Today we had another little adventure this time we went to the ucsd library and one of the labs there. This morning we all came in to class wanting to go some where, but we weren’t sure where, because the fifth and sixth graders are away at camp. Rob had mentioned that we could go to the ucsd library to research for or projects. We are studying the sumerians of Mesopotamia and the planets so we thought we could go and research. So today we thought we would go, but know one had really done any planing. The night before I done a little planing I contacted lisa and I looked up bus schedules, but other then that we had not really done anything. We hadn’t really thought about how much it would cost or what time.
So first we had to get the money for the bus two twenty-five each way.Sherif and Taelon went to the office to get the exact change we needed.Then I looked up the the bus times again.We where going to meet lisa at the library. We walked to the bus station and waited like five minutes for the bus. Once the bus came we all boarded, then we took it up to ucsd, but once we where on we had know idea what bus stop to gets off . So at one point sherif told us to get off so we did. Then we kind of stood there till some one said that they had been told to get off at the next bus stop. So I suggested that we follow the bus to the next bus stop so we did then we looked at the bus map for awhile looking for the library. Finally this really nice women told us that we just had to walk down a little.
Finally we got down to the library. It’s so cool it looks like some sort of weird space ship. I was talking to charmaine and carwai on how we thought is was built. We went in and asked the man at the front desk where we could find books on space. He told us to look in the science and engineering sections. once we got the it was really cool they had huge books on venus which is what i am studying. we spent about half an hour reading and taking notes it felt so weird actually writing we never do that. I found some really interesting facts about venus, but some of the books we way to complicated for us to under stand. I was reading this book and almost ever other word i had no idea what they were saying. Then we went up to the fifth flour where they have books about the sumerians. We found those books and then we sat down and took notes about the sumerian and what we read. I found so fascinating things, because online you can find lots of information about space, but you can’t find that many things about the sumerians of Mesopotamia. They are such a specific topic that there is not as much information online.
Then we walked to the anthology lab with lisa. On our way we ate lunch on the grass.After lunch we walked the rest of the way to lab. when we got to the lab i was surprised to see how small it was. the lab kind of looked like our studio small with lots of cabinets. Two women who work with lisa told us about what they do and what they look for. It was fascinating, we got to see two monkey brains. We also got to see really thin slices of a human brain.On our way back to school we were going to take the bus, but then we decided to walk back to school instead. All in all it was a really fun day.
Some of the things we could do better next time. When we plan another little adventure is make sure we have a good plan that does not mean we have to stick a really tight schedule, but we should at least know where to go,what bus to get on and know some bus times. Another thing is we should know why we are going there and what we plan to learn, but saying all that i did have a really good time on our little adventure.