Happy holidays fifth class! Enjoy the summer after a great year of fun and hard work! Ms. Fitzgerald 🙂
As part of our fitness programme, we are doing circuit training. This consists of a circuit of activities to help exercise different parts of our body. We spend three minutes at each station. Here are pictures of the different stations.
Wall Sit/ Squat
Core Work- planks and crunches
Mountain climbing and Burpees
The Nicest Station- REST!!
In science we are learning about the human body. This week we are focusing on the lungs. We constructed a model of the lungs using a plastic bottle (the ribcage), a straw (the trachea), a balloon (the lung) and a stretched balloon (the diaphragm).
When the stretched balloon (diaphragm) at the base of the bottle is pulled down, air rushes in and fills the balloon (lung). This demonstrates how we inhale air. When the stretched balloon returns to its position, the air rushes out, demonstrating exhalation!
On Friday, we enjoyed making peppermint cream sweets as a gift to take home! Here is the recipe we used:
1. Add 450g of icing sugar with 4 tablespoons of condensed milk. Mix until you have a smooth paste.
2. Add 1 teaspoon of peppermint essence to the paste and mix.
3. Add 1 teaspoon of green food colouring ( or split in half leaving one half white)
4. Knead and roll out. Make into little balls or cut into shape desired.
5. Put in fridge to harden.
In science, we have been learning about forces. Last week we investigated air resistance and its effect on different sized parachutes.
Each group made three parachutes with string, playdoh and a black plastic bag. Each parachute was a different size (15cm X 15cm, 30cmX 30cm and 50cm X 50cm). To ensure it was a fair test, the string and playdoh were the same size for each parachute. We only changed the size of the parachute canopy. We then put them to the test! Each group released their parachutes! We discovered that the larger canopy had the greatest air resistance and was the last to land. The smallest had the least air resistance and as a result travelled faster and was the first to land!