Transplanting oak trees with the little ones (5th Grade E. Curie 1)

 

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On this day we worked with the little, little, little, little, little children. Dani, Iago and myself worked with a group of six girls. We showed them how to transplant oak trees. To do it we need:

– Plants in a pot (with soil, of course!)

– New pots (bigger ones)

– New soil or compost

How to do it:

– Take one of the plants.

– Put some soil in the new pot.

– Put the plant in the new pot.

And you have transplanted your oak trees!

Being in touch with compost was nice and I liked the fact that children were not disgusted about it.

I loved teaching Science to the little ones!

Pedro B.

 

Primeiras noticias dende Tchimpounga!

O 1º informe envíado dende a reserva de Tchimpounga (Congo) xa está colgado no «Rincón da Ciencia», na entrada da Escola.

Nel, @s amig@s do Instituto Jane Goodall, cóntannos como se atopa Anzac, a nosa peque amadriñada na reserva.

Tamén nos informan sobre  a multitude de proxectos que están a desenvolver de xeito local.

A día de hoxe xa están tramitados outros 3 amadriñamentos, tras facer o envío doutros 90 móbiles que entre tod@s recollimos: parabéns! Polo que proximamente nos chegarán as cartas sobre o estado e evolución de Kauka, Kudia e Lemba. A familia do Rosalía de Castro non para de medrar: moitas grazas a tod@s por ser tan proactiv@s e estar tan concienciad@s.

Non deixedes de consultar a carta que nos enviaron! Na propia entrada da escola ou a través do seguinte enlace (pinchar na imaxe):

Portada Chimpa

Growing potatoes in a bag (part II) – 5th Esposos Curie

 

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Potato plants grow potatoes from their roots underground. They are very easy to grow in a bag! Yes, in a bag!

We need:

– ‘seed potatoes’

– cardboard tubes (toilet paper rolls)

– a bag of compost. If the bag is big, we can grow 2 or 3 potato plants inside it.

1. ‘Chitting’: Our potato plant will be much stronger if the seed potato grows shoots before planting. We shoud leave it in a sunny place.

2. Empty out ⅔ of the compost bag. Put the seed potato, cover it with compost and water well. (April)

3. ‘Earthing up’: cover up the stem until just the tip is showing.

4. Check the compost every 2 or 3 days to see if it needs watering. As the stem grows, cover it up with more compost.

Long stems and lots of green leaves mean that our potato plant is healthy. Some plants grow flowers, that is a very good signs that means that our plant is growing lots of potatoes underground.

Harvest: July-August-September

*** Important information! ***

  • The steams and leaves of potatoes are poisonous, so do not ever eat them!

 

  • If growing potatoes get too much light, they turn green and are poisonous. Adding extra compost around the stem, known as ‘earthing up’, creates a barrier to block out some of the sunlight and protect our plants.

 

Catro finalistas de 6º EP no concurso de relatos Ciencia que Conta

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En primeiro lugar queremos agradecer a todas as nenas e nenos que se animaron a presentar os seus excelentes traballos ao concurso de relatos científicos Ciencia que Conta:

6º EP: Alexandre Alfaya Caínzos, Candela Domaica García, Carmen Pachón Reboreda, Sofía Fernández Cabaleiro, Pablo Chas Ribao, Inés Domínguez Abruñedo e Paula Romero Jorge.

1º ESO: Carlota Calviño.

Sabemos que para o xurado non é nada doado escoller, especialmente tendo en conta que o concurso é para alumnado de toda Galicia e hai moito nivel!

Nivel e moito talento é o que temos na nosa Escola, xa que os relatos de Sofía Fernández Cabaleiro, Pablo Chas Ribao, Inés Domínguez Abruñedo e Paula Romero Jorge foron seleccionados para a final.

Parabéns!! Non deixedes nunca de escribir!

http://www.cienciaqueconta.com/ai-van-os-relatos-seleccionados-de-cqc2016/

E. Curie (group 1) : Growing potatoes in a bag (part I)

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Potato plants grow potatoes from their roots underground. They are very easy to grow in a bag! Yes, in a bag!

We need:

– ‘seed potatoes’

– cardboard tubes (toilet paper rolls)

– a bag of compost. If the bag is big, we can grow 2 or 3 potato plants inside it.

1. ‘Chitting’: Our potato plant will be much stronger if the seed potato grows shoots before planting. We shoud leave it in a sunny place.

2. Empty out ⅔ of the compost bag. Put the seed potato, cover it with compost and water well. (April)

3. ‘Earthing up’: cover up the stem until just the tip is showing.

4. Check the compost every 2 or 3 days to see if it needs watering. As the stem grows, cover it up with more compost.

Long stems and lots of green leaves mean that our potato plant is healthy. Some plants grow flowers, that is a very good signs that means that our plant is growing lots of potatoes underground.

Harvest: July-August-September

*** Important information! ***

  • The steams and leaves of potatoes are poisonous, so do not ever eat them!

 

  • If growing potatoes get too much light, they turn green and are poisonous. Adding extra compost around the stem, known as ‘earthing up’, creates a barrier to block out some of the sunlight and protect our plants.