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Recycling Bus

We had a special visit from Noel on the Waste Beater Bus from Arc21. Our class took part in a fun interactive quiz using keypads to choose the correct answers and were able to discuss the topic of waste. We learnt a lot about where our rubbish goes once we put it in the bin and all about landfill sites, even getting to smell what they are like! We now know how important it is to reduce, reuse and recycle our waste as it is much better for the environment. Afterwards we had a look at the different types of things that can be made when we recycle and reuse our waste. We had a great morning! 

Mummifying Experiment!

Two weeks have passed and we were very keen to check on our mummified tomato! As you can see from the photos we were able to compare both tomatos by observe, touching and smelling them. From our investigation we discovered that the salt had helped to absorb most of the moisture from our tomato and keep it in a good condition. We know that the Egyptian process would have taken over 70 days! 

One week in and we have been checking on our Mummification experiment each day. Some of us are horrified at the results so far. The tomato left untreated has ‘gone furry’ and ‘blue-moulded’ with ‘lots of bacteria’, a few of us were brave enough to have a sniff!

 

The ‘mummified’ tomato has remained covered in salt with no smell. We can’t wait to check it out!

 

 

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Mummification madness! 

 

We have been learning all about the process of Egyptian mummification. They used a special salt called Natron to absorb the moisture and preserve the bodies. As a whole class we conducted an experiment to mummify a tomato! 

 

We have chopped the tomato in half and kept one half untouched. The other half we covered in a mix of soda and salt. We will keep observing these over the course of the week and are excited to record our results! 

Litter don’t drop it, stop it! 
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Primary 5 & 6 participated in an interactive anti-litter workshop delivered by Belfast City Council. We had to decide how long it would take items to disintegrate in a rotting litter guessing game! We really enjoyed this workshop and now recognise the importance of recycling and keeping our local community clean. 
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