Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Saturday, 27 February 2016
Here we are, using wax crayon shavings to replicate some of the processes involved in the rock cycle.
Pressure (stamped on the folded foil)
Some of the intro videos we watched:
Video on identifying igneous rocks:
This week we looked at pumice rock as an example of an extrusive igneous rock:
(you can get pumice at most chemist shops in the toiletries/bathtime section. We bought ours for around £1 at Wilkinsons.
Experiment with floating rocks:
Thursday, 25 February 2016
(Below) Getting together with Berrelium 6, previously known as the Dalton Brobots. The team met Dalton Brobots in Spain at the European Open, and again at the FLL nationals in 2015 and have stayed in touch. Berrelium 6 didn't get any awards at the weekend, despite all their hard work, but they remained cheery and it was wonderful to see them again. Perhaps next year?
Saturday, 22 August 2015
Dd and a friend have been doing some hands-on geography over the summer. We started with the structure of the earth. Using plasticine we made globes in various coloured layers to represent the layers of the earth (there was a little bit of freestyle' involved, but I think dd got the gist). The girls also made cardboard 'earth dials' of the different layers. (I'll add the link if I can find it). We've been using The Kingfisher Geography Encyclopedia as a background read.
Making the 'earth dial'
Cutting the plasticine earth in half
Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Tuesday, 5 May 2015
He needs to pass English or Maths to get onto the college course he wants to do. If today is a wash-out, we have 3 weeks to cover - again - an entire GCSE maths syllabus. When you're dyslexic and need to cover something 10 times to remember it and there's still no guarantee you won't have fog-for-brain on the day, exams can seem like some truly awful lottery.
To distract myself from the stress and worry I am going to post up some photos from the team's time away. It has been an amazing experience from them all, and even though they didn't come back with any awards, they are still the UK & Ireland FLL champions.
|C14's pit area, decorated like a souvenir shop on Oxford Street|
|A brief moment to chill out|
|They took The Queen with them. She had to have her own pass.|
|Arriving late on stage (oops, overslept!) but just making it there for the medals|
|You wouldn't believe how many people came up and asked them what country they were from. |
Maybe they didn't make it obvious enough?
|Stress at the competition table|
|Exploring St Louis.|