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P4 Field Trip To BMKG written by Su Danni from grade 4

On 22 September 2016 8:00 the P4 students and teachers visited BMKG in Kemayoran for the IPC topic 'Active Planet' using two school cars. In the school car we played 'Coconut, coconut, coconut, crash!' and 'Can You Say Uhhh?', a game we learned in class. We saw the other school bus beside us, so we pretended to race against them and we won!!

When we arrived, we met Ms. Ririn. She took us to a meeting room and explained to us how natural disasters are formed. We all listened with our ears open and tried to answer as many questions as we could, so that we can try the earthquake simulator. After the explanation, Ms. Ririn took us to the earthquake simulator. We all wanted to try it, so Mr. Stefaan used an application on his phone to randomly choose groups of three students. When I got in the simulator it started with a little bit of shaking. Then it began to move harder. I felt excited and a little bit scared, but I still enjoyed it.

After all of us tried the simulator, we moved to another place. This time we went to a small garden with lots of equipment. Ms. Ririn told us how the evaporimeter works. There was also a thermometer that can measure the temperature of the water. And we also saw a thermometer that can measure how cold/hot the soil is.

Now Ms. Ririn took us to the scientist's lab. They have a machine to measure the pollution. The more pollution, the darker the filter. On the wall there were samples from all over Indonesia. We saw that Ancol has the most pollution, probably because it has many boats.

Wow!! So many seismographs! Hey, this one is so big! We were surprised that there were so many different ones. Ms. Ririn told us to sit down and we watched a video about the tsunami in Aceh. Then we went to the Satellite Data Center. Cool!! Is it from space? Ms. Ririn told us that they can connect to the satellite and know where the sea has dangerously high aves or where it is currently raining. There were so many computers in there. Everybody had like three computers. So big!!

Ah! So tired! It's time to go back to class. Bye, Ms. Ririn! See you! We learned not to make too much pollution. Sometimes riding a bicycle is better. It was a fun field trip!

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