First we walked to New Town station. It looked quite old to me. Amelia and I sang a few songs while we waited for the train to arrive. When the train arrived we got a carriage each. On the way we passed four stations and two tunnels. I made a tick list on the way. Then we saw an orange and black building. We could just about see Beetham Tower standing there as if it was the tallest skyscraper in the world. We arrived at Piccadilly station. We got off the train. We went down two sets of stairs. Then we were at a tram station. The tram was there on the other side of the station. Then we could hear the tram coming on our side of the station. The tram had yellow spots on it, going from big to small. We got on the tram. Inside the tram was grey and yellow. There were some rubber monkey bars on the tram. After a bit, we arrived at Deansgate. On the way, we passed Piccadilly Gardens. At Deansgate, the Beetham tower was in sight. Near the Deansgate tram station was a hexagonal bridge. It had black poles on it. We walked down some steps and started walking. The Beetham Tower had two top floors of glass which it’s architect owns. The architect grew trees on the top two floors. The Beetham tower looked very tall. We walked past the entrance of Beetham tower.
Then we could see the MoSI. We walked up to the MoSI and went to the entrance. Mrs Broadley and Mrs Plant paid to enter the MoSI. Then we walked up one set of stairs. We then walked up another set of stairs. We put our coats and bags on some coat hangers. Then we walked down a corridor. Our guide opened a door and then we walked in. We all sat down. We were doing Circuit City! Often we shouted ‘Test it!’ Luke K came up and Ella came up, then everyone sang ‘Get on the bike’
Get on the bike,
Get on the bike,
Ella get on the bike,
Du du du…
The first invensiton was called the radio hat. Luke K put on the hat. Ella started pedalling the bike. The radio hat…. Well what did it do? It told the radio! Inside a dynamo is a magnet that spins round when a wheel connected to the dynamo spins. When the magnet spins it creates electricity. This electricity goes through a wire and powers what the wire is connected to.
Now the hair dryer, but first the meter. The meter tells you how many Watts you’re using. The hairdryer was brown. It was also very big. It was made of copper. Then we sung get on the bike again. Lily put on a wig, she looked like Einstein. The person on the bike started pedalling. The hairdryer turned on and blowed air on Lily. Next we did conductors and insulators. There was the materials:
Copper was a conductor. Cotton and rubber are insulators. Any metals are conductors.
Then there was the earth wire! Mrs Broadley tried on a strong belt. On the first try, Mrs Broadley got electrocuted! She started shaking as soon as two rows of purple lights turned on. The guide told the person on the bike to stop pedalling. We put the earth wire next to Mrs Broadley. The person on the bike started to pedal. Mrs Broadley didn’t shake! Instead, the rows of purple lights turned on and nothing else happened. The guide opened the door and took us back through the corridor. Next, we had lunch.
The guide opened the trolley with the letter I on it. Everyone got out their dinners and sat on the purple benches next to a purple table. We started eating lunch. After lunch we went to the experiment lab. At the experiment lab, the first thing we saw was a yellow, bland and white mini. It had an oval shaped thing attached to it. There was a black square shaped thing near it. And on the black thing there was a wheel that you could turn round. When someone turns the wheel, the oval thing will move round, lifting the mini with it. Tom L turned the wheel. The mini started moving upwards. Next we saw a recycling related thing. Next to it was a giant keyboard that looked like a computer. When someone stepped on that keyboard something to do with recycling would happen. Next was the shape related things. First, there was tennis balls that were attached in lines. Then there was something with shapes that you had to make a triangle with. There was something like this to do with shapes. This time you had to make a square. Then there was shape that could fit in a square, circle or triangle. There was also a toddler play thing. Then there was an orange planet that you could spin round. Then there was a selection of pipes. There was also a blue sponge bat. If you hit a pipe with the bat it makes a sound. The highest sound pipe is the grey pipe. The medium one is green. The lowest sound pipe is the dark blue. There is a stand with a song to play. If you bat the song with the sponge bat it will make a nice tune. Then there was a bicycle. If someone rides the bike, a light turns off and something creepy happens. You see through some glass and there is a creepy skeleton riding a bike in the same way you were riding. The skeleton was wearing a curly hair wig. The wig was pale and cream in colour. Everyone thought the skeleton was creepy. Then there were some footsteps on the floor. You had to follow them using glasses. Basically the glasses did not help! In fact, it made it harder to follow the footprints! Most people thought the experiment lab was the best part.
We walked down the steps. We could see Beetham tower from the steps. A bit that we didn’t see is the wool, cotton and rope section. Next we walked to the steam house. There was a special exhibition for us there. When we went in there was a red water wheel by the side of where we were standing. Then we walked to a steam engine. A guide told us all about it.