Today we recapped how to make food based indicators, instead of red cabbage we made carrot indicator. We grated the carrot, set up our equipment and heated the carrots in 200ml of water over a Bunsen burner. Next lesson we will investigate if substances are acid or alkali using our home made indicator.
Today we learned why uniformed services use radios and the correct procedures to use when speaking over the radio.
We like a challenge, so we cracked some codes to make it trickier!
We split into teams, one team cracked the code and the other waited for the code and a location, which is where Mrs Metcalfe had placed some goodies. The team who were going to the location had to pass the secret code over to a member of staff, if they got the code right they received an item.
We found tea, sugar, milk and biscuits then enjoyed a well earned cup of tea!
You may already know that it’s mental health day today. In family groups we looked at ways to keep our mood optimal. We mainly talked about anxiety and depression and some strategies to help us keep our mental health in check!
We learned that scents can ground us if we feel anxious. We tested different scents to see which worked for us. We also tried different sensory activities, from clapping our hands to using plastercene to relax.
It’s also national space week. 10B are learning about space so we combined some relaxing activities with our topic. We discussed why we were doing each activity so we knew more about mindfulness, relaxation and we talked about why mental health is important.
As part of preparation for adulthood, some of our year 11 students have selected to complete a uniformed services taster course. Today we completed some of our military module and made a shelter and prepared a hot drink outside.
We tested the shelter by pouring water over the top!
Toasting marshmallows aren’t part of the module, but we did it anyway.