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English - Today we will be using using apostrophes for possession. I would like you to write about which Giant from the two stories that you like and why? Give reasons for your preferences.
Examples
I don’t like the giant’s booming loud voice. I think it is scary.
I like the giant’s little hat. He looks very friendly with his hat on.
I think the giant’s radio is good fun. It plays music for the giant to tap his foot to.
 

Maths - Today we will be recapping our work on fractions and starting a new unit, we will be measuring length using centimetres (cm) using the video and worksheet below

 

Science -  How do plants breathe? Head outside and grab a few leaves to find out. 

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Shallow glass bowl or container
  • Fresh leaves (actually removed from the tree)
  • Lukewarm water (room temperature will work if necessary)
  • Patience, this leaf science activity will take a few hours of magic before you can start to observe anything happening.
  • Magnifying glass (optional)

 

STEP 1:  Cut a green leaf off of a plant or tree. You will need fresh leaves and not leaves picked off the ground.

STEP 2: Add lukewarm water to a shallow glass container or bowl. 

STEP 3: Place a single layer of leaves inside the water, submerging them just below the surface with a small heavy item. Place the bowl in the sun.

STEP 4: Wait for 2 to 3 hours.

STEP 5: Watch as little air bubbles form on the top of the leaves.  What is happening?  If have difficulty seeing the bubbles, use a small magnifying glass!

 

HOW DOES A PLANT BREATHE?

The simple science behind this how plants breathe activity is plant respiration! Oxygen is an important gas for animal life on earth!  Without it, we can’t breathe!  Plants help us breathe by taking in carbon dioxide (for photosynthesis) and letting out oxygen through their leaves. This process is called plant respiration.

WHY DO PLANTS NEED SUNLIGHT?

The sun is key to this science activity!  The leaf uses the sunlight during photosynthesis, which is where the plant converts the light energy into chemical energy or food for the plant. During photosynthesis, the leaf gets rid of what it doesn’t need which is extra oxygen and water. Photosynthesis is what allows us to see the bubbles! All the extra oxygen the plant releases during photosynthesis can be seen in the form of bubbles of gas which rise to the surface in the water.  The bubbles you see in the water is plant respiration in action!

Measure length (cm)

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