Friday, 18 December 2009
We made our mittens using lard and plastic bags.
We held our mittened hand and bare hand in cold, icy water and compared the temperatures.
It can be quite sore to hold your bare hand in very cold water for too long!
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Have a look at some of them here.
Monday, 14 December 2009
We have been following Climate change news in the media and newspapers.
The sculptor Mark Coreth has carved ice bears for display during the Climate change conference in Copenhagen. We are following the progress of the bears by web cam. One is placed in Copenhagen and the other one is standing in Trafalgar Square in London.
You can follow this link to see the bears:
We decided to have our own 'ice hare' project. We froze four ice hares and watched them as they melted.
Number 1 was the 'control.' It was made with plain water and we were not allowed to touch it.
Number 2 we were allowed to touch.
Number 3 was made of salty water and had food colouring added so that we could tell the difference.
Monday, 7 December 2009
Thursday, 3 December 2009
Learning to climb on and control our craft.
Monday, 30 November 2009
Friday, 27 November 2009
- a cap on rich country carbon emissions.
Sunday, 22 November 2009
Friday, 20 November 2009
Thursday, 8 October 2009
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Do you know why there are cobbles in the middle of the street?
Many famous ships stopped at Login's well to take water on board for their journey.
We stopped for a break at the cannon.
We found loads of information about John Rae at the museum. There was lots of information about arctic exploration too.
Some people were particularly interested in the model ships in the display cases!
Sunday, 13 September 2009
We really enjoy dancing ninepins!
We are inventing our own Old Orkney families.
We've all got names and roles within the family.
Answering questions about our families in
the 'hot seat'.