Thursday, May 31, 2012

Young Leaders Day 2012

On Monday a group of students from the Senior School took part in the Wellington National Young Leader's Day (NYLD) organised by the Halogen Foundation. 
 
NYLD is an annual event, that aims to develop student leadership and be both inspirational and practical. Since 2001 over 80,000 students have attended throughout New Zealand.
 
The Objectives of NYLD are:
Empowerment
Positivity
Inspiration
Connection
Motivation
Education
 
On the day, students listened to a wide variety of speakers from different ages, backgrounds, skills, abilities and disabilities. 
 
Students who attended had a fantastic time and came back to school brimming with enthusiasm and inspiration about their potential to be leaders and their ability make a difference in the world.  


Saturday, May 12, 2012

It's Research time!

 This is a big week for our Science Fair project preparation. This is the week we focus on collecting background information on our chosen topic. The reason for this is to help us make a confident hypothesis (education guess) before we start our investigation.

Check out the document below. This is an example of background research from our nappy absorption investigation.

Background Research – Nappy absorption(revised)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Who knew you could have so much fun with nappies?!?

To get us thinking about how to administer a fair test for our science fair project we carried our an investigation on the absorbency of different baby nappies.


Most of us predicted that the reusable nappy would be the most absorbent because it was far more thicker than the disposable nappies.
  • Would it actually be the most absorbent?
  •  If not, would disposable nappy would absorb the most water? 
  • Would it be the most expensive?
Here are some photos and video of our investigation.



























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Check out the polymer inside the disposable nappies! They certainly absorbed a lot of water!

Stay tuned for the results!