Friday, 5 October 2018

Year 3 Scientists

We have been busy this week in Sequoia Class carrying out various scientific activities.  The children have been thinking about their senses.  Nela said "We use our nose to smell" and Kanishka said "The fifth sense is taste".


The children  demonstrated reciprocity when they worked as teams to draw around one of their peers. They  were then tasked with labeling the template of the body, indicating  where different senses could be found.







Later on in the week the children were thinking about sight and perception.  They made a model room known as Ames Room and made some great discoveries.  Riley was engrossed in the activity and said "One of the balls looks bigger because its closer!" As he peered through the hole in the wall.




                                                  

An Ames room is a distorted room that is used to create an optical illusion. Likely influenced by the writings of Hermann Helmholtz, it was invented by American ophthalmologist Adelbert Ames, Jr. in 1934, and constructed in the following year. The room is created with no right-angles.
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