Monday, June 20, 2011

A Scientific Experience!

Yesterday was a great oppurtunity, an oppurtunity to learn lot's of cool and awesome things about SCIENCE!!! Being able to watch people create fire right in front of you is surely fantastic for anyone to experience!!!

On this day Tamaki College were holding a spectacular Science Roadshow. Schools from around the community were able to watch,experience and certainly enjoy! My class were one of the last classes to visit the roadshow. We were seated in the schools auditorium and began to watch. In this session we are talking about temprature. A woman talked to us about how it can change and transform throughout time. Showing us cool experiments such as burning holes through thick pieces of steel and using the oxygen around us to create massive amounts of fire was certainly one of my highlights!

After giving us a cool presentation we were able to check out some cool exhibits and inventions. One of my favourite exhibits that I had a go with was an instrument called the therimin. When playing this instrument you have to use one hand to control the volume and the other hand to control the pitch of the sound. It was fascinatinating to play on and listen to such a wonderful instrument. Another one of the exhibit that I tried out was the metal detector. In this exhibit you were able to put a few metal spoons into a big sand pit and you were able to search for them with your metal detector. I had lots of fun while doing that activity as was enjoyable enough to be on the "Highlight List"!!!

After looking around and exploring some cool exhibits the presenters called us back in for another explanation.They told us about how amazing our body is. They told us about us humans sense of smell, our eye vision and how our ears work. One amazing fact that from the 2nd presentation was that our eyes actually pick the the images that we see up side down and our brain flips it back the right way up!

Being part of that experience was that experience made it one of the coolest experience made it one of the coolest experiences that I have had. will certainly consider taking science when I get to college!!!

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