Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Akira's Visit

Last week the Nelson Giants basketball player Akira Marsters came to school to talk to Room 14 and 15 about how education is important and to never give up. He said to us that education is important, it's not all about muscles it's also about brains and that's why it's important to have a good education. He also said no matter what people say like "you won't make it" and "you can't become a great basketball player" you never give up, just keep practising and you could become great at what you do. The other thing he told us was not to be cocky because people won't like you and you also do worse when you're cocky. At morning tea we played shoot-a-hoop with Akira, it was 10 cents a shot to help fund raise so he can to USA to play basketball in 2014. At lunch we played a team match against Akira for fun. The other thing for fund raising was a sausage sizzle and a drink for $2.00.

Milk Tasting

To get everyone excited about our new inquiry we decided to taste lost of different types of milk. We tried standard, lite, full cream, soy and coconut milk. We all thought coconut milk was disgusting!


Well last week was our camp week. We went to Napier for 4 days. We had a blast! Here are a few photos to show what we got up to. Watch this space for more information.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Can We Get Water Out Of Milk?

Can we get water out of milk?

By heating the milk it will expand.
Steam will make more milk when its collect on the bottom of the plate
Shrink into milk powder
Pan will be hot so it will shrink it.
Turn into scrambled milk

Electric frying pan
A plate

1. Pour some milk into the electric frying pan. Use enough to cover the bottom of the pan.
2. Heat the milk up, slowly.
3. Put a plate over the frying pan to see what collects on the plate. What does it look like? What does it taste like?
4. Stir the milk around so it doesn’t burn.
5. Continue heating the milk until all the liquid has gone.

The milk was bubbly when we started heating it up.
It you turn the heat up the bubbles get bigger.
The milk evaporates and dries up.
The water evaporates into steam and begins to rise.
The milk becomes sticky and a little dry.
The milk dries up into a solid.
The solid milk tastes like milk powder mixed with dust.
2 days later once it was drier it tasted like pikelets and smelled like golden syrup.

We learnt that you can get water out of milk because the water in the milk evaporates and turns to steam, that can be collected in the plate.
The results of the actual experiment were a lot different to the hypothesis. The milk didn’t expand instead it shrunk and dried up. The steam didn’t make more milk it just evaporated it and made less milk. The milk didn’t turn into scrambled milk, scrambled milk would be slightly jelly-like. The one correct hypothesis was that the milk would shrink

1 of the problems was that the milk was heated up too much resulting in the milk solid being slightly browned. Next time we shouldn’t heat the milk up too high, also we need to make sure we have more time to do it so we don’t have to heat it up.