Our Stem Week! 🙂
Have you enjoyed Stem Week? Because I did!
(Stem week could be changed to STEAM week like it was in year 4!)
Stem Stands for:
On day 1 we did Science.
We were doing an experiment about the ozone layer and how it protects us from getting ill by the sun. For example, we could get Skin Cancer and Sunburn much quicker and more seriously.
To do the experiment, we…
- We got a piece of normal paper, drew Earth on it and then cut it out.
- We stuck it on Filter Paper.
- Got a black pen and drew a line around Earth about 2 centimetres away from it.
- Got a pipette, squeezed some water into it.
- Squeezed some water out onto the black line.
- Lastly, we watched the line grow and expand!
We also made an Aqueduct to see how water gets carried over it. They were invented by the Romans to carry their water from the rivers and lakes to the towns and cities. Therefore, the Romans had some of the cleanest water although they did get destroyed when they were invaded! We had to make an aqueduct out of paper or card and tape and it had to be 50cm long. It was very difficult to make it stand up and hold the water but some of us managed, such as Simion’s and Gurnit, Jonathon and Pragat’s team.
Today we had Roman day!
Today we dressed up as Romans and went to the hall to learn about artefacts, we learnt about weaponry and battling. We also got to hold Roman coins which were over 2000 years old… Wow!
Some people also got too hold shields, swords, armour and even a mini catapult!
With the catapult, we got a scrunched up piece of paper and on the catapult we were trying to see how far we can get the piece of paper. It was really fun! It went the whole length of the hall!
We played 2 Roman Games, we did a Quiz and we were in the hall finding out what real roman life was like. It was quite disgusting!! One of the games we played was Delta. We got a counter and we gave it a little push on the Delta board and we saw how far we could get it.
Today we did Ocean Antarctica Art.
To do this we got blue paint and we made a swirl that got bigger and bigger and bigger which was getting darker each time. When we had done that, we added green and purple strokes to make the picture more realistic. After that, we added little animal silhouettes too represent the Antarctic, underwater animals. Finally, we signed our painting with our name. I really enjoyed this because I love art and when I was done the painting turned out to be amazing!!!!!!
Today we did safer internet day and we designed a species of our very own.
We were discussing how important it was too be safe online, at school and at home. It is very important not to share unkind things and too not look at bad things because this may affect our lives. In the afternoon we designed our own species. We were looking at different habitats and how animals survive in those habitats. An example for a name that was used was Hortore.
Lastly, today we did a mix of things; Maths, Mental Health Week, an Assembly and Reflecting over our Wonderful Stem Week.
We were reflecting by drawing a mind map of what we did all week, including Chromatography, Writing instructions for it, Aqueducts, Roman workshop, Ocean Antarctica art, Safer internet day, Designing a species, Maths Mental Health Week, Assemblies and Reflecting.
It has been a very busy, but fun week for all of us.
Stem Week was really cool, I didn’t expect that is was going to be this good- Paulo
Stem week… I thought it was really fun because we got to do art and we got to make an aqueduct and I really liked the aqueducts! – Aysha
In the stem week it was so nice and we made so many different things- Vinaayaka
I enjoyed stem week because it was really fun because we designed a species and when we made the species it was really fun. We got to colour it in and write all about it and it was the best part of this week- Alexander
Stem week was really cool I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to do it all the day and the years! Yay beavers! –Gurnit
It was so fun that I nearly fainted! (: – Jonathan