Thursday, November 13, 2008

Virginia Beach, Jamestown and Williamsburg, Oh My!

by Carlye, Rachel, and Terrisha

On November 10, 2008 some of the 8th graders of Stuart Hobson Midlle School took a trip to Virginia Beach Aquarium, Jamestown, Williamsburg. First we went to the Aquarium. Taylour said that "the aquarium felt like a maze." When we first got there we saw a scuba diver feeding fish. We then went on to the sting-rays which we touched on their backs. Lastly we moved on to the most informative exhibit....SHARKS!! We looked at different sharks. One thing we learned is that a a sharks grip is 42,000 psi compared to my 20 psi. After lunch at McDonalds which Niiya said "Brought back childhood memories because of the playpen", we went to Jamestown. Jamestown would probably be our least liked destination. It was informal but not as fun. We then went Williamsburg. This was a night activity. We experienced first hand what it was like to be a soldier in the Revolutionary War. We also learned what role women played in Washington's army.

Terrisha, Rachel and, Carlye are 8th graders at Stuart-Hobson. They are 13 years old,and we are all friends.


Lorna said...

Hi there, Love your article. I'm a teacher and here's a math question that your article made me wonder about. How many times as powerful is the shark's bite than your own? Do you know?

dsadams said...

Sounds like you guys will have answers to people who ask "Why should we learn history?" You guys LIVE it! What great experiences!