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Monday, April 30, 2018

A call from the sea

Welcome back to Term 2! We hope you all had a great holiday, we sure did.  

Room 2 kicked started off the term with a video call from scientists on a ship called the Joides Resolution (you can check out their website here).  The Joides Resolution is a deep-sea drilling ship that has been out in what is called the Hikurangi subduction zone, 1km away from Gisborne.

Here is a picture of some of us talking with one of the ship's scientists - Aliki.  She was showing us some of the fossils that they study on the ship, she also showed us the Drill string, the labs and the lifeboats.  Unfortunately, we didn't get to see outside on the deck because the weather had been pretty rough and it was very slippery outside.

This term we will be conducting some of our own experiments just like the scientists on the Joides Resolution.

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