Division 4 visited the Burnaby Village Museum and participated in two educational programs – Business as Usual and Fairground Physics.
Business as Usual offered hands-on activities at the barbershop, general store, print shop, bank and blacksmith. We talked about how gender roles and technology changes affected the workplace by comparing our own community with one from the 1920s.
In Fairground Physics, we practiced scientific inquiry in fun ways, using principles of measurement, geometry, sound, and force to discover the inner workings of the 105-year-old carousel. Plus, we were able to ride the Carousel…twice!
“I learned that when I went on the ride if you were the outside you went faster and the inside it went a bit slower.”
“Something I learned from the Burnaby Village Museum is that the carousel was never touching the ground.”
“I learned that there is a type of force called centrifugal force that makes you go outward. If you’re on the outside you go faster but if you are on the inside you go slower.”
“I learned that there is so much stuff in our past and we don’t even know about it. I also learned that you have a lot of simple machines and complex machines to use to do simple things.”
“I learned that if you want to be a printer you have to be very focused because you might cut off your hand when you are working on the machine.”
“I learned how to make cans out of sheet metal. I also learned about centrifugal force.”
“I learned that back then in 1925 everything was done manually like the printer. You had to use your feet to get it to work.”
“My favourite memory was when we went on the carousel. I was scared at first, but then it turned out to be really fun.”
“My favourite memory was when I was pretending to get my beard cut because it was really funny.”
“My favourite memory was when we pushed the carousel, and saw the inside of the dog house in the carousel.”