Teacher - Michael Magee
Associate Teacher - Senga Ingram
Term 2: Bright Sparks
During Term 2, the Magoogles grabbed their safety helmets and explored how electricity impacted our lives. We researched Thomas Edison and how his inventions changed the world! After a lot of safety advice, the Magoogles created their own circuits using wires, batteries and bulbs. This certainly brightened up our term
Term 3: Active planet
This term ERUPTED into life when The Magoogles researched volcanoes and how they are formed. We delved back into time (79 A.D) to find out what really happened in Pompeii and whether or not more people could have been saved from the deadly Mount Vesuvius. In order to understand volcanoes more, we got the amazing Andrew Berry in to explain how the Earth is formed. We discovered new rocks and even got to use microscopes to get a closer look. We then designed, created and erupted our own volcanoes which was AWESOME!
The Magoogles explored the impact that earthquakes can have on people, their lives and the environment. We looked at how the Richter scale works and the areas in the world that are the most likely to suffer an earthquake... don't worry, Dartford wasn't one of them (although we did practice what to do just in case)
Term 4: Shake it!
STOP! Put down your bowl of cornflakes and look at the milk. Have you ever wondered how that milk got into your bowl? Well, if you want to know then come down to Year 4 and ask a Magoogle. We have been looking at the process of milk and how it gets from "Moo to you." With our milk, we have been able to make amazing things like our own home made butter and our very own amazing milkshakes! We did this after learning about changes of state. We have been able to experiment with different matters and watch liquids turn into gases, and solids turning into liquids. We now understand how particles move in different states and what this means for water! We also had an amazing workshop from our friends at "Science Boffins" who showed us how science can be cool. We experimented with dry ice, mixed different materials to cause explosions and we even made our own yummy ice cream!