaner shape could be suspended in the jar.
After that, we put 3 tablespoons of borax into our jars and filled them with boiling water.
Some of us added food colouring to give our crystals colour.
Next we stirred the boiling water until the borax had dissolved.
Finally we suspended our pipe cleaner shape in the jar and waited for the crystals to form.

Today in Room 23 we made crystals! Check out the instructional video we watched first to know what to do:

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Photos from STEM week

Week 3 of Term 2 was STEM week. We did lots of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics activities.
Here are some of our photos: