When we got to the 2007 Marsville project we went up stairs to put our jackets away. After that we went back down stairs. Then we got t-shirts to put on. My t-shirt was brown and it has Marsville 2007 with a space shuttle. After that we had to put our lunch in a box so they could weigh it. Then we went to sit down and watched a movie of a space shuttle launch.
After that we went over to these two people. They showed us some solar panels. It was an alternative energy display that powers by the sun. There were rovers and this thing that went around in circles. We also cooked marshmallows in a box made out of tin foil that was put in the sun. From this I learned that things could get powered by the sun.
After that we built our domes out of big huge pieces of plastic that we cut out, then we taped it together and aired it up with a square fan. After that we went to the computers and did an internet scavenger hunt. On our way back to finish our domes we got mars bars. mmmmmm
We ate lunch in the domes we made and after we ate we put our garbage in a box.
After that we went into another gym to see Julie Payette. Julie Payette is a female canadian astronaut. She went into space one time for ten days. Julie Payette talked about some things like how to go to the washroom in space, how her experience was in space, what astronauts eat in space, how they exercise in space, and how they sleep in space. Julie Payette also showed us some pictures of her friends in space. After Julie Payette was done Jamie and I got a picture taken with her.
After we saw Julie Payette we did the rover demonstration. A rover is sort of like a space car. We made a miniature rover made of Lego. We made it move by this brain box piece.
We program all the stuff such as speed, how far it goes and how much it turns.
There were three rovers and ours was the only one to make it though the maze.
After that we did the space suit fashion show. We saw models of space suits with kids dressed in them. It was funny. Dusty was our model. We saw a kid with the space suit on and she had an ice cream bucket on her head. We saw another kid in his space suit that had music coming out. Our space suit had our patches on it, the name Halo on it, with white boots, a black helmet with a canada flag on it. It also had blue stripes and a jet pack with a battery pack in it.
After the fashion show we went in all of the domes, cleaned up then we went home.
Marsville was fun
Posted by 24298 on 5/25/07; 11:36:42 AM
from the Desiree dept.