Grade One Visits the ROM

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The Grade One field trip to the ROM (Royal Ontario museum) was full of wonder and excitement from start to finish! The students visited the planetarium and viewed the constellation, “Ursa Major” in the northern sky, while learning about its mythical stories. They also braved the dark and dingy bat cave, where these mysterious creatures of the night could be easily spotted. The cave featured more than 20 bat specimens and over 800 models. Another highlight for the students was the Discovery Gallery, consisting of themed and interactive areas of touchable artifacts and specimens. Here the students tried on costumes, dug for dinosaur bones, and examined specimens such as fossils and meteorites. Last but not the least, was the appeal of gigantic dinosaurs! The tour facilitators at the ROM did a wonderful job engaging students in conversations as we walked through various exhibits.

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