domingo, 29 de noviembre de 2015

martes, 24 de noviembre de 2015

PLATYPUS

And if you want to know more about Platypus.... keep an eye on this!!




  • The platypus is a semi-aquatic mammal that has a very unusual appearance, it is duck-billed, has a beaver-like tail, lays eggs, has otter-like fur and webbed feet.
  • The platypus is only found in eastern Australia in small rivers and streams within the states of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.
  •  Females platypus lay 2 - 4 eggs, incubating them for two weeks.
  • The back foot ankle spur of a male platypus contains a venom that is powerful enough to kill small animals such as dogs. The venom is not lethal to humans, but it can cause severe pain, that sometimes lasts for weeks.
  • The platypus is an excellent swimmer, diving under water on average for around 30 seconds to forage for food before coming up for air.
  • Platypus close their eyes and ears when under water, so in order to feed on worms, insects, and freshwater shrimp, they use their sense of electroreception and dig up muddy river beds with their bill to detect the electric fields of prey.
  • The platypus is usually nocturnal, coming out at night or twilight to feed, sometimes they are also active on overcast days.
  • The platypus sleeps on average up to 14 hours per day.

If you want to learn more... check these links!




WHAT SPECIAL ANIMALS ARE PLATYPUS! 
DON'T YOU THINK?

A special lesson

As we are studying vertebrate animals, our student Marcos Fernández has made a research about Platyplus, one of the most amazing mammals we can find.



He has been a great teacher and their classmates have enjoyed a different lesson.

Well done Marcos!











domingo, 22 de noviembre de 2015

LEARN HOW YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM WORKS!

Our Year 3 students have tested how our digestive system works using their own body!!
















THERMOMETERS

Year 4 have been studying weather stations, so that is why they have made their own thermometer to measure temperature! Isn't it great??!!









After making our thermometer we went outside to check if they worked... and they did it!!









TORNADOES

AFTER STUDYING ATHMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA, OUR STUDENTS LEARNT HOW TO MAKE A TORNADOE AT HOME!

Here you have what you need!

-1 jar
-Some dish soap
-Some glitter

and....


-SHAKE IT!

But first we need to know... what is a tornadoe?



Check what Year 4 students got! They had a lot of fun!!















RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

As you know respiratory system takes part in one of the three vital functions of humans beings: NUTRITION






The job of your respiratory system is very simple: To bring oxygen into your body, and remove the carbon dioxide from your body. Your body needs oxygen to survive.

How do you breathe? Take a deep breath. Feel the air rushing in? How does it feel? Cool? Crisp? Now blow out. Do you feel the warm air blowing over your lips? As you breathe in, a special organ called a diaphragm pulls your lungs down, making them bigger. This causes air to rush into your lungs. Think about this for a moment.



Check out how much you know about this system through these activities!! Enjoy! 



lunes, 16 de noviembre de 2015

domingo, 8 de noviembre de 2015

Moon Phases Activities

Check these interactive Activities to learn more and practice what you know about our favourite satellite.... THE MOON!! 










Climate Activities




Climate around the World

In order to help you to understand better climate, here you have some useful vocabulary that we can use when we talk about it... Have a look! ;)


-CLIMATE: Weather averaged over a long period of time.

-LATITUDE: distance measured from the Earth's equator.

-ALTITUDE: distance from sea level of a place.

-REGIONAL: It is said of a particular area.



Now, after watching this video... can you answer this question?

Why are the climates at the Earth's poles so cold? It's easy, isn't it?

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Because they are the furthest away from the sun's rays!!