Porridge & Play Cranhill learn all about Spaghettification!
Thursday 2nd June
‘I loved that we had a day out, usually I wouldn’t be able to do things like this on a bank holiday, it’s so much money but now my children can be like other children and get a whole experience.’ – Mum, Picnic & Play Cranhill
Can you see it? You can! The Cranhill Porridge & Play pals looked down through a window in space at the Glasgow Science Centre and met a Lost Space Traveller!
The Lost Space Traveller came from the darkest depths of space, ready to join us on our adventure with Sally and Sheena! But who was this wanderer of planets? We’ll take you back to the beginning.
Our adventure started with the discovery of a lift! But this wasn’t just any old lift, of course not! With Licketyspit and the power of our imaginations, even an ordinary lift can become a grand adventure.
‘Magic Lift, Magic Lift, take us where we want to go! Magic Lift, Magic Lift take us where we want to goooooooooooooooooo!’
The doors of the lift opened into the vastness of space, we could see planets and stars and lots of odd things. We had to space walk, with the Lost Space Traveller leading the way helping us make big steps in our moon boots. We looked down from a window in a spaceship onto Scotland, and marvelled at our height. Then the Lost Space Traveller held up a hand and said,
‘Look! Look at all the wonders of the universe! But do you know what I find the most fascinating?! Why this black hole. Let me explain!’
The Lost Space Traveller had us all gather around, taking a white ping pong ball and showing us how it goes around and around, spinning faster and faster into the black hole. As the ping pong ball reached the centre, the Lost Space Traveller showed us how it got super duper fast. Sooooo fast it became long and thin like a piece of spaghetti. This is called SPAGHETTIFICATION!!
Can you do it too? We spun around with our arms above our head and were sucked into another dimension!!
We came across and strange room that made us feel all dizzy. The Whacky Salon messed with your inner ear, making you feel all wobbly!!
‘It was my favourite part, the sliding room!’ – Shiva
‘I loved sliding around and exploring, I’ve never laughed so hard!’ – Genesis
‘I went in and then I just tilted and before I knew it I was on the floor laughing and laughing and laughing!’ – Ryan
Funky Chicken Fact:
When you spin around and stop, the reason you feel dizzy is because the fluid in your inner ear continues to slosh around for awhile, giving your brain the idea that you’re still spinning even when you aren’t. When the fluid stops moving, the dizziness goes away.
‘Another dimension’ is a phrase we use in stories to describe a universe that is “next” to our own, which requires magic or powerful technology to travel to and from!
We managed to all help one another and get to safety outside the Whacky Salon, we met our Lost Space Traveller again who helped us back to our Magic Lift. It was time to take it back to the Bothy to have a lovely picnic and do some Reflective Drawing.
What a day of exploration!!!!
Blog by Rhianne, Ruby, Taz, Andre, Sally, Sheena and Porridge & Play Cranhill