IZAK 9 – Fourth Class

Fourth class have been using IZAK 9 this year to help improve their maths and problem solving skills. IZAK 9 is a large cube that is made up of 27 smaller individual cubes that can be arranged and rearranged in different ways in order to solve a variety of problems. It is great fun and helps us to learn. Here are some photos of our class with their IZAK 9 kits.-

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The Globe Project – 4th Class Room 6 and 5th Class Room 7

Today we completed cloud observations in groups. We examined the clouds in the sky and then some of us were given the opportunity to use the CALITOO. This instrument measures the amount of aerosols (particles) in the air. We hope to be uploading this data to the GLOBE website in the coming weeks. P1030922

Eco Friendly Newspaper Bags

Take a look at our Eco friendly bags. We researched gift bags and discovered that the majority of them are made in China. We wanted to reduce the air/land and sea miles used and thereby reduce our carbon footprint by making bags of our own using old newspapers.

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The Power of Magnets – 3rd Class Room 11

Introduction: Magnets have the ability to attract certain metals like iron and steel.

Metal paper clips are made from steel and should be attracted by a magnet but can a magnet attract a paper clip through a solid?

Hypothesis: Magnets can work through solid objects.

Materials: cardboard, plastic cars, magnets, paper clips, sign posts, markers.


  1. Outlined two racing tracks with marker
  2. Attached a paper clip to each car
  3. Two magnets were placed underneath the racing board
  4. ‘Start’ and ‘Finish’ flags were placed at either end of the racing board

Results: Racing board – the magnet had to work through a thicker piece of material but the magnet was also further from the paper clip which makes it harder for the magnet to attract it.

Conclusion: Yes, a magnet can work through solid objects.

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Testing for Fat Experiment – 5th Class Room 6

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How can we investigate if our Lunches contain fat?
Our Hypothesis
The fat will show as a different colour.
Brown paper,
Products – Stork Margarine, dumplings, mincemeat, raisins, chicken tikka
Bananas, tomatoes, carrots, strawberries, bread and wraps
1. Label the brown paper with your name and food type.
2. Place a piece of food on a sheet of brown paper.
3. Fold the paper over the food.
4. Rub the food into the paper.
5. Leave the paper on the window to dry.
1. Stork Margarine, dumplings, mincemeat, raisins and chicken tikka left a stain
on the brown paper.
2. Bananas, tomatoes, carrots, strawberries, bread and wraps did not leave a
1. The food that left a stain contains fat – Stork Margarine, dumplings,
Mincemeat, raisins and chicken tikka.
2. The food that did not leave a stain doesn’t contain fat – Bananas, tomatoes,
carrots, strawberries, bread and wraps.