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September 5, 2015
by Mrs F
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Moving right along!

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Measuring how far the larger circle shape has rolled.

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Moving parts on the tractor 1

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Moving parts on the tractor 2

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What amazing writing describing how the toy puppet and plane move.

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Lots of moving parts on this toy dog and great detail in the drawing.

After exploring things that move outside we looked at moving toys and then had a visit from two very big machines (a grader and tractor). It was so much fun as the preps were able to get in the cabins and make parts of the machines move. We have finished off our unit with some experiments into moving. We looked at shape (circles roll the best) and size (we found bigger circle shapes roll further than smaller ones). We have learnt so much about movement through our unit ‘On the Move’.

August 7, 2015
by Mrs F
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What moves outside?

For our next lesson we went on a ‘movement hunt’. We took the iPads along to take photos and used our science eyes to spot things that move outside. We found some really interesting things such as the flag, the gate, trucks and toys in the sandpit.

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August 7, 2015
by Mrs F
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Moving, Grooving bodies

The preps began their unit ‘On the Move’ by dancing their way around the classroom. They focused on being as still as they could be and then described which parts of their bodies moved as they danced to the beat. They finished the lesson with a ‘mirror game’ where they had to concentrate and focus on moving in the same way as their partner.

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Mirroring our partners actions

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July 12, 2015
by Mrs F
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Lava lamps

What happens when you add water, oil, food colouring and finally a 1/4 of an alka seltza? You create a Lava lamp!

The preps carefully followed science procedures to explore water and oil (they don’t mix), food colouring (it prefers to be in water) and chemical reactions (the alka selza created bubbles). They were entranced as the coloured bubbles moved up from the water, through the oil to the top and then fell back down into the water.

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Creating the lava lamp

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May 27, 2015
by Mrs F
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Outdoor objects

Now that the Preps know more about materials they had to choose items to create an outdoor hanger. When we had finished them we hung them on the ‘Science Tree’.IMG_2623 IMG_2624 IMG_2629

May 27, 2015
by Mrs F
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Experiment – What happens when different materials get wet?

The preps conducted an investigation to find out what happens when paper, metal, plastic, wood and glass get wet. The most exciting thing was that white crepe paper became almost invisible! We could see through it – it was cool!IMG_2574 IMG_2575 IMG_2577 IMG_2578

May 27, 2015
by Mrs F
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Classifying materials

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I wonder what’s in the box!

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Look what we’ve sorted

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The glove is made from rubber and my handwriting book is made from paper.

The preps had lots of fun sorting objects from the mystery box according to what they are made from. Then they had to find objects in the classroom that were made from specific materials.

May 27, 2015
by Mrs F
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Prep drawings

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The raised garden

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Metal is OK in the rain!

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Metal is hard and cold.

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The netball ring is made of different materials.

These are some drawings from  our walk around the school, to explore what things are made from.

April 25, 2015
by Mrs F
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What is it made of??

The preps are developing their mapping skills in their new science unit “What’s it made of?” They used the maps they created in class to walk around the school, stopping to observe different objects with their ‘science eyes’. We were thinking “What is it?” What is it used for?” “What is its properties?” We learnt many new descriptive words and came up with a few of our own!

 

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What’s this old tyre being used for? It’s large and squishy>

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Claire’s map of the school

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Follow the map leader!

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What a find! We can see things underneath but this is so strong you can stand on it.

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Reading the map to lead the class

 

March 28, 2015
by Mrs F
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Prep Paleontologists

Much fun was had in the Science Cave on the last week of term as the Preps sang about being Paleontologists.

BUT it got even more exciting when they had to dig through the ice to find their very own dinosaurs!

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You have to put a lot of effort into being a paleontologist!

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Look at the ice cracking.

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Guess what I found?

 

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