Monday, 22 February 2010

Design and Technology Diary

Here is my finished DT product!
The little ballerina goes up and down and was made from paper, the square from wood along with the handle.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Human Body Experiment

Robber Bones - Experiment no. 1

What did you use?
A thin chicken bone
A small glass jar
Malt vinegar

What did you do?
Place the chicken bone in the jar and cover with the malt vinegar,then leave for a week.

What do you think will happen?
I think the acid in the vinegar will dissolve the calcium in the chicken bone.

Notes - This experiment shows you what your bones would be like without calcium.

Digestion Experiment no.2

What did you use?
3 Beads
A small funnel
A little cooking oil
A see-through tube

What did you do?
Pour the cooking oil into the tube, using the funnel, make sure the inside of the tube in cover.
Now put the beads into the tube and using your hands push them down.

Notes - The see-through tube is acting as your throat, the oil as mucus, the three balls as chewed up food and your hands as the strong muscles contracting to push the food down into your stomach.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Parts of the Brain

Here is a model brain, L ( older brother ) made years ago.
I have coloured parts of it in and labeled them for you, so you can now see the different part of the brain.
GREEN - Posture, skilled movement and balance.
BLUE - Vision
PINK - Vision
RED - Hearing
PURPLE - Sensations from the skin.
ORANGE - The signals the begin body movement.
LITE ORANGE - Planning complicated movements.
DARK BLUE - Speech
BLACK - Behaviour and emotion.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010


The word Diwali means "rows of lighted lamps."

The festival of Diwali is a five-day long celebration in Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism.

People believe that the more candles they decorate their house with, the more chance there is of the Goddess Lakshmi to visit them and bring them good luck.

The festival of Diwali is a celebration of the famous Rama and Sita returning from their 14 year exile.

If you would like to read the story of Rama ans Sita then here is the link -