Sunday, February 5, 2012

Middle School Latin Club Field Trip

On Thursday, January 19th,eighteen students from the Ottoson Latin Club took a field trip to the Museum of Science to see the special Pompeii exhibit. Students saw a presentation about the science behind the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD which caused the destruction of Pompeii . In the Pompeii exhibit itself, students observed authentic artifacts from the excavation of Pompeii, ranging from carbonized bread to wall paintings to gold jewelry. Students got an up close view of some plaster casts of humans and animals from Pompeii, which capture those humans and animals at the exact moment of their death. Students also had the opportunity to explore the science of archaeology, specifically what methods and processes archaeologists use to make sense of the ancient artifacts in order to determine new understandings about the past. It was a very exciting and educational day for all who attended!

6th and 7th grade girls are mesmerized by the Audiokinetic Sculpture.

Two 7th grade girls smile for the camera.

A student observes and ponders the plaster cast of a dog at the Pompeii exhibit.

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