Today we held our last videoconference for all of the teams to update each other on the hard work taking place. For Team Zaaga’igan, it was always a new setup for each videoconference. As fun as they were, and informative, the fact that this week’s conference was the last one lets us know that the end of our internship is in sight.
Afterward, we had our weekly challenge where we learn some facts about doing science. This week we did the “tube challenge.” Our mentor, Christa, created these tubes with strings attached to something on the inside of the tube, where we had to recreate models of the already prepared tubes. This was meant to incorporate all of the lessons we’ve learned so far: what science is, using our senses to gather data, working from limited information and disproving hypotheses. We split up into our lake teams and went to work. For Team Sandy Lake, Ida and I did our best at replicating the tube that we hypothesized contained rope and a large metal washer attached.