9:00 - We arrived and we put our jackets upstairs.
9:15 - Intro - We watched a video about a liftoff of a space shuttle. It also showed us how they put the rover on Mars. Our team had orange shirts. Our habitat was the letter C.
9:30 - Activities - We built our domes which was really cool. Then we did internet activities, we had to find certain places on Mars. Then came a little thing where two people showed us different ways we can use energy on Mars. We also had marshmallows there.
12:00 - Lunch - We ate our lunches in our separate domes.
12:25 - Astronaut talk With Julie Payette - Julie Payette talked to us and she answered some of our questions. Julie Payette is a Canadian astronaut who went into space on a space shuttle. The two most interesting thing I learned were: how the use the washroom in space, to use the washroom you have to velcro your feet to some sort of things for your feet. They have a regular toilet for solid waste and it is sort of like a vcuum and it sucks it up. There is sort of a funnel like thing for liquid waste. How you move around n the small spaces. You have to push on the walls to move anywhere.
More Activities - We had to build a rover in class. The rover was built out of Lego. It had a little motor. We used a computer program and downloaded it onto the little programmer on the rover. We took it to Whitehorse and put it through a maze.
We had to design a space suit to walk on Mars with. Dusty modelled it for our school. I think the most bizarre and creative space was one that had an ice cream bucket on their head and a soda bottle. It was cool seeing all the interesting space suits created by different schools.
Posted by 24307 on 5/25/07; 11:17:43 AM
from the Rachelle dept.