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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Field Trip!

Yesterday, Tuesday April 20th we went on a science field trip to a planetarium. We had 2 guides the first guide talked about space and the first spacecrafts that were launched etc. The guide told us about pollo 11 the first spacecraft to ever land on the moon! Apollo 11 was launched on July 16th 1969. Apollo 11 was owned by United states

As the guide continued on he showed us the first satelite ever launched. It was called Sputnik ll and was launched in late november 1957. Sputnik ll had a animal launched in it by the name of Lakia. Sputnik ll was the size of about 5 bowling balls mashed together to create on huge bowling ball. The dog was taken to space to see if humans could actully space travel, however the poor animal died after a couple of hours due to overheating and stress and panic. Which then lead to many arguments over human space travel however as stated before there was an agreement to make the first space travel in 1969. As we continued walking through the planeterium/museum the guide was speaking in croatian as Mrs. Sprljan translated he spoke about the Apollo rocket they had a 3 meter model in their musem he said that it was ten times bigger and that the astronauts were on the very tip of the rocket and how when astronauts returned to earth they ussually landed on Land and not sea leading to some major injures, they needed to be carried out of the spacecraft. After the first guide finished presenting the satelites and spacecrafts we enterd this globe type of object were he presented the stars/the planets. Then we met up with the 2nd guide.

With the second guide we explored mining and the use of electircty against physical power. As a demonstration Where Holly ran in this huge hamster wheel and about 5 boys were ment to stop her. As we moved on we saw how there was a patern of development, how everyday things got simpler and simpler. Then We got to the old car engines and the guide demonstrated how some of the first cars used leavers to get the engine started he also mentioned how most people drove themselves over because they had their car left in 1st gear so it would just drive over them. Then we saw some other intresting things. But finally the mining part came he showed us how they made 12 year old boys work in mines because of the low hight of the mine. And also how they would have mules which would not sea day for their full lives. He introduced the diffrent tools such as pick-axes, shovels. And how the miners needed to work 8 hours a day with the exeption of sunday. He lead us into a artifical mine beneath the museum which was not high at all and most of us needed to crouch. We saw a two meter block of rock missing in part of the wall he explained to us how a miner needs to dig that much within 3 hours and how there was no talking and lunch was 30 minutes. The miners ussually watched for mice running because if they ran that ment danger aslo they carried candels in the mines to see what gasses were down there somtimes its would blow up everything and somtimes it would turn off. As the guide was taking us through the last part of the tour he said that there was water driping from the seelings and how there was dust everywhere and the sound of drills pierced your ears.
There is no Homework for Thursday however check on moodle for upcoming tests
The next scribe will be Ines


  1. Good job Jacob! I like how you included some extra information about Sputnik II. It's pretty cool that they sent a dog up! (: Funny that you mentioned me and the hamster wheel! You provided a lot of info in this post! However you could have been a bit more clear towards what the third picture is.
    Over all well done!!

  2. good wok Jacob, you had included quite a lot of information however you shouldn't have left so many spaces in between paragraphs and pictures and also you have copied twice the first youtube video links, otherwise good job.:)

  3. I can see that you really listened to what everyone had to say during the trip, as you have a lot of information and details about everything that happened and was said.
    On the other side, you should watch your spelling and sentence structure. A few commas and periods would be helpful. Pollo means chicken in Italian, so you wrote that the first spacecraft that landed on Moon was chicken 11. Also the name of the dog that was launched in space is not a misspelling of Rakia, but Laïka.
    Finally, I'd like to thank you for being so precise in describing the trip, as it reminded me how much fun it actually was :)

  4. This is a great account of the trip! It is very obvious that you listened and managed to recount all the informatioin in a very informative manner. Also, the youtube links are a great choice for this topic. One thing to improve on however, would be the layout because all the writing is bunched into large paragraphs which makes it a little hard to read. But, all in all, a wonderful job Jacob.


  5. I loved this article, Jacob. It was a very intreiguing article to read. I especially liked your photos and font color. I never knew there were dogs in Sputnik. I would suggest to add a few links to sites like or other astronomy links to learn about Sputnik more in depth. Great job overall; keep up the good work, dear.

    Tvoj broj one fruendin.

  6. Jacob - You have some great information about some of the things we saw on our tour and throughout the museum. Be careful with your spelling and grammar, as you have quite a few errors throughout your writing. Also, you didn't really cover the planetarium enough - a major focus of this trip, nor did you cover the the planet walk we did to see Earth, Mercury, the Sun, Venus and Mars. This was the main point of the trip. Plus, you needed to relate some of this information to real life, as that is the new requirement for blogging in the fourth quarter. I did like your color use and the links to youtube (although two of them are to the same site). Overall, not bad - Ms. D.