On April 20, 2007 our class went to Vanier School in Whitehorse, for a Marsville project. When we got there at 9:00am we put our lunches in a box that says our team color and number. Then we went upstairs in the loft and put our jackets and the project there.
At 9:30 all the students watched a movie of a space launch and how the rover gets on the surface of mars.....It was pretty cool. Then we started building our team dome. All the students learned about solar power too. We were put into partners and had a scavenger hunt on the computer, it was fun. My partner and I got mixed up with the schools and the teachers.
At 10:00 our team probably finished airing the domes up with a fan, it felt so cool inside. We also had a break and one of those people who were running the Marsville project gave all the students Mars Bars, they were yummy....but i thought it was too early to eat chocolate, so I gave mine away to Denise McDiarmid.
12:00 - After we finished building our domes we ate lunch in our team domes. It was pretty cool. After lunch we went into another gym and listened to an astronaut talk with Julie Payette. She talked about what she did and she showed us pictures and we watched a little video clip of a real shuttle takeoff. It was very neat. Julie Payette was a Canadian female who went to Space. The picture that she showed all the people there, was what it looked like in the shuttle and how people stay on the floor and a picture of how people eat and the washroom. It was neat. One student from each school asked Julie Payette a question. Our Class asked “ What have you discovered while you were in Space?” But I forgot what she said. I also learned how a shuttle takes off and that it only took a couple of days for her to get to Space Station.
After the astronaut talk was over there was a Rover Demonstration. At 2:00 there were 3 rovers counting our classes rover. Our rover was the only one that turned and it was so close to not turning,but it did.
At 2:15 the Space Suit Fashion Show was on. It was really funny. One class had an ice cream bucket on their head and a 1 Liter empty pop bottle on their back. After that Space Suit Fashion Show all the students cleaned up and we all took down the domes, got our demonstration and went home. It was a very interesting day and very fun, I would like to do it again.
Posted by 25684 on 5/25/07; 11:45:02 AM
from the Shayla dept.