Exploding Lunch Bags!

WARNING this is experiment is messy so make sure you do it outside! Enjoy!

You will need:
1 Medium sized ziplock bag
1/2 a cup of warm water
3/4 of a cup of vinegar
Food colouring
A peg
3-4 tbs of baking soda

First pour the warm water into your ziplock bag and then add in the vinegar. There should be about enough of your plastic bag left to twist it up and peg it. Then in the top part of your bag pour int the baking soda and make sure the zip it properly shut otherwise this experiment will fail! On e the zip is shut unpeg the peg and stand back and wait for the POP!

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A Rare Whale Caught on Video!

There are many amazing creatures in our oceans but there are ones that are difficult to find our track. An example of one of these creatures is the True’s Beaked Whale it is one of the rarest creatures in the world! On March 7th scientists released the first ever video of the True’s Beaked Whale! The video caught 3 of these species swimming near the Azores islands in Portugal where high school students were filming these rare animals on a class trip which would have made me SUPER excited! (This is Fay!) The 3 were 2 parents and a little calf. The lead author of this report was Marine Biologist Natacha Augilar de Soto couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw these whales on her computer screen! These whales have only been sighted 50 times in all of history! These whales aren’t seen often because most of them live in the DEEP oceans and because they are mammals they come up to the surface to breath for a minute or two and can last underwater after that for 1-2 hours! Scientists will use this footage to study these magnificent creatures to take care of their young so that they don’t become extinct but will have to go very deep because even when they are young they can dive to great depths! To watch the video click this link!

A Balloon Rocket!

You will need:
A ballon (round balloons irk but the long ones work best)
Fishing wire or kite string
Tape
A plastic straw

Firstly tie your string to one thing put the other end through your straw and then to another thing (a chair to a door knob) Make sure your string i yied nice and tight and sort of straight. Then blow up your balloon put pinch the end instead of tying it and tape it to your straw. And watch your rocket go!

Hilarious jokes!

Enjoy!

What do you call a fake noodle?
An Impasta!

What do you call an alligator in a vest?
An Investigator!

Did you hear about the race between the lettuce and the tomato?
The lettuce was a “head” and the tomato was trying to “ketchup”!

What do you get from a pampered cow?
Spoiled milk!

What do lawyers wear to court?
Lawsuits!

What gets wetter the more it dries?
A towel.

How do you make a tissue dance?
Put a little boogey in it!

What do you get when you cross fish and an elephant?
Swimming trunks.

Why did the picture go to jail?
Because it was framed.

Why is England the wettest country?
Because the queen has reigned there for years!

Apollo 11 on the Move Again!

25th of March 2017
Apollo 11 was first launched on the 16th of July 1969 and 4 days later two men from the mission were the first people on the moon! Now almost 50 years later it is on the move again but instead to all of the major museums in America! The exhibition is called “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission.” There will also be other artifacts such as the helmet that Aldrin wore on the mission, a rock box to bring back samples of the moon and a survival kit they brought with them. Here is the timetable for where the Apollo 11 will be!

Space Center Houston | Houston, Texas 🚀
October 14, 2017, to March 18, 2018

Saint Louis Science Center | St. Louis, Missouri 🚀
April 14, 2018, to September 3, 2018

Senator John Heinz History Center | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 🚀
September 29, 2018, to February 18, 2019

The Museum of Flight | Seattle, Washington 🚀
March 16, 2019, to September 2, 2019

A Polluted Holy Lake

For 3,000 years people have lived by the Lake Titicaca. The Ancient Incas called it they’re home and believed that the sun was born in the sacred lake but now the lake is filled with rubbish and dangerous waste. Lake Titicaca is the largest and deepest lake in South America and it fills the border between Peru and Bolivia. The pollution isn’t always easy to see because it is so big but it is very obvious along the shore. Inside the water there are also toxic metals such as mercury, lead and illegal gold mines in the nearby towns dump they’re harmful chemicals into the lake as well. 1.3 million people currently live there and many families have worked as fisherman for generations and the problem is that the fish and animals in the water eat the rubbish which makes the fish unsafe to eat. Everyday the lake becomes even more polluted and it becomes harder for people to live there. The water and fish makes them really sick and get rashes and diarrhea. The lake can become all cloudy if the problem continues the blue colour will be completely lost and people living by it would be in a lot of trouble. The chemicals could also make the Titicaca water frogs be extinct. In 2016 the leaders from Peru and Bolivia promised to spend at least $500 million on protecting the lake.

This article is based on an article by News-o-matic.

My District Athletics Day!

Hi Readers! I go to a primary school called Bundarra Primary in Portland Victoria and on the 16th of March my school had their School Athletics Day and it’s much different to all the ones I’ve been to in Jogja! We had to do 800m Long Distance Running, 100m Sprints, Hurdles, Long Jump, High Jump, Triple Jump, Discus and Shotput! I thought I did pretty well! And then on Friday my PE teacher told me that I got into the District Athletics Day for Discus, High Jump and Relay. District Athletics is where each school picks students who did well at the school sports day get to go to another athletics day against all the other schools in the district! Because I live in Portland I competed against Portland Primary, Portland North Primary , Portland South Primary School, Narrawong Primary, Heywood Primary, Bolwarra Primary, Dartmoor Primary, All Saints Private School and St. John’s Lutheran School! I didn’t do very well in my three events at District Aths but it was still pretty fun!

Thanks for reading and we’ll give you another story from another Pickwick  Memeber next time!

Fay