"The calm before the snow-storm" - Well hopefully lots of snow!
Today was an eventful and educational day. Our children have been excellent and commended everywhere they go for their excellent manners, obedience and great questions.
We are very proud of the way our students have managed themselves, shared with each other and cooperated throughout the trip.
We will endeavour to send lots of photos from the snowfields tomorrow.
Keep praying for us - in particular for lots of snow, safety as we travel and powerful growing opportunities for our young crew.
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Today was great for people to get some space information. We went to the Deep Space complex. We spent half of the day going there and learning about what is going on in exploration and the other planets. Then we had a look around at the Mars rover and a space suit and the 2015 Horizon Project to arrive near Pluto on the 14 July 2015 at 9.50pm EST. We also got a good view of the five satellite communication dishes talking to space craft. After all of that we had an amazing lunch.
Dad, Mum, Liz, Peter, Nae, Daniel and Stephen, I love you XXXOOXO please post an embarrassing comment. Phillip
The highlight of my day was the Canberra Deep Space Centre, where our guide (who programs satellites) explained about space and where some of the things like zip lock bags and roll ups had been used going to the moon. We also got to see what a space suit was made of and plenty of other things including the mission to Pluto with Voyager I that communicated with Earth by talking to some of the satellite radio dishes on the site.
Today at the Deep Space Centre it was pretty cool. We did stuff like looking at space suits and how the astronauts went to the moon. It was also interesting how they surveyed and gathered information on other planets such as the moon, Pluto and Ceres. They used robots to gather everything from all the planets except the moon.
Today we went to CSIRO Deep Space Centre. It was a long drive so we got to listen to music on the way, which was awesome. There were lots of things I didn’t know about space. The presenter was talking to us also showed us a video of what discoveries have been made recently in our solar system. We also had a challenge to find out who was the first woman on the moon. Then we had lunch outside in the sun.
The visit to Geoscience was so fun, we kind of did work and looked at rocks. There were some awesome priceless crystals and a lot more. We also got to see how much we were worth in gold. Also we learnt about earthquakes and seismographs. It’s actually pretty simple machines with wires underground that detect vibrations and these send it back to the machine and it records it down.
Today was very scientific, it all started off good. I think we learned something today, like I didn’t know there were bigger suns and more planets. My most favourite place today was CSIRO. It was fun and I liked the little activities and we all had a little laugh and lots of fun. We are about to go to and have dinner and go to bed and get ready for tomorrow. So today was a big science day.Zipporah.