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.