Saturday, March 26, 2011

An Ocean of Knowledge

My class watches a current events news show on Fridays. This particular segment dealt with the disaster in Japan. The reporter showed how a particular aircraft carrier was using water from the sea, through a sprinkler system, to hose down the ship. This happened next:

7th Grade Student: Mr. H, where do they get the water to run those sprinklers?

Mr. H: Well, they're in the ocean, so they probably suck it up from there.

7th Grade Student: But what do they do if the suck up all the water?

Mr. H: What?

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