Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Science Roadshow

The Science Roadshow

The clock ticked past nine and it was time to head to Tamaki College for the Science Roadshow. We headed out the door excited and ready for a fun time we lined up with class 2 and started our long walk to Tamaki College. Suddenly we stopped at the crossing in front of the school gates there was too much traffic going past so we decided to wait it out. With all the cars gone it was time to go inside the auditorium for the Science Roadshow. When we got up in front of the main doors to the auditorium a man stepped out and introduced us to the show but most  importantly himself. Shane walked us in and told us to take a seat in front of the smartboard. Then the other scientist came out and introduced themselves they us about how our body works and how the muscles work in pairs to make body parts go opposite directions.

Than he pulled out a slideshow of our senses and if we don't use them we can make dumb decisions. So we got a test dummy from the crowd for the experiment first he asked to put on a blindfold and he did so and then he placed two ordinary trays of fruit into our dummy’s hand but one wasn’t ordinary it had brains bones and body parts in it. Luckily the dummy chose the right tray of food. Than he put two pictures of a lion and a crocodile and then he chose the lion so after that suggestion it was time for the last suggestion but this one was a trick the other scientist put on a scary gorilla mask the gorilla put each of his hands in our test dummies hands and then he was commanded to take of the blindfold. When he did the big scary gorilla gave a big yell and our test dummy jumped in fear as he saw a big gorilla in front of his face.

After another short demonstration from the scientist about how much air we can hold in our lungs shane came out and asked us to be careful with the exhibits and leave them as they were before you touched it so the next person who comes along can try it. Up and down the mini air balloon went our heads racing as we tried to figure out how that mini balloon could float by heat and stay in one exact position. When we found out how it worked we started to think if any of the other exhibits were going just as much work. So we headed towards a small wooden pole and beside that pole were six metal bars with a round ball on the tip the trick was that we had to try and balance all six poles on the wooden pole. It was harder than it looked we had to try and figure out how one pole could balance with the other five sticking out of it. “Crash” was all you could hear we couldn’t find out how it worked so we gave up and headed up on the stage to check out the other exhibits.

Luckily those exhibits were not brain tickling they were about how science can be fun. Touching walking feeling and smelling we each used those four things to finish the exhibits on top of the stage. I spotted something on the side of my eye it was a exhibit in the hallway we walked out quietly to check it out me and a couple of boys crawled underneath the exhibit and as we stood up it was like we saw five reflections of ourselves. Sadly we saw another school lined up outside ready for their turn to see all the different experiments me and the boys all walked into the hall as everyone was seated ready to make our way back to school.

But then suddenly they announced that we were going to stay in our seats for one more show with the other school. They showed us how liquid nitrogen can blow a balloon from the outside. Our eyes widened as we saw something really unusual but then one of the scientist gave all the teachers ear muffs and the kids were told to block their ears. They pulled out a balloon with a paper tied to the bottom so they carefully lit the paper and moved out of harms way “BANG” the crowed amazed that a balloon can make such a loud noise. But then they pulled out another balloon but twice the size as the other one , we all covered our ears ready for another big bang.  “KABOOOM” the shock up and across our bodys everyone shook. We all let our hands off our ears and it was time to head back to school. Ready for the next lesson.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you enjoyed the Science Road Show Jabez. They had lots of activities for you to explore. I enjoyed the big explosion at the end too. Just as well we all blocked our ears. The chairs shook from the explosion too.


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