The dissection

Last week we did a heart dissection of a pig in the lab .Dr Lázaro and some students of 3ESO were the monitors who helped us to do the dissection. 

We learned about Vena Cava, valves, Atrium and Aorta, the body´s largest artery in our body.

We used scalpels  to dissect the heart . Some of them were even  bleeding!!

It was  really interesting  and we had fun while learning so we want to thank Dr Lázaro and the students for that fantastic experience together!

 

Project about inventions

The students of 5th primary have been working on a project about inventions. They have been doing a lot of investigation and discovered some very interesting things.

To conclude this week they have made one of the inventions, one which helps with our personal hygiene, soap. To make this they first liquidised some pure glycerine, then mixed this with food colouring and added strawberry perfume to give it a sweet aroma. Then with this base each student gave it their personal decoration with glitter and other small decorations to make the soap look attractive. Good fun was had by all.   

 

 

Quimet scientist have come to visit us again!

This week Quimet the scientist has come to visit us once again!

First, he challenged us. We had to think, make hypothesis and comparisons.

The P3 children worked on dissolutions. They mixed water with different elements and observed what happened in each case.

The P4 pupils experimented with the “chromatography” and discovered the great variety of pigments that form the colours.

In P5 we worked on the paper level of absorption with watered paint. We could observe that mixing primary colours we can get many different secondary colours.

We had so much fun!

Teaching the Universe on P5

A few weeks ago the students of 5B primary started working on a project about the Universe and the different elements and phenomenon that exist. We asked why are there seasons, why is there night and day and if the position of Earth and its movement in space  is related. We decided to design and construct a globe of Earth in small groups which would represent the movements of rotation and passage of Earth in relation to the Sun. This star would be represented by a torch. We enjoyed the project and learnt a lot, at the end of the project we decided it would be interesting to share our knowledge and show our models to our “little brothers and sisters” from 5th infant, who have recently been studying the Universe, they were really happy to see what their “big brothers and sisters” had done and listen to their interesting explanations.

    

 

Cangur 2018

 

Since 1996, the Mathematical Kangaroo test (also known as International Mathematical Kangaroo or Kangourou sans frontières), has been held in Catalonia. It is an international mathematical competition driven by the international association Le Kangourou sans Frontières and it is organized in over 70 countries around the world. Here, it is led by the Societat Catalana de Matemàtiques (SCM) with the will of encouraging and motivating a large majority of students.

This year it will be held on 15 March (always on the third Thursday of March) and our school will be one of the hosts, which means that students of other schools will come to ours in order to compete in this international test. The first edition in Catalonia was held in 1996 with 1,000 students and 100 schools, but this year over 100,000 catalans students have been enrolled.

 



 

Students from 5th primary schooling to 2nd baccalaureate can take part in it. This competition is an individual multiple choice test and the questions are based more on reasoning and ingenuity rather than specific mathematical knowledge. Students have to answer 20 or 30 close-ended questions (according to the course) and with three different difficulty levels.

Last year, 17 of our students were in the best 10% of Catalonia. A special mention should be given to Hao Zhou (he was a student of 3rd ESO), because he was in the best 0.1%.





Students in the best 10% of Catalonia Hao Zhou, in the best 0.1% of Catalonia

 

 

Good luck to all participants this year!

 

Museum of Mathematics

The students of 5th primary went on an excursion to Cornella. We visited the Museum of Mathematics in Catalonia (MMACA). This museum is in the park of Can Mercader.

We did two activities:

In a place inside the museum we enjoyed ourselves doing maths with our hands, and although it doesn’t look like it you can play with maths.

The other activity we did was construct Leonardo Da Vinci’s Dome. It seemed strange what we could make with some wooden sticks, it was like magic, when we had finshed building it everyone could go inside.

We very much enjoyed doing maths with our hands.

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