The Grade 2 Sense Exhibition took place yesterday. One group had displayed two piles of ‘mystery white powder’. Everyone thought it was flour and sugar at first sight. By using their other senses: touch, smell and taste, they quickly realised that it was a trick and that the two piles were actually made of baby powder and powdered sugar.
“Look, I have a hole in my hand!” said Achille. Achille did not actually have a hole in his hand but was just experiencing one of several optical illusions, demonstrating how our brain and eyes work together – or do not. To explore sight further, some students were even able to find an ‘ABC’ book in braille in the ES Library. How do you think “Kangaroo” spells in braille?
What a fun and successful exhibition for our Grade 2 students. They now will be taking part in the experiments concocted by the younger students of Grade 1.