On the third full day of APEC AYSF, I had the "Local Wisdom: Banana” activity. This involved splitting into small groups and building a contraption out of banana fibres that filtered sea water and oil. Originally, my group tried rotating a jar like a centrifuge so as to separate the oil and water centrifugally, but this plan didn’t turn out so well. Read more
On the second full day of the 4th APEC Youth Science Festival, Minuoja had the activity “Atomic Energy”, and I had the activity “Water Rocket”. I learned some tips on how to effectively build rockets to be stable and aerodynamic. These included having a heavy nose on the rocket so that it brings the centre of mass forward, and having fins on the back so that it will stay stable. Read more
On the first day of the 4th APEC Youth Science Festival, we attended the Opening Ceremonies. After being served some delicious refreshments, we sat down and watched a few opening lectures from prominent scientists and science educators from around the world.
When we finally arrived in Bangkok, it was evening and starting to get dark, but we were still able to distinguish Thailand's landscape through the car windows.
Today, I'm so happy because I am leaving in the afternoon for Thailand with Valérie, our chaperone, who is actually the director of Les Scientifines, a program I am a member of in Montréal.
Team Canada’s experience at MILSET ESI 2011 in Bratislava, Slovakia this past week was absolutely phenomenal! It is difficult for us to sum up our adventure and to truly express our feelings about it. There are numerous highlights, memories, adventures, photos, and conversations we will never forget. Read more
We were awake at 5:00 am to finish packing and to catch the bus at 6:00 am. We arrived at the airport at 7:00 am, and now, at 9:00 am, are sitting in the departure lounge. We said goodbye to Stephanie who is travelling with her family. Dave has been collecting all the pictures taken by everybody, and currently has more than 16 Gb of data. Eventually he will post these on Flickr.
This was Tour Day. We all went to Chateau Červený Kameň, which is about a one hour bus ride from our residence. There has been a castle and large estate here for hundreds of years. It is now owned by the state, and a great deal of restoration has occurred since 1945. Read more
In the morning and afternoon, we went on one of eight fun trips which we had selected prior to arriving in Bratislava. The largest number of people went to Castle Devin and the Waterworks Museum. Castle Devin was well worth the visit. Others went to Kia Motors, Slovnaft, Bratislava Castle, Batov Channel, Power Plant Jaslovske Bohunice, Lipot thermal baths, Castke Lednice and Cave Driny. Read more
Day four of MILSET ESI 2011 got off to an early start with the upcoming Cultural Evening on everybody’s mind. After breakfast and a quick meeting at the convention center, everything except the choreography had been decided on and the Canadian delegation proceeded to the exhibit hall. The next eight hours were spent explaining the projects to others and exploring the world of ideas presented. Read more