The first exhibit the students visited was “Energy City”. This exhibit taught the students about solar panels, wind turbines, hydropower, fuel cells and biomass products. The students’ favorite part of this exhibit was playing the energy-saving pinball game. Other students were also able to see how different “energy savings behaviors” could save money for their family, the country and the earth!
Next, we traveled to the 3D theater to watch the showing of “3D Sun”. Here are some of the facts that students learned: “Earth has a magnetosphere that protects it from the sun’s blasts” (Joshua and Jared), “The Sun has many explosions” (Dylan), “The Sun has a mass injection every 11 years, which creates a tiny hole in the Earth’s magnetosphere” (Mia). Many students stated that the 3D movie was their favorite part of the trip!
Following the movie, we visited three different exhibits. First, we went to the “Ends of the Earth: From Polar Bears to Penguins”. This is the newest addition to the science center. The students were able to travel from one end of the globe to the other and explore the worlds of the Arctic and Antarctic. Their favorite part of this exhibit seemed to be the penguin slide!