Hot Potato Lunch!

On Tuesday we were very lucky to put away our sandwiches for a day and tuck into a delicious baked potato lunch! Vicky cooked the potatoes to perfection and we helped ourselves to some yummy fillings such as cheese, coleslaw, bacon and sour cream!

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As you can see, although most of us loved our lunch, we weren’t all the greatest fans of the hallowed potato!

 

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Bread versus Anzac Biscuits!

In the week leading up to Anzac Day, 2KR learnt lots of interesting facts. Did you know that during the First World War wives, mums and girlfriends made Anzac biscuits to send to their loved ones on the battlefield? Anzac biscuits were cheap to make and most importantly, they stayed a lot fresher than the bread that was originally sent to the soldiers. Making Anzac biscuits in the Oatlands kitchen gave us a fantastic opportunity to test this out.

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After 13 days it is clear to see which food the soldiers would have preferred! The Anzac biscuit is still quite fresh but we don’t think we would enjoy eating the mouldy bread, would you?

 

 

 

Magic Milk Experiment

Today we conducted a very cool science experiment in the classroom.  If you want to try it at home, here’s how:

You will need:

  • A dinner plate
  • 1/2 – 1 cup of milk
  • 1 drop of dishwashing liquid
  • Food colouring

Simply begin by pouring some milk onto a plate.  You will need to ensure you have enough milk to cover the base of the plate.  Add a few drops of different coloured food dye to the milk.  Carefully add one drop of dishwashing liquid to the middle of the plate. Quickly, a chemical reaction will occur, which will see the colours begin to spread away from the dishwashing liquid and begin mixing and churning around the plate.  It’s amazing!

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What is the Science Behind it? 

Milk is made up of mostly water but it does contain vitamins, minerals, proteins and small droplets of fat.  The fat and proteins are super sensitive to changes in the milk and so when dishwashing liquid is added to the milk, a chemical reaction occurs. The soap and fat work hard to join together, which causes the movement.  When food colouring is added we are able to see the chemical reaction occurring.  Take a look ……….

 

Food, Glorious Food!

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Welcome back everybody! It was lovely to see everyone’s smiling faces again this week.  We are looking forward to a mouth watering Term 2.  Our theme is Food and we have some terrific activities planned for you.  We will be spending a bit of time in the kitchen, cooking up a storm and let’s not forget our excursion to the Vic Market. It’s going to be great!