Sunday, May 19, 2013

Making Ice Cream!

Can Room 15 make ice cream using 3% fat milk?

Equipment + Ingredients
Equipment -
Small Zip-loc bag
Big Zip-loc freezer bag
Hand towel or Gloves to stop your hands from freezing!

Vanilla essence
Crushed ice


1. Mix 1/2 cup of Milk, 1/2 TSP of Vanilla essence and 1 TBSP of Sugar in the Small Zip-loc bag. Make sure that before you close the bag to take as much air out of it first, then seal tightly.

2. Put 1 or 2 cups of Crushed ice in the Big Zip-loc freezer bag and dust with 1 or 2 TBSP of Salt.  

3. Place the Small Zip-loc bag with Milk mixture into the Big Zip-loc freezer bag with Ice and Salt and seal tightly, also remember let as much air as you possibly can out of the bag before sealing.

4. And now for the fun part. Cover the bags in your towel or put your gloves on. And shake the bags for five to ten minutes. The check your mixture to see if it is ready. If it is no longer a liquid texture and more of a ice creamy one then it is ready, If it is still soft then continue shaking for a little while longer.    

My ice cream went from vanilla flavored milk to... an actual ice cream! Plus it was super delicious! It was just like what an ice cream should be.  
And our ice cream was a lot healthier than the ones you can get in the supermarket shelves!

Further Questions or Research to Do.

What happens if we use different flavored milk?
Why do we need to put salt on the ice?
How will the ice cream turn out if we use a different kind of milk? Like trim and lactose free ext.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Heart Attack Grill

What I think -
I think that THAG (The Heart Attack Grill)  must not be allowed to open in New Zealand! Infact I think it shouldn't be allowed to operate anywhere in the world!!! The world and everyone in it doesn't need that kind of fatty food!

Reason 1 -
The reason I think that The Heart Attack Grill should shut down is because of the amount of fat they have in their food.  
Evidence -
The owner himself said to the world that his food is bad for your health and well being! He knows what the food does to people, but still sells it anyway! Jon Basso is the founder of The Heart Attack Grill said “THIS IS DANGEROUS!!!” And the restaurant's motto is “Taste worth dying for!” Literally DYING  for!

Reason 2 -
You would think that The Heart Attack Grill stops at heaps of fat in their food right? WRONG!!! Their food may also kill people with a very bad case of obesity! Yes, KILL!  
Evidence -
There are signs around the restaurant that says “If you're over 350 pounds... EAT FOR FREE!” So that encourages people that are already overweight to get fatter, which leads to obesity! Recently my grandmother’s brother in-law died because of obesity. And it can happen to one of your family members too. Even The Heart Attack Grill’s very own spokesperson, Blair River, died because of serious pneumonia.

Reason 3 -
Jon Basso is promoting his restaurant using his customers and Blair’s death! He says that his food is telling people that the USA needs shock surgery to cure obesity. And says that people need to stop eating fat full foods.

Counter argument -
Is Jon really spreading the word about fatty foods? Maybe so, but still he is selling food that may kill people. Is he trying to send out an important message or just making money and promoting his restaurant?

I truly believe that The Heart Attack Grill should not be allowed to open in NZ.

Friday, May 10, 2013


Today instead of doing work at school like any other day, my class made fresh bread with Ms King’s mum or as we call her mama king. It was a lot of fun and very sticky. We used this recipe to make the bread: 30 minute bread. Try it at home and I just know you will love it.

When Ms King was just a little girl, mama king teached other adults how to make her delicious fast bread. Ms King told us she would always look forward to wednesday mornings because there would always be fresh yummy bread waiting for her at the kitchen!

I don’t know about the other people in my class but I am very greatful to mama king for taking to time out of her day just to teach us how to make bread. THANK YOU SO VERY VERY MUCH MAMA KING!!! Ms King told us that our class might make... ICE CREAM next week. I hope we will cause I LOVE LOVE LOVE ICE CREAM!

Math baskets

Maths Measurement Movie... TJD from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - that power

The most amazing thing just happened at my school. A super special visitor just came, can you guess who it was???? HINT: the frontman of a band called... BLACK I PEAS!!! Thats right the man himself! The amazing, the spectacular, WILL.I.AM!!! He just gave us an amazing gift. 100,000$ to the manaiakalani education trust!  
Untitled ft justin biber: THAT POWER

Ms.King told us to listen to this song and write down what we thought the lyrics mean.
I think that this song mean’s - never give up, make your dreams a reality and like in the lyrics “I got that power!” Everyone has a chance to make their dream real. So if your chance comes, be sure to take it! I also thought that the song reflects his childhood. Heres the story!