Cardiff museum trip By Faris

On the 10th of February 2017 year4 went to Cardiff museum and the man who was talking about animal skeletons his name was Liam. We  learnt that snakes actually have skeletons. Then Liam talked to us about animals and there skeletons. Snakes can dislocate there mouths and eat things. Some animals dont have skeletons. Liam introduced us to mr jones he was a skeleton with his bones labled.

The trip to the museum

On Friday the 10th February we went to museum. miss Delgaldo came with us. We was learning about the bones we saw animal bones. We named the animal bones. There was a wolf skull and a tiger skull what was very old. And a hippo skull it was very big. They was a jigsaw off the bones. We had a enough time to look at some more stuff. we had a look at a snake in a jar and bugs. we looked at a clip of the planets and we saw a disaster clip. And dinosaur bones we saw dinosaurs under water. We saw wolfs on a cave and we went in the cave a mammal was there.  We was 10 minutes late so we played a game. one game we had to remember what people say  the other game was to name the bones. my buddy was daniel.

Genes by Year 4

Today we learnt about genes. Dr Fry came in to see us to tell us about genes.

Genes are kept in ‘libraries’ in your body. They can make us look different. Our genes make us who we are. We get our genes from our parents. Your genes decide your hair colour, skin colour, eye colour, if you’re tall or short. Scientist can read what your genes say. We can’t see our genes through a microscope. We share our genes with our families, so we look similar to our families. The further away the relation the less we are likely to look like them.

We learnt about chromosomes and what they look like. Our chromosomes are in pairs. We found out boys have a Y chromosome but girls don’t, they have 2 X’s. The chromosome pairs are shaped in a twist and the pictures we see of them are what artists think they look like.

We learnt that genes can causes things like colourblindness. 1 in 12 boys can have red-green colourblindness and 1 in 200 girls can have red-green colourblindness. There are more boys with this colourblindness because girls have 2 X chromosomes that can replace the problem gene. Genes can cause diseases. Genes can make you have less fingers and thumbs or more fingers and thumbs, if you have an extra finger it’s most likely to happen on your pinky finger.

Some people put jellyfish DNA into mice to make them glow in the dark. Some of us thought this was good but not all of us think this is a good idea to do. ‘Frankenstein food’ is food that’s had its genes changed. Police use DNA to trace the blood samples of criminals.

We learnt that we could be the doctors that find out how to fix DNA and some of us think we’d like to be doctors when we’re older! We know a lot after all of this research we’ve done with Dr Fry!

by Year 4

Museum trip by Dan

On Friday 10th February 2017 I went on a trip to Cardiff museum with my class. I like going to the museum because although I go regularly with my family, I always learn something new.

This time our visit was to learn about animal bones. In the education room one area was about matching animal bones to their picture, I got most of these correct and saw one animal Skelton that I had never seen before. It was called the cassowary.

I learnt that a wolves skull is very similar to a dogs skull because a dog is a kind of wolf and I learned that the only bones inside a snakes body are the ribcage and the spine so that makes it flexible.

Visit to the museum by Blake F

On Friday the 10th February 2017 Year 4 went to the Cardiff museum. At the museum we were looking at bones. There were 3 activities. We had to match the skull with the animal name and what they eat. Next we had some animal skeletons and we had to match them to the correct picture and how it moves. Thirdly, we had to put a skeleton together and label it. Finally, we went to the dinosaur part of the museum to see the bones of some dinosaurs. Then we got on the minibus and went back to school.

Fun at Cardiff Museum by Ffion

On Friday 10th February 2017 Year 4 went to Cardiff museum. We are learning about the human  body so in the museum we learnt about the human body.  We had a man teach us his name was Liam. Liam was our teacher for the work shop. We sat down and he showed us a skeleton his name was Mr Johns. Then we had a little booklet and there were 3 things to do in the booklet  and there were 3 tables.

 

We split up in to groups i was in a group with the girls. The first thing to do was to build a skeleton and then name tag it. then we had to fill it in our little book lets. Then we went to the next thing. It was naming some animal’s craniums. We had to name  them it was very hard to name them the we had to draw a animal’s cranium. I learnt that a cat’s head was smaller than it looks and a wolf’s head looks different in shape  to it’s  shape of head.We went on to the last thing to do it was to name the animal’s  and then tell what they did. I learnt that not all of them like the water.

 

Then when we had finished that that we all sat down and talked a little more about the human and animal’s body. I all so learnt  that we human’s were bought up by  gorillas and monkeys. We got look around a little bit of the museum to do with the human body and some more things.