Friday, 12 January 2018

Mix Mingle and Make: Learning about 2D Shapes

In math we are focussing on geometry. Geometry is all around us and so we decided to play a game called Mix, Mingle, and Make to learn more about 2D shapes.  First we travelled along the lines, then when the whistle blew we had to mingle and form groups depending on the number that was shown. Once we were in groups we had to arrange our bodies to make the shape that was on the picture that was shown.  Sometimes there were more people in the group than sides of the shape so we had to be creative.  Below are some of the shapes we made.  Can you identify some of the shapes we tried to make?

Wilderness Wednesday: Designing a Tower

This  Wednesday during Wilderness Wednesday we were encourage to find artifacts in nature to build a free standing tower that was as wide as our hands, and as tall as an iPad. Here are some photos of us collecting, creating, and building our towers using the artifacts we could find on the ground around our trees.

Have you ever tried to build a tower with artifacts from nature?

The Salmon Eggs Have Arrived!

On Tuesday, January 9th our salmon eggs arrived to their new home.

This is what the tank looked like before they arrived.  It has a gravel base, and rocks to for the Redd.  There is a chiller to keep the water around 5c and a thermometer to track the water temperature.  There is also a fluval (left side) to help keep air in the water.  The tank is wrapped in insulation to make sure it stays cold.

This is what the tank look likes when it is all wrapped up.

Ms. Holmes arrived with our eggs and some other interesting artifacts to look at. 

This is a picture of what the salmon look like and birth, and how they will change while we are taking care of them.  When we received our salmon eggs they are at the eyed egg stage and about 22 days old.

She also showed up a cup of salmon eggs tha that had already died.  They are much whiter in colour.  We need to check our salmon eggs regularly and remove any eggs that die.

We received 60 eggs this year.  This picture shows how the hatchery collect the eggs and counts them before they given them to schools like ours that are adopting them.

And finally, this is what our tank looks like now that our eggs have arrived.  Can you see them on the bottom at the front of the tank? Once a day we will check on them for a short period of time.  We will collect the water temperature and add it to the Accumulated Termperature Unit.  We will look for eggs that have died. Then we will wait for our eggs to become alevin in about 33 or so days.  Be sure to check back!