Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Mars Party

Our Planetarium was a huge success! Room 9 and 10 students were the staff and they managed their displays while the rest of our school visited.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Moving to Mars

Our model Mars colony's are coming along nicely. We have painted them and added a shiny top coat. 

Our class is excited to display them next week in our intermediate planetarium.

Monday, 28 August 2017

All about me - Maori Presentations

In our Maori class we are learning how to tell someone all about ourselves in Maori. Check out some of our presentations!

Thursday, 24 August 2017

We are designers!

As a part of our year 7/8 tech we are using google sketchup to design the Glenavon cafe. 

Our talented designers are using online tools to build our cafe's from scratch. Not only are they building them but they are choosing what materials they are made of.

They look amazing!

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Mind Lab

This week our intermediate went to mind lab. We learnt how to program robots, solve problems and develop code to create a simulation.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Making Mars

In Room 10 we are continuing our focus on moving to Mars and have started our big project. We are making models of the Mars surface and will be building our Mars habitats on top of these. At this stage we are using paper mache to form our rugged Mars surface.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

What is Density?

We are planning on moving to Mars so we have been learning as much as we can about space, gravity, Mars, and what humans need to survive.

We conducted an experiment in order to understand density. We had 3 cans of drink that all had the same volume (capacity) and dimensions. They were all exactly the same on the outside.

Our students were asked what would happen when the cans were placed in water.

 We found that the original coke sunk and the other two cans floated. This is because the original coke has sugar in it which has a great density than the ingredients in the other cans.