Amazing Discoveries

Today during independent reading, Alison made two amazing discoveries!

“In 1608 microscopes were invented and in 1895 X-rays were invented” Alison

She placed both of these dates on the timeline.

How have these inventions made an impact on the lives of people?


The Atmosphere

In La Alison is researching the earth’s atmosphere. “Every planet has an atmosphere and they are different because of the colours of the planet.”

Alison has planned her questions and researched it on the Internet and is now starting to plan a poster.

I wonder what it will look like when it is all finished.


Robotics in LA

“We were making cars!” Nyamal
“We learnt if the axel is not connected, it can move left to right. If it is connected it can only go front and back” Aaliyah
“We worked out what we needed to do then we decorated it” Victor
“He told us the instructions and we needed to follow them” Connor
“The wheels had to go outside the hole” Thando

“Was it fun and did you enjoy it?” Nyachuot


Nyamal, Aaliyah, Connor, Victor, Alison, Thando




When drawing nature Alison and Tarik also chose to draw some flowers in a vase (even though they are plastic).

I loved the detail they were both able to observe and put into their pictures.




“My Picture by Alison
In this picture I started with the circle which was the vase and then I drawed the bench. I then looked at the details of the branches and the stems of the flowers. And then Iooked at the flowers and looked at the colours. There wasn’t any white so I used grey instead. And then I looked at the colour and it looked like red mixed with pink so that’s what I did. And then I did the yellow insides. I couldn’t do the shape of the flowers but I tried something else and it worked.”

Drawing Nature

Some students during LA chose to spend some time looking closely at nature.

They looked at the details of some leaves to try and notice as much as they could. They then tried to capture as much of this detail in their drawings.

Here are some great examples of what they were doing.