Friday, 24 June 2016

Delicious Science by Immanuel


 Walht: Use the correct structure and necessary detail to write a procedure for a specific audience.

Things You’ll Need:
  • Sugar
  • Meths burner
  • Tooth pic
  • Gauze Mat
  • Tripod
  • Liter/Matches
  • Foil
  • Damp Cloth
  • Teaspoon
  1. First get out your tripod and place your gauze mat on top of it
  2. Get your sugar and teaspoon and place it on the middle of the foil
  3. Get your meth burner and place under your foil.
  4. Make sure you don’t burn your sugar and stir with your toothpick and make sure you stir it on the side of the toothpick so that it won't make a whole in the foil.
  5. After the sugar turns into liquid take it off and leave it to cool down until it turns into a solid.

Posted By Immanuel to Immanuel @ Saint Patrick's School on 6/17/2016 11:56:00 am


2:09 PM (7 hours ago)
to me

  • Sugar
  • Meths burner
  • Tooth pic
  • Gauze Mat
  • Tripod
  • Liter/Matches
  • Foil  approximately 6cm squared
  • Damp Cloth
  • Teaspoon
  1. Place your tripod and on the table and put a gauze mat on top of it.
  2. Fill one teaspoon with sugar and place it in the middle of the piece of foil
  3. Place a meth burner under the tripod
  4. Put the foil (with the sugar on top)
  5. Place this carefully on the tripod. (Make sure you don’t burn your sugar)
  6. Stir the sugar to prevent it from burning with your toothpick and make sure you stir it on the side of the toothpick so that it won't make a whole in the foil, Make sure the sugar turns into liquid.
  7. Take the foil off the tripod and leave it to cool down until it turns into a solid.

It makes a sweet, crisp, tasty snack.

Calendar - the companion Plant

Calendula are a great plant to hide our birdbath!

Calendula Photo:

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During the weeks, I was learning about the plant Calendula and why they are great to hide our birdbath, birdhouse and bird feeder.These flowers are also used for companion planting among vegetables.

Facts about Calendula:
  • Calendula grows well in all seasons except in the very coldest climates
  • Calendula is known as Pot Marigold.
  • Different marigolds have different colors. African marigolds have a color different from the french marigolds.
  • Pot marigolds are grown as herbs. Marigolds are thought to be edible and they are used to naturally colors salads.
  • Marigolds are eaten by certain species of insects and the flowers need to be protected if you're growing them.

Insects that eats marigolds:
  • Aphids
  • Earwigs
  • Caterpillars
  • Leafminers
  • Snails
  • Slugs
  • Spider Mites
  • Thrips
  • Whiteflies

Scientific name - Tagetes
Higher classification - Daisy family
Rank - Genus

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Apple Weetbix Snack

Apple Weet-bix Stack

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How to make an Apple Weetbix Stack

Stewed apples
Crushed weet bix
Chopped bananas
Vanilla bean Yoghurt(any flavour)


  1. The very first thing you’ll have to do is to wash your hands.
  2. Then, you’ll have to get a clean glass cup and carefully put some stewed apples inside.
  3. Pour in the stewed apples , then the crushed weetbix and sprinkle it on top of the apples.
  4. Next, scoop a dopple of yoghurt and top it up with some bananas
  5. Bon appetit and enjoy your homemade stack!

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Electronics spectacular at Technicraft by R.J.

A day at Technicraft!

Today at Technicraft, I made an Electronic quiz game. We were continuing from last week's work. We added a border and used a hot poker pen to add another design on it. We all had to finish off creating the quiz game before we could bring it home. We created a stand using blocks of wood so it could stand properly while we played the quiz game. Then some of us had to fix our wiring because it had collapsed or broken off. We also used a wire piece of iron and an ironing pen to fix them together.  

Watch my blog next week to see the finished product.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Yummy Treats made by Ingrid and Ella

Apple crumble mmmmmmm!

Today my whole class ate a apple crumble made by my classmates, Ingrid and Ella. Visit Ingrid's site if. You want to learn how to make the apple crumble.
I think the apple crumble would be even better with Ice cream or yogurt.

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Sugary Investigation - by Irene

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Sugar Webs
Today, at technicraft, the year 8’s and I had to do an experiment, that involved melting  different types of sugar.
Here is the procedure:

🌴 1 tablespoon of Sugar (white sugar, brown sugar, raw sugar, caster sugar, coffee sugar, demerara sugar, coconut sugar, any sugar)
🌴Gauze mat
🌴Small Tripod
🌴Meths burner
🌴Tooth picks
🌴Damp cloth
🌴Square Tin foil
🌴Flat surface

  1. Place your tripod on a flat surface, then put your gauze mat on top of your tripod.
  2. Grab your tin foil and slightly tilt, the four corners of your tin foil, and then place it also on top of your gauze mat
  3. Pour 1 tablespoon of any type of sugar onto your tin foil
  4. Wipe (safely) your meths burner with a damp cloth.
  5. Light your meths burner with your lighter or match, and move it under your tripod
  6. Grab one tooth pick, and gradually mix your sugar with the side of your tooth pick, NOT with the pointy tip
  7. Wait, patiently until your sugar turns into a liquid

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Sugar Spider webs
If you want to create Sugar spider webs here is how↓↓

  1. Grab, your tin foil, with your melted sugar, then place it on a flat surface
  2. Take another, toothpick and dip it into your liquid sugar
  3. Take out your toothpick,(Carefully and slowly),  with a string of sugar attached to it, BUT be accurately careful, sometimes your sugar spider web might snap

Be fast, because it might turn back to a solid object, like toffee. 😊😊

Friday, 17 June 2016

Delicious Apple Crumble

First Apple Crumble | by We tasted Ingrid’s apple crumble and it was delectable. The procedure Ingrid’s Blog( Apple Crumble ). We enjoyed it and she made it with her friend Ella.

Adding ice cream or yogurt would make it even be more delicious.

We are learning to identify and use key information to write a report for a specific audience

Ahhh, a spider!

Term 2 Inquiry

This way bird!

L:I: My group created a presentation on how to build a simple structure to attract birds.

This was the result after our inquiry this term where we built our knowledge about helping our garden to become pest free.  One of these ideas was to bring birds into the garden to eat the pests.
The above is the result of our research.

Black Widow Spiders - by Julius

My prezzi about the Black Widow!

Friendship is very valuable

Introducing my best friend!!

Introducing Celeste

I have known Celeste my whole life. From the day I went to kindergarten right till this day. She was once my friend but now I consider her my best friend.

If you get to know her she’s really nice only ……..sometimes hahaha. But she can be shy but also  confident at the same time. She’s there when you need her, if you're down or angry, She can make you laugh and happy. If you’re new to the school she’ll include you, if she’s playing a game or just hanging about with her friends. She’s really amazing. She’s one of a kind. She’s really funny and she’s really nice. When Celeste get’s into her mode where she turns sadness to laughter, She can become someone else. Her jokes are hilarious and her eyes are funny as well when she laughs.

Celeste tells stories that will make you laugh your heart out. She can be a person with lots of kindness in herself. She cares for others, not just herself. She’s really cool to hang out with. She says things that are weird and crazy but turns out to be funny. She keeps secrets and doesn't blurt them out to other people and create rumors. She has a HUGE mind that has a lot of imagination and creativity. She’s a really good persuasive person. She’s good at writing and all the other subjects at school.

At school Celeste will distract you to make you laugh but then it’s worth talking to her and laughing with her. She can be serious sometimes but mainly cool.

So if you want to hang out with Celeste, Sure, Just make sure she doesn't bite YOU!  

Open and Closed Questions

Cute but Deadly

Cute but deadly!

WALHT: Identify key ideas and use them to write an information report.
Spiders are an eight legged creature that also referred to arachnids (Jointed legs.) There are a lot of different types of spiders, one of them can glide, trap, produce strong web and even hop!

Most of the spiders lifespan is 1-3 years long! After the spider mates with the female, she then consumes the male. The female then poops out the eggs and fertilizes it and waits for it to hatch. Then the babies will be separated from their mum. But a wolf spider will carry her young ones at her back which the babies will consume her as they get older.

Spiders use their webs as a tool to catch their prey! They feel when a prey has been caught in his trap because the hair on their legs feels the vibration. Most spiders inject their venom into insects which melts them from the insect like a slushie and eat them later.

There a lot of unique spiders. They use it to their advantage, like the Darwin’s barking spider, which produce the strongest web that is capable to be made into a bullet proof vest! The trap door spider burrows into the ground and stays there until food comes by and steps where he burrowed into the ground. He/she can feel the vibration of prey coming by because their hair feels any vibration. They open the burrow and pulls their prey inside the burrow.

Goliath Bird Eating Spiders live up to their name because they eat birds! They are opportunistic spiders because they stalk at them and attack when the time is right. They live about 15 to 20 years long! These spider are also recorded to be the biggest spider that exist in this generation.  

Most of the deadly spider like, Black Widow, Funnel Web, Brazilian Wandering Spider and the Brown Recluse only strike when they feel threatened once you get to know them they are nice. Remember spiders are scared of humans as we are to them.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Spider - Information report - By Ella


WALHT: Find and withdraw key information to write an information report

In fact, spiders are not insects, they are arachnids. Arachnids are a group of eight-legged (all joined to the body) species and have separated body parts, the head and the abdomen. These species have been on earth for more than 500 million years. That is a very long time. There are known to be 4000, of 500 million spiders.

Spiders were designed with very long, skinny legs. In fact, so long that they are measured to be 8 cm in length. This is the maximum length. Their used are used to move quicker when in trouble or to escape their enemies. As a phrase I would say, ‘the longer, the faster’. Then there’s their fangs located just beneath their eyes. Sometimes they are used as a weapon to bite their enemies, but not all the time. Us humans think of spiders as being harmful species but spiders have the same thought. Everyday spiders will look up at us and think of us as giants, don't you think?

There are 4000 different types of spiders, from small to big. Some of these involve tarantulas, alopecosa, arctosa, pirata, lycosa and pardosa. All these spiders may have different diets. Its really depending on the size I suggest. Smaller spiders prey on wood lice, small lizards, frogs and baby birds, while larger spiders eat fish, small  snakes, frogs and lizards.One of the most interesting facts I recommend is that spiders have 1000 babys. Just think about those who struggle with 5 children, imagine having 1000.

Having a spider for a pet is very unusual to have but at the same time okay. It really just depends on your behaviour with spiders. Just don't let them think of you as their enemy.