Thursday, May 31, 2012

Cadets Travel to Museum of Science and Industry Thanks to Anonymous Alumnus

On Tuesday, May 22nd, Mrs. Newby, Mrs. Givens, Mr. Mykrantz, and Mrs. Ortmann braded the NATO traffic and set out with 15 science students for a 2 ½ hour trip to Chicago.  Their mission – The Museum of Science and Industry.

The day was filled with amazing science experiences.  Some of the exhibits included: All Aboard the Silver Streak, Coal Mine, Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle (much anticipated by Mrs. Givens), Earth Revealed, Farm Tech, Fast Forward…Inventing the Future, Genetics and the Baby Chick Hatchery, Henry Crown Space Center, Net World, Petroleum Planet, Science Storms, Ships through the Ages, The Great Train Story, Whispering Gallery, and YOU! The Experience.

One of the more popular and most anticipated was the U-505 Submarine Exhibit.  The U-505 is an actual German submarine that was used in WWII.  This submarine “terrorized the Atlantic Ocean and altered the outcome of WWII”.  It is now the only German submarine in the U.S. and serves as a memorial to the 55,000 American sailors that lost their lives during WWI and WWII.  The exhibit was fantastic!

Along with the fun of seeing all of the exhibits, the generous alumnus also treated all of the students and staff to a delicious lunch at the “Brain Food Courth” at the museum.  The food was great!

Overall, we had a great day!  This trip was the first for many and definitely memorable.  Thank you so much to the alumnus for making this possible!  Science Rules!

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