Thursday, September 27, 2018
By Tahlia and Elsie
Friday, August 10, 2018
In our DATS Concept Team for Term 3 and 4 we are really interested in creating products for our market in November that are based around caring for the environment. One of our ideas was to create seed bombs with seeds of flowers that attract bees to your garden. Bees are important for pollination flowers that will turn into fruit and vegetables. We watched a youtube clip on how to make seed bombs. Our first attempt we followed the instructions exactly. The second attempt we "tweaked" the method by soaking the paper longer and then whizzing it longer in the blender. We discovered:
- the paper needs to be ripped up incredibly small
- soaking the paper for longer helps to break the paper down
- whizzing longer in the blend helps to make the paper more pulpy
- the smaller mould helps to hold the seed bomb together better
Next week we will try a third attempt to improve the method further. Watch this space for further information.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
After assembly Fiona worked with students from Coronet and Skippers to create a Boomerang Bag for the project. We had great fun! We plan to create more bags at school for this brilliant community project.