Monday, 18 June 2018

Erupting Volcanoes

We combined art and science to create our own erupting volcanoes.


To create the same reaction at home

You will need:

Warm water
Baking soda
Dishwashing liquid
Vinegar
Food colouring

Step 1 
Fill the plastic dish with warm water, leaving just a few centimetres of air

Step 2
Add a few drops of food colouring

Step 3 
Add six drops of dishwashing liquid

Step 4
Add two tablespoons of baking soda and stir

Step 5
Pour in ¼ cup vinegar.


The flowing red lava is a basic chemical reaction between an acid (vinegar) and a base (baking soda) which causes carbon dioxide to be produced. The bubbling and foaming is the result of the carbon dioxide becoming trapped in the detergent.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

The Tongue

The Justice League collaborated on this infographic after reading "MMM That's tasty!" by Neville Gardner.


Thursday, 14 June 2018

Matariki Poetry

This week in writing we wrote a series of poetry about Matariki. Enjoy

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Rocket Science

Matariki Around the World

Max, Shlok and Caleb created this poster to illustrate the different names Matariki is known as around the world.


Matariki Myths

The Justice League summarised and retold two myths about the creation of the star cluster Matariki


Manu Tukutuku - Kites

Māori kites are known as manu tukutuku, manu aute, or pākau. The word manu means both kite and bird. They were flown for fun, to communicate with people far away, to predict success in battle, or to find an enemy. Kites are an important part of Matariki (Māori New Year) celebrations.