Thursday, May 31, 2012

Name Symmetry

We are learning to find the lines of symmetry in a variety of shapes and objects. We used our names and reflected them in the line of symmetry.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Book Week At Mahana School

Mahana School students and teachers dressed up as their favourite book characters.
 Can you guess which book characters they are?
 Can you guess who is who?
 They all looked fantastic!

 Is that a teacher under that hat?

Learning How Rainbows Are Formed

 The refraction process of the sunlight being reflected by the angles of the prism.

Rainbows appear when raindrops (similar to a prism) reflect sunlight, thus breaking white light into colours.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


 Pip feeling what her glorax feels like.
 Jonathan and Josh are taking their glorax home for more experimentation.
Warning!!!   Parents please check school bags for science substances.

Reilly wants to see if he can throw his glorax.
Glorax is made up of glycerol, guar gum, borax and H2o.


Bradley makes Oobleck out of cornflour and water and finds the substance is very hard to mix but if he moves slowly the mixture starts to flow.
Scientists think that the polymer molecule chains get tangled with pressure and cannot slide as easily.
What do you think?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Science Week

Making structures using marshmallows.
The students are finding out about angles, balance and building a strong base.

Science Week

We are learning about balance and how different angles can effect the balance of a structure.