Mind Blowing Year 6 outing
By: Ben Van der Westhuizen, Riley Hanning and Jens Buchwald (Year 6 Students)
This term the grade 6 classes have been learning about electricity. On the 3rd of May 2019 they went on an outing to the Cape Town Science Center. They hopped onto the bus at 8:30am and arrived there at 9:00am.
First they learned about how to construct an electrical circuit in groups of two. They also learned more information about electrical circuits. The grade 6s were tested on their knowledge about electricity on what we had learned in the previous lessons.
A few kids went on the gyroscope. Here is what Damon Moodley has to say about the ride, “I enjoyed it, but it was disappointing because I had to manually move it. It was still an awesome experience.”
Later on, the grade 6s watched a science show. There were lots of surprises and it was a wonderful way to end the outing.
Grade 6 Outing
By: Chloe Ralph and Linamandla Moyo (Year 6 Students)
On the 3rd of May 2019, the grade 6s of Blouberg International School went on an outing to ‘The Science Centre’. The grade 6 class boarded the bus excited and ready for the Science Centre.
Once the class arrived, they were paired into groups. Blue, which was Mrs Esturhuizen’s class. Red, which was Mrs Hack’s class. The grade sixes’ first activity consisted of learning about electrical circuits and heat gas. They participated in making their own electrical circuits in pairs. Then they were granted permission to go explore all the technology, illusions, and inventions.
Jamey, a staff member of the establishment ‘The Science Centre’, allowed the grade sixes to go and fetch their lunch. Once finished, the grade sixes played a fun challenging quiz game known as Kahoot.
Soon after, the grade sixes went to a show which was made to teach the children what gases can do and how they react. The final activity included seeing one of the oldest cameras in South Africa. Then they entered a dark room where a projector-like camera was. Mirrors were inside – giving the grade sixes a view outside of the Science Centre.
“It was a great experience and my favorite part was when we could see the outdoors with the camera obscura.” -Damon Moodley, 12.
The grade six classes leaped back into the bus with their faces full of smiles and giggles.
In conclusion, the grade sixes had a wonderful time spent at the Science Centre.Read More