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Post Number 59

How to Embarrass Celery

 

 

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As you know very well by now, Bill and Bob love doing scientific experiments.

 

A couple of weeks ago in their science lesson in Miss Pringle’s class at the Rocky Bay Primary School they were learning about how plants drink.

 

The way they drink has got a scientific name. lt is called osmosis.

 

(This is pronounced oz-mow-sis)

 

This is how it works…

 

When water falls from above onto the soil either as rain or from a watering can or garden hose it soaks into the ground.

 

Roots of plants drink up the water and it moves up the roots into the stem and then into the leaves and eventually the whole plant.

 

lf it is a big tree drinking this water; the stem is called a trunk. A tree needs a lot of water to drink.

 

There are more trees in the parts of the world where there is higher rainfall.

 

The experiment that Miss Pringle set up for the children to do was this…

 

Each group half filled a beaker with water. The children then added a few drops of red food colouring to the water.

 

They put a stick of celery in the water and waited to see what would happen.

 

As the red water moved up the celery stick it was clear to see.

 

Red is the opposite colour to green so that is why the moving liquid was easy to detect.

 

Some of the children wanted to take their celery home and tell their mothers that they had been embarrassing the celery and that is why it was blushing! smile1 (2) 

 

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P.S. By the way, did you know that orange is the opposite colour to blue and yellow is the opposite colour to purple?

 

 

Bill and Bob’s Joke of the Weeksmile1 (2)smile1 (2)

 

Bill: What do you call the two lines of cabbages in Auntie Alice’s vegetable patch?

 

Bob: l don’t know. What do you call the two lines of cabbages in Auntie Alice’s vegetable patch?

 

Bill: A dual cabbage way!

 

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The roots of trees go a long way down

 

image009 Trees lose their leaves in autumn to prevent water loss

 

image010 Forest distribution throughout the world – you will notice that the places without trees are usually very hot and dry or very cold

 

image012 Types of landscapes found in the world

 

 

  
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Another thing that Bill and Bob did at school that day was to have a spelling test.

They didn’t enjoy it as much as the celery experiment, but Miss Pringle said that if they grew up not knowing how to spell these words like so many people before them, they would be embarrassed themselves – just like the celery!

 

Do you know how to spell these commonly misspelled words? 

 

separate

desperate

accommodation

definite

 

test 

These spellings were also in the test; they all have silent letters. 

 

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Do you know which letters are not said?

 

  1. lamb
  2. climb
  3. comb
  4. thumb
  5. tomb
  6. doubt
  7. debt
  8. subtle
  9. scissors
  10. muscle
  11. scent
  12. hour
  13. exhibition
  14. knee
  15. knot
  16. knife
  17. knight
  18. could
  19. half
  20. autumn
  21. column
  22. receipt
  23. cupboard
  24. ballet
  25. soften
  26. castle
  27. sword
  28. answer
  29. tongue
  30. yacht

 

 
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lf you have a little bit of white yarn hanging around, you could make me some bunny bed socks with this pattern.

 

Bunny bed socks (knit 4)

 
Using 3½mm knitting needles and white dk yarn cast on 20 stitches

K3 (p2 k2) repeat these last 4 stitches until the last 3 stitches k3

P3 (k2 p2) repeat these last 4 stitches until the last 3 stitches p3

Repeat these last 2 rows twice (6 rows)

 
Change to 4mm knitting needles stocking stitch 14 rows

 
Dec 1 stitch at the beginning of the next 8 rows of stocking stitch (12 sts)

 
Dec 1 stitch at each end of the next 4 rows of stocking stitch (4 sts)

Cast off

 
Bunny bed socks ears (knit 4 in white and 4 in pink)

 
Using 4mm knitting needles cast on 6 stitches

Stocking stitch 14 rows

Dec 1 stitch at the beginning of the next 5 rows and pull the yarn through the remaining stitch (leave a length for sewing up)

 
Making up

  1. Sew the ear parts together wrong sides together along the side edges.
  2. Sew each pair of ears together in the centre of the inner sides using three stitches.
  3. Pull the bottom edge in to curl the ears slightly and attach to one sock part.
  4. Anchor the ears down at the back and embroider a face onto the front of the socks – you can use a bead for the nose if you like.
  5. Sew the back and front parts of the socks together right sides together and then turn right sides out.

 

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HOW TO MAKE A CELERY SALAD

 
So what did Bill and Bob do with the celery that they didn’t use for their experiment? They made it into a salad!

Here is their really tasty recipe using celery and other fresh items of salad.

 

INGREDIENTS

 

SALAD

6 sticks of celery

3 large carrots

3 spring onions

 

DRESSING

1 tablespoon of salad oil

1 tablespoon of tahini

1 crushed vegetable stock cube

1 tablespoon of pumpkin seeds

 

METHOD

 

  1. Cut the vegetables into small, chunky slices and put into a large mixing bowl
  2. Mix the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl
  3. Mix everything together and put into a serving dish

 

You could add a small amount of chopped herbs, like parsley, as well if you wanted to.

 

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Answers to the News Desk Quiz

 

  1. lamb
  2. climb
  3. comb
  4. thumb
  5. tomb
  6. doubt
  7. debt
  8. subtle
  9. scissors
  10. muscle
  11. scent
  12. hour
  13. exhibition
  14. knee
  15. knot
  16. knife
  17. knight
  18. could
  19. half
  20. autumn
  21. column
  22. receipt
  23. cupboard
  24. ballet
  25. soften
  26. castle
  27. sword
  28. answer
  29. tongue
  30. yacht

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