As I have mentioned before, I work as a math tutor for junior high and high school students. Once a month we arrange a student-night and have a guest speaker come and do experiments with the kids, trying to get them more interested in science and physics.
This month we were visited by a very popular norwegian physicist named Andreas Wahl [see below], who put on a science show for us called ‘The Universe in 42 Minutes’.
He started of his show by explaining where the universe comes from, and that if we really think about it, ‘we’re all made from stardust’. By this time, I would guess that about 85-90% of the girls in the room had found their new crush. I would be lying if I said I didn’t find him fascinating myself.
After that, he did a bunch of fun little experiments, like getting a swim cap on with no muscle force by filling it with water, making two connected hearts by cutting to rings of paper without lifting the scissors, money that survives fire by dousing it in a mixture of alcohol and water, a potato launcher and a newer version of the tablecloth experiment.
All in all, it was a very entertaining show. If I wasn’t already interested in science and math, he would definitely be the one to convince me.
Last week I applied for a job as a math tutor for 8th graders and I found out I got it!
Now, most people might not think that this is a big deal. I mean come on, its not like some uber prestigous job.
But what you have to understand is I love love love math, and I love love love working with kids. I already get a scholarship of over 1000 dollars every month plus what I have saved from this summer, so I’m not exactly hurting for money.
Basically I’ll be doing 2 things I love and having a good time doing it.
Life is good.
Oh.my.goodness. Wednesday was the most I have laughed in a really long time. I had work at the little car track thingy until 19:30 and after that it was right down to the pizza restaurant in the zoo to eat pizza with the rest of my colleagues and play games afterwards. After we ate we played a bunch of different games to get to know eachother better, and relax. My favorite had to be “Monster and Peep-peep”.
For those of you who have no idea what that is. It a game where people stand in pairs and there is one monster and one peep-peep. The monsters job is to catch the peep-peep and they both have to make noises and hand movements and run around like that. There are rules about how you go from being the peep-peep to being safe, but its hard to explain them.
After we played the games, we took a couple rides on the rollercoaster/pendulum ride that we work at. That was A LOT of fun. Singing and dancing while flying through that air. After that we tried to see how many people we could fit into my bosses little car. We ended up with 15 which didn’t beat the record unfortunately. But it was a good try.
Here are some pictures from that night. I can’t wait until the next activity night. Hopefully it will be even better 😀
Even though I was done with my last exam on the 9th, today was my first real day of vacation and boy did I enjoy it. I slept til 10:30, which might not seem like a lot but when you’ve been waking up at 6:30 or earlier the past week and a half those 4 hours are precious. After I woke up I basically relaxed all day and played wii. It got a little boring since I was home alone, but my body got time to charge up again. Which is good considering my work schedule. I have 1 day off for the next week and a half or so. But I wouldn’t have it anyother way. I absolutely love my summer job at the zoo. My colleagues are uber fun, the kids are sooo cute and the parents are alright. Even when it rained I still enjoyed work. That’s not something everyone can say. Anyways, here are some pictures of the animals I pass when I walk to my various activities. There are a lot more animals in the zoo of course, which I will prolly take pictures of when I have another day off to visit the zoo for pleasure 😀 The quality isn’t too good cause they were taken with my cellphone, that doesn’t have zoom.