Friday, August 18, 2017

5 Minute Science Lesson - Earth's Rotation

1. What is this a picture of?
2. What is it doing?
3. Which direction is it going?
4. We say it's moving "counter-clockwise". By rotating in this direction, the sun rises in the east, or the right, and sets in the west, the left. (Look at a clock that has hands and notice which way is "counter-clockwise".)

Monday, August 14, 2017

Introducing The Pasta Kidz by Bryony Supper

‘The Pasta Kidz™ and Petz Adventures’ are humorous, zany, magical and chaotic stories that bring together the pasta-themed Kidz – including Sarah Spaghetti, Rikki Ravioli, Camilla Cannelloni (above) and their creative Petz – Mumbo the Macaroni Dog, Spud the Spaghetti Horse and Val the Vermicelli Snake (above) together in unusual circumstances, engaging with strange magical objects that have a life of their own. The songs, music and humour, told in specially invented pasta language, will engage 4-to-7 year olds in a fantasy world of friendship. For more information, check out the website here. You can get these adorable books from Amazon here and here.

Friday, August 11, 2017

5 Minute Science Lesson - Dogs Drinking

What do you see the dog's tongue doing?
How does this different from the way your tongue works when you drink?

Friday, August 4, 2017

5 Minute Science Lesson - Wings and Flight Patterns

Look at the way each creature's wings "flap". 
Do any of them look familiar?
Notice how the dragonfly's four wings each move separately.
Do the two birds flap their wings the same?
What do these patterns tell you?

Friday, July 28, 2017

5 Minute Science Lesson - A Flock of Birds

What do you see?
What are they doing?
Why do you think they're diving into the water?