This week we have been learning about the lungs.
We conducted a peak flow test to measure the air flowing in and out of our lungs. We did the test 3 times and calculated an average.
Today in our microbes and disease unit we learned about the bacteria that caused the bubonic plague and looked at some of the symptoms.
We made a bubo, which is a large, painful sore that grew on plague victims.
Custard (pus) was injected into a jam (blood) doughnut and black food colouring (crust) was spread on top.
We recorded our findings and labelled a bubo.
Despite the gore, it didn’t put 8E off eating them!
8E are presently covering the ‘Microbes and Disease’ unit. Today we explored where we thought the most microbes would reside around school and conducted an experiment to see if our predictions were correct.
We rubbed sliced potato where we thought the most microbes would be growing. We kept one potato as a control, this one was just sliced and put in a bag.
We wore gloves to keep us safe and so we didn’t contaminate the potato with any microbes that were already on our hands.