Monthly Archives: June 2013

Our final classroom workshop

In our last day in the classroom  Malcolm brought a microscope from his lab, through which everyone had a good look at the daphnia and mosquito larvae.  He gave us all a talk and tips about insect bodies, and how … Continue reading

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Monday 24th June

  The children drew and painted on 650 exported frames from three of Malcolm’s films, that was 20 each.  Quite a feat.  His films are black and white, to reduce the size of the files.  (At 5000 frames per second, … Continue reading

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Animating bugs in the classroom

The amazing 4J and their brilliant class teacher Jo, totally stepped up to the challenge of Monday’s workshop.  They animated a Water Boatman dive using a zoetrope, six frames of a phantom midge larvae with pen and ink, a Daphnia … Continue reading

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Daphnia!

I found these beautiful Daphnia at the weekend, though over 24 hours their numbers diminished greatly because there were two predatory Dytiscus larvae in the jar (see bottom photo).  Emily and I took them all for a trip into the … Continue reading

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Midge larvae & pipsy shrimp

Emily and I have enjoyed a very productive second day with Malcolm Burrows in his lab in Cambridge.  Here are some particularly evocative photos taken through the microscope.  I quite liked the ones that got away and the shadows they … Continue reading

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Water Folk at Laburnum Boat Club

We were really lucky to be able to work with local oral history expert Carolyn Clark on our Water Folk project this week.  She is co-author of The Shoreditch Tales, a collection of memories and stories from Shoreditch that makes … Continue reading

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The Badge Maker

It’s a big moment for Tracy & Hobbs, the badgemaker needs it’s own post.

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Captured!

Lizzy and I had a very exciting day with Professor Malcom Burrows and his technician Marina at Cambridge today.  We used Malcolm’s high speed camera to capture footage of the bugs and beetles  from our Pond Dip at WaterWorks on … Continue reading

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Jim, Jeffrey & Jhahim

Here are some brilliant drawings from our survey of bugs found from our pond dip.  Some of them even have names.  They are currently speeding on a train to Cambridge, to visit Malcolm Burrows, where Emily and I are going … Continue reading

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Water Folk: Launched!

Water Folk are official! Yesterday we had a great day at WaterWorks Nature Reserve meeting each other and starting the process of exploring East End water. Ray’s Geezers, Sharp End members and Gayhurst Community School, Class 4J were on top … Continue reading

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