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Ontario Science Museum May 26, 2006

Posted by Dylan in Canada.
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On Tuesday May 23rd we went to the Ontario Science Museum in Toronto

  • We went with a year 9 class from dads school
  • We travelled to Toronto on a yellow school bus- it took an hour

When we got there we went to KIDSPARK

  • Kidspark was a “hands on” area just for kids
  • We played on musical pipes, pretended to be in a recording studio, made ball slides, played shop, went on a whirly ride (like the teacup ride in disneyland), kept a ball in the air with a turbo air machine.

Then we went to the sport section

  • I rode a bobsled with dad and saw how fast and accurately i could throw a baseball
  • I found out how soft i could land when jumping from a height- i jumped 7.3 times my body weight
  • I balanced on a balance beam- I was good at that because I had done this in gymnastics at school
  • I went on a machine that measured how long you could balance for- I made 1.3 seconds- it was really hard
  • I tried to jump to reach a basketball hoop- I need to grow big time!!

After the sport section we went into a space lab to learn about the solar system and the stars in the northen hemisphere

  • We had been in a planetarium like this one in Madame Tussards in London
  • We looked through perspex squares to see a rainbow- light refraction
  • We learnt about the zodiac signs in the stars- we saw mums- the scorpio and the seven sisters- the Japanese call these stars The Subaru (like the car sign)

After that we went to the Communciation and Human body sections

  • we looked at the way other countries communicate
  • I wrote my name in Heirogliphics
  • I saw how babies are born- it looks painful (OOOOUCH!!)
  • There was a machine there that aged you 50 years- but the line was too long

The museum had a rainforest in the middle of it

Chloe and I had fun chasing virtual fish- projected onto the floor- if you touched one it would swim away- amazing!

At the end of the day we went to a chemistry presentation

  • Rob the scientist showed us experiments with liquid chemicals
  • He talked about chemical change- colour, smell, heat, light
  • He made things go bang
  • At the end he exploded a balloon
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