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Mountains in Clouds

Day 5 (Middle East) of 2nd Session...

Today we started with a game of Baduk and the Coin. Then we went on a quest to find the Hamsa (a common Middle Eastern symbol used for protection) to defeat the "dark energy" (pollution, deforestation, etc) from harming Little Rose Nature School's forest. We also explored the Muslim story of Ka'aba in Mecca and why Muslims pray towards Mecca. We also discussed what a mosque is, heard a Call to Prayer and designed our own mosque silhouettes. We tried a middle eastern treat of dates with peanut butter and coconut.

We also went to the Dead Sea and learned why it is impossible to sink there. We then talked about scientists (from Switzerland and US) who have made an osmotic power generator to power houses and played with our very own salt powered car (the salt water allows the movement of the free magnesium electrons to create a current through the wire). We democratically voted to play more games in the art studio rather than go to the creek since it was still rainy outside.

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