I think the Secondary Experience Project was very successful because I was rather afraid of going into secondary before this project, but this experience has shown me that secondary school really isn’t that bad, but now I am almost excited to go to secondary school. My favourite subjects were; Maths, Art and Technology. Over this week I have learnt that it can take many things to change and you will need a lot of resilience to bounce back from those hard times. Here are some photos of what we did along the way.
In science we experimented to see what would happen when we mixed turmeric and water and dropped it on a piece of toilet paper. After that had dried, we tore/cut the toilet paper in half and dipped half in vinegar, and the other in a bicarbonate+water solution.
Vinegar-the paper turned out browny red.
Bicarb+water- the paper stayed the same yellowy colour it was before.
We did the second half of the experiment also on yellow test paper;
Vinegar-a blue-green colour.
Bicarb-a orange-red colour.
We found out that turmeric reacts differently to acids and bases.
Bicarb-base. Vinegar-acid. The science classes in secondary school are very different to primary school. In secondary school you do very interesting experiments that you don’t do in primary. This science lesson taught us that you may need many things to change.
In Technology we programmed Spheros to go in a square with an app called Sphero edu. We also programmed them to draw shapes on a large piece of paper, we did this by putting a cup on the Sphero and taping a pen/marker to the cup. So when the Sphero moved, it would draw a shape of whatever the programme was. Secondary Technology is very different to primary Technology because in primary you only do things that envolve exploring how to use google and chrome properly. I much prefer secondary school Technology, you get to play with robots. Here is a picture of the Sphero, drawing and a video of the drawing. 80B43462-81ED-468D-B72A-905CA40015A9
In PDHPE we did an activity that consisted of creating words with letters – change + resilience. Another one was we had to order pictures of children and adults in the right order from youngest to oldest. Then we did a venn diagram on what we were excited, worried or neutral about in the next few years. We also blew up one red balloon between three and wrote down what we thought the worst thing on the worried side was, then we blew up one yellow balloon each and wrote ways we could cope with that bad thing. The difference between secondary school PDHPE and primary is that in secondary school you talk about near future whereas in primary you focus on the hear and now and bullying. I thoroughly enjoyed PDHPE and would recommend it as a subject.