Thursday, 24 November 2016

Hands on Fire Experiment!!!

  • Lucas : I predict that when we add the butane gas in the water with the dish washing liquid it will create a lather and when I scoop it up it and it is ignited I predict that it will light but my hand will not burn because the soap and water is protecting it and since there is very few amounts of butane gas that it won’t produce lots of heat.`

    Francis: I predict that when you add the three materials in the bowl, it will create some lather and when you place the bubbles in your hand in an even amount, when it is ignited i predict that either me or Lucas's hand will not burn as what fire does do to your hand, because the materials are protecting the fire from doing damage to your hand (or any other part of the body), and since you should be advised to put very few amount of butane gas in the bowl, it will create very little heat.

                               Reasoning for Experiment

The Dish washing liquid reacts with the so called chemical compound, and reacts in a way which the dish washing reacts with bubbles with it’s own substance, and reacts with the butane by expanding the bubbles. Once you have developed the specific compound you can lit the bubbles in your hand with a match, and when you light our hands,  it will  not burn because the soap and water is protecting it and since there is very few amounts of butane gas that it won’t produce lots of heat.

  • Pour water into a bowl and fill until full.
  • Pour a wise amount of dish washing liquid into the bowl containing water.(If you want more bubbles, more dish washing liquid.)
  • Get the butane gas and tip it upside down and let it release into the water containing dish washing liquid.
  • Dip your hand and act as if it is a bucket, and scoop a large amount of bubbles into your hand (Make sure to get your hand as wet as possible).
  • Get a lighter, and light the fire onto your hand containing the bubbles.
Lucas Q & Francis B


Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Molly's Courage through literacy

Molly's Courage through literacy

This term we have been learning about courage. in literacy we have been making definitions about what we think courage looks like. Also when we think we have showed courage or someone else what courage looks like! I have also listed some examples of courage too! you should go check it out!

Rique's Powtoon: Courage

Link to Powtoon on Youtube

This term we are learning about courage, and this is a powtoon I made to show what courage is. We decided to explore the concept of courage by reading specific books and articles about people who used courage, for example, we learned about Nelson Mandela and how he was treated before he became president. While in terrible conditions he used a lot of courage. Hope you enjoy!
Michael's Courage through Literacy slides.

Courage, By Ashton R

These are the slide that I wrote to explain to people what courage is and how it can been shown

Mia and Kiyara's courage!

Click here for the website!

This term Hub 5 has been exploring Courage, disposition and growth mindset. In literacy, we have been focused on deeply engaging with courage. We looked at storeys of people that have been courageous and reflected on our own courageous experiences and finally crafted this website . Here is our website, It explores many aspects of courage and how to use it. You should really check it out.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Make an effort

Have you ever had anybody pronounce your name incorrectly? Ever corrected them and had them not really care about making an effort to say it right?

Making an effort to pronounce words that we're not used to is SO important. It can be the difference between someone feeling worthless or valued, the difference between a language lost or a language revitalised!

Check out the strategies some of us in Hub 5 have used to make te reo Māori more accessible to everybody!