# Balloon Surfing

### Our question was: How many children can stand on a table that is balancing on balloons?

Here are some of our predictions:

• It will hold 3 children
• The balloons will slip out from under the table
• It will hold 6 children, the balloons will then pop and the table will fall
• The balloons will get squashed, not burst
• Three children that are the same size (only tall) will pop the balloons
• The smaller the children the more that will be able to balance on the balloons

For our experiment, we placed 15 balloons under a table.  We needed to make sure the balloons were only half blown up and that they were evenly placed beneath the table.  We also needed to have this experiment on the carpet.  Ms. Tieppo helped balance the table while the children in our class hopped onto the table. Very slowly each child carefully climbed onto the table.

Were we surprised!!!  We managed to get 16 children on the first time and when we repeated it we got 18 children.  There were so many giggles and screams as we kept adding another child!  It was such great fun!

Here is why the balloons didn’t burst:  When the balloon flattens out enough, the pressure of the air inside the balloon equals the pressure of the desk on the balloon and the balloon can support the weight of the desk.

Balloon Surfing on PhotoPeach

# Our Billycart Incursion!

Last week, Mark came to our school for a Billy Cart incursion.  He talked to us about force and motion.  Everytime we pushed or pulled the Billycart, we were using force.

There were four activities that we worked on.

### 4. Driving a billycart.

It was such a fantastic learning day!  We especially loved steering the billycarts!

# Skyping With Lombok School!

We were very lucky last week to be able to skype with a small village in Lombok which is in Indonesia.  Stephanie came to our school to help us skype with the village school.  She spent some time there as a volunteer teaching the children English.  She asked if our school would be interested in skyping with the village.  Ms. Tieppo and Mrs. Mosbauer were very excited and said yes.  Miss Y also helped us out on the day by giving us the Library space and her IWB.  A few children in our class asked some great questions.

# Our Favourite Foods!

## What is your favourite food? Let us know!

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