Monday, 26 November 2007

Our Inquiry Answer!

"Why don't birds die when they sit on a powerline?" We had a number of different answers so it took us longer to get the truth.

Today we decided to ask a specialist. We rang the local power company, Power Co. There Daniel spoke with a man named Neville who told us:
- "Birds don't die when they are sitting on the powerlines because they are not touching the ground at the same time. The power needs to go somewhere for them to be electrocuted."

Thanks to Neville, his answer has confirmed Miss Signal (who left a comment) and Jacob's thoughts. Now we have at least 2 reliable witnesses that confirm this answer! What a fun way to learn and what a cool journey!

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Help: Birds and Powerlines.....

One of our inquiry questions is: Why don't birds die when they sit on powerlines?
We have found a number of different answers to this so need your help.

Our possible answers are:
1) God made birds with legs that have bits on them just below their hips that stop the electricty from electrocuting them. By Rosalind and Maddison

2) If you are not touching the ground the electricity has no where to go so the birds don't get electrocuted. By Jacob

3) Birds don't get electrocuted when they are on the soft part of the powerline. If they are on the rough part they will get electrocuted. By Ned

4) Birds are not heavy enough because they don't have much weight so they don't get electrocuted. By Bianca

Please leave a comment with your answer :+)

Inquiry Topic: Magnets

Monday, 19 November 2007

Mathletics and Spellodrome!

Now for the spelling trial :+)
B2 follow the instructions below to get to Spellodrome.

1) Log into Mathletics.

2) Click on the Spellodrome tab (The yellow arrow is pointing to it).

3) Then listen for the word and type it into the sentence.

Monday, 12 November 2007


B2 this is a VERY cool website were we get to practice and have fun with maths.
Click on the Sign In button and then put in your username and password that I gave you.
From there you can create an avatar (little person) and earn money by finishing the maths activities. You can then buy some bling for your avatar! Have fun!
(We have until the end of the month to trial it.)

Saturday, 10 November 2007

Slideshow: Junior Athletics

"On Friday we had a fun day because we did sprints and high jump. My favourite was the sprints because I just love running!" By Allie

"Athletics was fun. When I fell over on my back it hurt a lot but I still did the sprints!" By William

"On Friday we had a lot of fun at athletics. We went onto the field and we did sprints and ball shooting. We also did long jump. Ball shooting was my favourite because you got to throw the balls past people." By Ned

"On Friday our class went to athletics day. We did it with our syndicate and the 4,5 and 6 year olds." By Caleb

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Picture: Thomas Builds a Racing Car

I brought some boxes to school from home. I joined two together with cellotape and string. I stuck red and purple paper on the boxes. I hurt my toe with the cellotape holder. It made my toe bleed. "OUCH!" said Thomas. I stuck red and purple paper on the boxes.

By Thomas