Friday, 28 May 2010

First Spooky Haikus

In the deep and dark,
Jellyfish swim round like ghosts,
Squids hide in shadows.


Le noir de la nuit.
Sur une branche l'hibou surveille.
L'arbre dort toujours.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010


Dissolving chemicals - 25 May 2010

“This time”, said Daddy, “we are going to try to make some more of the things we made last week and we are going to use this white powder called sodium hydrogen sulphate to see if the blue crystal (copper carbonate) and brown powder (copper oxide) will get totally disintegrated.”

So then daddy and I put some sodium hydrogen sulphate in water so it dissolved. When we poured some on the copper carbonate,and before we even saw what happened it had gone away and when we poured some in the copper oxide, after five minutes it was all clear.

My first chemical reaction - 20 May 2010

Daddy and I decided to make a chemical reaction today that pretty much pleased me. We started with some: sodium carbonate and some copper sulphate. Then we mixed them together and it went totally blue. Then we separated it from the water and let it dry off for five minutes while I read my book. We had turned sodium carbonate and copper sulphate into: copper carbonate. Then we got the spirit burner and we turned that into copper oxide. It was like black dust. Interesting!

The story of me, Daddy and the chemistry set - 18 May 2010
  • Do read these instructions before use, follow them and keep them for reference.
  • Do keep young children, animals and those not wearing eye protection away from the experimental area.
  • Do always...
Daddy was reading the safety rules for the chemistry set.

"Let's try lighting the lighter with methylated spirit"

.... A few minutes later. Outside.

"Antonia, put out the candle with this test tube."
"I can't."
"Look, you do it like this."

And a few minutes later the candle was out. Back in the living room.

"Antonia, listen to me!"
"I am!"
"Good, now you are going to write on what you've just seen."

So I went and wrote a story.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Poeme - Les oiseaux

Les oiseaux peuvent voler en liberté,
Pour réussir des longues distances,
Le rouge-gorge va bagarrer,
Pour le territoire en ronces.

L’albatros avec ses ailes
Vole loin dessus la froide gèle,
Les bébés nés voulaient,
Du poisson frais à manger.

Les oiseaux qui pèchent volent dans l’eau,
Et trouvent des poissons delissio,
C’est temps pour aller. Les goélands
Dansent au soleil qui se couche en rond.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

My compass

This is a magnet. I used it to make my compass.

I took a needle and rubbed it against
this red and blue thing! You put a piece of cork under the needle then put it on a plate and put water in the plate and....................................................YOU DID IT! The needle points to the north!

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Common Toad

In the park there is a lake, in the lake there are a million frogs. Frogs everywhere and they're mating too!

A frog can stay under water for an incredibly long time. I wanted to catch one but I stayed there almost ten minutes!

In this froggy group the female is the biggest and the male is on her back! If I were a frog I would be glad that my back bones did not fall out!


Update: we found out this is called the Common Toad.

Monday, 1 February 2010

The magic rug

I went to a museum. I went on a rug and it felt like I was in someone's mouth or gliding with the jellyfish. Sometimes, I like to follow the sun and I love climbing up gas flower stairs and jumping on light blue spots!

The rug-film was made by an artist called Pipilotti Rist. This is her website.

Friday, 29 January 2010


There was a man who had been in a rocket for 900 years to a planet. One of his legs didn't work. He had a twin brother who was doing something called an avatar. Because they were twins so he could get into his avatar and it was great and he could walk and he ran out to cause lots of trouble.

Once he ventured out to a pile of mushrooms. He touched a few and they all went down to reveal the head of a hammer-head rhinoceros with a huge flower on top!