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Soldering

Joining wire.

Today we learned about soldering. Daddy bought a soldering kit. Soldering is where you heat up a special metal until it melts and then you use it to stick other bits of metal together. The special metal is called “solder”. It is mainly tin. We started by watching a video on soldering. Then we switched on the soldering iron, waited …

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Learn Nothing Day

We love the idea of Learn Nothing Day. It’s an idea from Sandra Dodd and happens every year on July 24th. This is our first time joining in. We talked about how we could learn nothing yesterday and had lots of ideas. We thought if we stayed in bed and didn’t talk to each other or read any books we …

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Making a Map

We decided we wanted to make maps today. After thinking about lots of different ways we could do it (including making an underwater map where we pretended everything near our house was in the sea) we thought it would be best to make something simple. Apart from a couple of pencils, all we took out with us were a compass …

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Bird Spotting

We’ve been learning a lot about birds and we wanted to see if we could get more birds to come into our garden. We decided to make some food they might like. We made fruit sticks and seed lollies. Here’s how we did it! First we cut some fruit into pieces. Then we threaded it on sticks. We chose apples, …

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Pyrolysis, Chemiluminescence, Oxidation and Incandescence

Today we learned about fire because we wanted to know why fire was hot. We started by getting some small birthday cake candles, matches, a baking tin, a jar and some water. We stuck the candles in a baking tin with wax. Then we lit them with a large candle. We had to be very careful. Once they were lit …