Monday, May 31, 2010

Hokey Pokey


Have you ever thought of how Hokey Pokey is similar to lava? It didn't occur to us, until Mr Hunia (student teacher) surprised us! With making the delicious treat: Hokey Pokey!! I know that you're thinking,"Why on earth,would you make Hokey Pokey at school? Well,it all started in our schools kitchen.

Mr Hunia added in the first 2 ingredients in to the saucepan. Sugar and golden syrup . They began to dissolve in to a golden-brown colour. But as soon as he added in the baking soda, the hokey pokey began to expand slowly It then changed in to golden-yellow colour. The hokey pokey stuck to the wooden spoon, as Mr Hunia stirred the mixture.

Just like scolding lava, hokey pokey is viscous and runny when it is hot! As the hokey pokey cools it is a solid mass and easily shattered, porous and brittle.To us the hokey pokey felt JUST like scoria rock,because scoria rock has little wholes in it like hokey pokey.

"Well here it goes" I said. I took one bite of the hokey pokey we had made, I said, "This is delicious". The hokey pokey tasted bitter and sweet. I sucked all the syrup I could get out of it. It was real sweet, it tasted Magnificent.

We had a great day making hokey pokey. At the end of the day I felt like I learned a lot from hokey pokey and lava. It was a fun experience day.







1 comment:

  1. Malo Seini-Mino. Thanks for posting this. I was wondering what the link was with our enquiry on our active earth! Your writing is very clear, informative and entertaining at the same time. I think this is a very good way to learn about lava and how it becomes a solid. Keep up the good writing Seini-Mino.
    Mrs Tele'a

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