Grade 4 visited the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum as part of the exit point to their MDL topic, ‘Existing, Endangered, Extinct’.
After the long bus journey in miserable weather, children were keen to stretch their legs and explore what the museum had to offer. They were treated to 3 floors of wonderful exhibitions and presentations, many of which were interactive. Students had the opportunity to partake in a multitude of activities ranging from cycling along a high rope to challenging robots in games!
Each group visited the ‘Animal World’ where students were able to gather more information about the animals they had been studying and to also meet life-sized versions of these creatures. We also attended a movie called ‘Australia’s Wild North’ in the impressive iMax Dome Theatre. During this presentation, students were introduced to fearsome crocodiles amongst other native species to this area.
Following lunch, there was a little more time to explore and most agreed that they would like to return another time to fully appreciate the displays available. It was a fantastic day and one that the Grade 4 students enjoyed immensely.
“My favourite part of our trip to the Science and Technology Museum was visiting the ‘Animal World’. Here, we got to see many different animals we studied during our MDL classes and I really enjoyed watching the fish swimming under the floor. I thought the 3D movie we watched about Australia’s Wild North was interesting but also scary. I was afraid of the crocodiles!” - Jeffery Shen, 4 Oak
"My favourite part of the trip was the rainforest because it had real animals and beautiful trees. The iMax movie was incredible! It made me feel like I was really in the mountains." - Dora Shen, 4 Yew
“We went to the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum for our school trip on December 6th. Our group was with Mr Conor and we played a lot of games. My favourite games were “technology robots” and “Our wonderful world.” My favourite part of the museum was “Animal World.” I would love to go back to see some other parts of the museum. I really enjoyed the trip.” - Ariel Zhao, 4 Cedar
“I really enjoyed the school trip and I learned about some things like crocodiles and other animals - I really liked the 3D movie. It was fun to walk around the rainforest area, it was quite hot. The formula one game was my favourite!” - Shawn Chen, 4 Willow
“The trip to the Science and Technology Museum was brilliant. Everyone who went really enjoyed it. Students in my group thought the ‘Light of Wisdom’ collection was the best and everybody got the experience of controlling scientific machines. I also loved the 4D Australian wildlife movie. It was realistic and seemed like a still rollercoaster. We had a really fun time.” - Daniel Zhou 4 Elm
“We marvelled when we discovered what the robots can do. They can draw, play piano, and dance... so many things! We learnt many amazing facts like why dinosaurs became extinct and when the first person walked on the earth. We all enjoyed that day, how fantastic for all of the students.” - Alessia An, 4 Blossom”