On Thursday May 9, the kindergarten class of Mme Simone and the grade 2 classes of Mme Jacinthe, and Mme Halowaty, along with some parent volunteers, headed to Science World for several hours of unique and hands on science education. In the morning, the students headed up the long ramp to the OMNIMAX theatre at the top of the dome where they were treated to a presentation, in French, about insects. This prepped them for the subsequent film (also in French) about the life of several insects in a rainforest. As huge images of insects and non-insects including millipedes, praying mantises, spiders, beetles and butterflies filled the giant screen, students got a sense of the wonder, complexity, and dangers (the mantis ate the butterfly after all its efforts going from larva to butterfly) in the bug-eat-bug world.
The groups went to their own special activities after the movie, including a stop for lunch and some free time at the exhibits. Below are some photos of Mme Jacinthe's class in the structures lab, where they had to work in teams to build a geodesic dome that they could then briefly play in. They saw how using triangles and adding layers made it more stable (less wobbly).
Everyone had a great time, got to see and do cool things, and probably didn't even realize they were getting educated at the same time!
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