We had a treat today when our classmate brought us some food typically eaten during Ramadan! We had read about Ramadan in an English comprehension piece, and thought all the different food sound delicious. Well, we can say for a fact now that IT IS DELICIOUS! We had dates, samosas and golgappas with sauce. Amazing!
We were using our map-reading skills for some very important research today - planning our school tour! We have maps of Dublin Zoo, maps of Phoenix Park and maps of Liffey Valley shopping centre. We wanted to be sure to include our favourite animals, views and shops, so it took a while to come up with a route that would cover everything! We are getting really excited for it now!!!
Earlier in the year we learned about the three things that fuel a fire: Heat, Fuel and Oxygen. We practised fire drills from our classroom and with the whole school, and we learned that different types of fire need different types of extinguishers (for example, you shouldn't throw water on an electric or oil fire). We had heard a rumour that you could start a fire with a magnifying glass, so today we took some bug viewers with magnifying glasses and tried them out in the sunlight.
First we tried regular white paper, but it was too tough for our little lights! Next we tried some thin newspaper, and we managed to singe it! By moving the beam, we could make patterns. We never made any flames because it was a very weak heat source, but we learned a lot. We learned that regular glasses (spectacles) won't work to focus the beam; We learned that it takes a lot of patience and focus to get the beam just right; And some things like leaves and grass have too much water in them to burn.
We understand how dangerous fires can be, and we were glad to learn the science behind the rumours we had heard. We know we must always respect and be careful around fire, and be cautious when heat, fuel and oxygen are all present together.
4th, 5th and 6th in the prefab!
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Ms McNamara's Class