We've been using our awesome computing skills to create some podcasts about our learning. Check out a selection of them below:
Sapphire Class had the opportunity to view a heart dissection. Click on the image below to watch the video of the dissection. (It is a video of an actual pig's heart being cut open so may not be advisable viewing for all)
We saw the difference in thickness between the muscle on the left and right side of the heart. We also saw how the valves between the chambers of the heart are made of a stringy white tissue which is attached to many parts of the heart wall. We saw the blood vessels at the top of the heart and noticed that the vein had thinner walls than the artery, which has to deal with much higher blood pressure. The left side of the heart looks much bigger from the outside but we found that the space inside is about the same as on the right side. The apparent difference is due to the thicker muscle on the left side, as it has to work much harder to pump blood to the entire body rather than just the lungs.
Check out our finished pottery:
We've been finding out about how our circulatory system works. Today we found out about the different cells that make up our blood and the jobs they do. We then built our own model of blood using Cheerios, Rice Crispies, food colouring, marshmallows, and orange squash.
Check out our amazing pottery!
We have been finding out about how the Ancient Greeks used clay to create pots and also toys for children to play with. We created our own pots, which we will decorate next week with geometric patterns. We also created Trojan horses.