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October 6, 2013
by malmsburyps

When Tylden came to Malmsbury

Last term the Grades Prep to 2 from Tylden Primary School came to visit Malmsbury.  They came to have some science activities with us because it is Science Week!

We were all in groups and we did one activity at a time.  There were five activities.  We made animal pictures.  We all made different kinds of animals that could live all around the world.  We got to create butterflies that can hide on different surfaces.  This is called camouflage.  We were doing some leaf stuff.  We put leaves in a science book and had to draw under them.  We got to take these home and we can put more science-y things in them.  In another activity we had clues of animals and we tried to guess what the animal was.  This was called ‘What am I?’.  We also had fun blowing up balloons to make rocket balloons.

At recess we ate jelly with a frog in it.  It was called Frog in a Pond.  The Tylden kids had made them for us.  We made Snake in Creeks for them.  We had a BBQ for lunch and we ate sausages with the kids from Tylden.  We liked eating the sausages!  We got to play with our Tylden friends outside.  At recess we had to have inside play because it was rainy, it was a bit wet at lunchtime too but we still played outside.

Some people already knew some of the Tylden kids, but there were lots of new faces too.  Now we know some new friends from Tylden Primary School.

What did you do for Science Week at your school?

What is your favourite science activity?

September 6, 2012
by malmsburyps

The Brain

This week we have been learning about the Nervous System.  We watched a movie on kidshealth.org and were amazed at how important the brain is.  Watch the movie here: http://kidshealth.org/PageManager.jsp?lic=1&article_set=59295&cat_id=20607


Here are some of our thoughts and understandings about The Brain.

The brain helps you move. It helps you play different types of games. It helps us think. It helps us learn writing. It helps you remember stuff.  It helps you write. It helps you breathe. It helps you move in all sorts o ways.  It helps you talk.  It helps you read.  It helps you with your problems. The nervous system tells us things are cold or hot. It gets messages from our five senses. The messages go up to our brain along the spinal cord.

The nervous system is made of the brain and the spinal cord.  When we get a cut a message goes to our brain.

There are 100 billion nerve cells in the nervous system.

Do you know how messages travel from our brain to different parts of the body?

June 15, 2012
by malmsburyps

The Transit of Venus – Part 2

Allan and Barbara Timcke talked to us about the planet and it being smaller than the sun. Venus is smaller than the sun. Rosie’s grandpa was writing about Venus.

Some people were rushing to have a look in the special telescope. It was called a solar scope. But we couldn’t have a look because it was really cloudy.
We went outside and we stood around the table, waiting for the sun to come out. We had some pieces of string and we pretended they were planets. There was a little ball for each planet. The strings were not the same length, some were short and some were long.

The Transit of Venus

We yelled at the sun to come out!! When we came inside we looked at it on the internet.

What we had hoped we would see


Daddy showed me on the phone and Venus went from the black to the side of the sun.

June 6, 2012
by malmsburyps

The Transit of Venus

Today something very special is happening in the sky – it is the Transit of Venus. We had two special visitors come to talk to us about it – Allan and Barbara Timcke.

Here is what we thought about the Transit of Venus BEFORE Allan and Barbara visited.


What does the ‘Transit of Venus’ mean?

Venus is coming near the Sun, touching the Sun.

Tells us it is a plant, like a Venus Fly trap.

It means that Venus comes around the Sun.

Every 700 years you get to see Venus travel around the Sun and today we get to see Venus move around the Sun. 

Venus is a planet. The planet is smaller than the Sun. 

What might I see?

We might see Mars.

We could see a dot in the sky.

We might see the Sun.

Might see the whole planet.

We might see inside the Sun.

We might see the flames on the Sun.

We might see the planet…Venus.

We might see a thing that is cold, a planet that is cold.

We might see stars through a telescope.

We might see something inside the Sun, like a pip.

How can we watch it?

We are going to watch it through a telescope.

We might need a special piece of glass to see Venus.

We might have to look through a glass like on the end of a telescope.

We can’t look at the Sun because we might get blind looking at it.

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