Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Our Pest Tracker

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This week we have been experimenting about pests so we build a pest tracker if there are any pest in our school we used a cycle it was: Empathise, Define, Ideate, Hypothesise, Test, and Observe. We are doing this to help our Native Birds. We used materials to build our pest tracker here are the lists of materials that we needed:


  • Milk bottles 
  • Black cut plastic bag
  • lids of milk bottles x2
  • tin foil
  • sponge
  • tape
  • scissors
  • peanut butter crunchy and smooth
  • food colouring
  • paper 

Pests are killing our Native Birds if we don't get rid of the pests the pests would kill all of our Native birds and our Native birds would fly away from New Zealand and never come back because there are too many pests in New Zealand they don't want to be eaten.

If our Native birds become extinct we wouldn't hear our Native birds beautiful singing  and our Native birds would fly away and never come back cause there are too many pests eating them.

We are going to use Milk bottles  to track pests in our school if there any pests in our school. This are the lists of things that we need to track pests: Milk bottles, lids, peanut butter, food colouring, sponge, tape, scissors, paper, tin foil, and a black cut rubbish bin.
 I know you are wondering how the pest tracker works we add the food colouring into the sponge and when they step on the sponge they would leave foot marks.

I think this is not gonna work cause the wind might ruined our pest tracker and I also think that crunchy peanut butter would work cause it has more things on it.
When we had made it we put peanut butter on two lids we put food colouring on the sponge we went to the bush walk and left it their for two days yesterday we took our pest trackers to our class and we notice something in our pest tracker.

We noticed in our pest tracker lots of ants I think the ants are a group of ants and the ants have eggs inside our pest tracker and our pest tracker's peanut butter looks like a poo of a pest our pest tracker failed cause we put lots of straw and leaves on it that's why the pest can't get in and it was ruined next time we are going to do it again  we are not going to put lot's of straw and leaves on it so that  the pests could go in  and be a success.



  1. HI
    WOW that is amazing how long do it take you? It's relay interesting

  2. Thank you very much

    Kind Regards

  3. Adrian, I think it was a great idea to protect the native birds from undesirable pests. I hope that your experiment next round will will be better. Keep up the good work.

  4. Wow! You did an amazing job writing your blog. Congratulations!!!

    1. Thank you Mrs McCallum

      Kind Regards