Today we did the dress rehearsal for our 2015 school production. All the grades in the school watched. Our grade went last. We did the song ‘Boom Boom’ by Justice Crew. My favourite dance (that wasn’t ours) was Toot Toot Big Red Car. The grade 5s and grade 6s will watch the real performance tomorrow.
The Lord Howe Island Stick Insects were nearly driven to extinction by Black Rats in the early 20th century. They were thought to be extinct for over 80 years. They were re-discovered in 2001 on Balls Pyramid which is a rat-free zone. The Melbourne Zoo has kept the insects captive and have bred them. There are only about 20-30 insects alive. You have to be careful because if you accidentally kill some, they could be extinct forever.
Science is amazing because we wouldn’t know much about anything without it. Here are some facts about science:
The word scientist was invented in 1833.
41 new species are found every day by scientists.
Scientists can turn peanut butter into diamonds.
Earthquakes turn water into gold.
A bolt of lightning is 5 times hotter than the sun.
2 ¼ cups of plain flour
1tsp. baking soda
1cup unsalted butter, softened
¾ cup caster sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
12 ounces chocolate chips
1 cup chopped mixed nuts (optional)
½ cup dry- roasted crickets
Pre-heat the oven to 190C. Mix together butter, all the sugar, the vanilla and beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Beat in the eggs and then slowly add flour, salt and baking soda. Stir in the nuts, insects and chocolate chips. Place rounded teaspoonfuls of the mixture onto a greased baking tray and put in the oven for 8-10 minutes.
I wouldn’t want to eat this, but if I had to, I would.