Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter is a wizard. He is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Little does he know that this year will be just as eventful as the last...

I am reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and I am really enjoying it. It is better than watching the movie because it contains more deatail and answers to funny things happening in the wizarding world. Since movies have a limited time duration, they have to cut out some bits, so you sometimes miss out on the good bits. If you have already wathched the movie, then you can picture the scenes in your head as you read. In  the movie, sometimes you don't notice certain things, and then later on in the movie you don't know what is going on, but in the book it points those things out, so you are not sitting there reading and not knowing what is going on.

'Joanne Rowling's second book is just as funny, frightening and unexpected as her first.'- The Daily Mail

'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is as good as it's predecessor... Hogwarts is a creation of genius.' The Times Literary Supplement

These are just a couple of the many complements this book has gotten. It is also the winner of  the smarties book prize 1998 gold award 9-11 age Category. I believe that everyone who is cable of reading it should do so. As they say, 'Hogwarts is a creation of genius.'

Book by J.K Rowling

Book Report By Zanobia

Sunday, 24 July 2011

What is Matter?

Matter is anything that takes up space, such as air, a pencil, or a cement truck. It doesn't matter how much space it takes up, or how it takes up the space.

There are som certain properties of matter, like what it looks like, what it feels like, what it smells like, what it sounds like, and what it does (e.g bounce, flow, spin ect.).

Matter also has three states; Solids, Liquids, and Gases.

The particles, atoms or molecules in solids are very close together and do not move around very much. Solids have a definite shape and volume, which does not change.

The particles in liquid aren't very close to each other, and are free to move around. Liquid cannot take shape by itself, you need to put it in something to prevent it from flowing away.

The particles in gas are not linked together at all. They shoot out everywhere and fill all the space they are in. Gas has no definite shape or volume.
One example that contains all three states is simple water. At room tempreture it is water, at below 0 °C It freezes into ice, a solid, and when you boil water it turns into water vapour, a gas.

There are two types of changes in matter. One is physical change, and the other is chemical change. Physical change is change in apperance, such as cut, tear, freeze ect. Chemical change is when a new matter is formed, such as burn, cook, rust ect.

Matter is anything and everything

By Zanobia

Monday, 11 July 2011

Bella's book reviews

Today Miss. Rack took us to the library."Choose the interesting books that you will read over the holidays"Said Miss. Rack.So I chose a book by Dick-king smith,I thought he was a good auther.And the book is called"Sophies adventures.The second book was a classic,so that means it was writen ages ago.I like it when its a classic because it is written very carefully and has all the jucy parts in it.It is called "Black Beauty" retold from anna sewell original.My last book is called"Anne of green gables" retold from the lucy maud montgomery original.They get me hooked into read,especialy the classics.I'd recommend it to people that love old styles and classic things and sophies adventures would be good for people that start to read thick books.The blub of Sophies adventers (In my words):Sophie is small but very determined she loves nature and animals,she wants to be a farmer when she grows up.The Blurb of Black Beauty (In my words):Black beauty has lived his whole life on a nice quiet farm,but when his masters wife gets sick,Beautys life takes a bad corner for the worse,Thrust and cruelty.Beauty must try his best to survive until he can find his way back to love and kindness he once knew.And last but not least the last classic Anne of green gables,From the first time she saw green gables,anne shirley knew she had finally found a place to call home.She experiences the life time of pain and joy of becoming part of a family and growing up in the remote Canadian villige of Avonlea.So next time you read one of these books,Enjoy them!

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Science - What happens when milk and soap come together.

First you put milk and food colouring in a bowl. When you add soap all you see is a crazy collision of colours. But do you really know whats going on underneath?

When milk, food colouring and soap are combined the soap chases the fat molecules in the milk. This causes the food colouring to gat pushed and prodded which make the pretty colours that you see on top. Once all the tiny particles of soap have there own fat molecule the soap, fat molecules, proteins, natural sugars (from the milk), and food colouring will stop moving. 

If you put more soap in this whole process will start all over again. Therefore the food colouring fireworks occur. So next time you do an experiment, try not to think you can see all that's going on.