Our GCP Poland group began our last day in Poland at Copernicus Science Museum in Warsaw. This museum is totally hands-on. We enjoyed watching the children interact with their parents and I also enjoyed watching my students interacting with the exhibits.
In one exhibit, we were challenged to balance common kitchen items on the head of a nail. I was able to balance four kitchen items at once! Other highlights of our day included watching a protest march. The Polish people are interested in freedom of choice and they are concerned about racial discrimination. When we met our guide later in the afternoon, she told us that the Polish people are worried about the current government changing the constitution…something related to voting laws. We viewed the city from the roof of the highest building, and walked through city gardens dedicated to Chopin to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. When we toured Old Town, we saw a church where Chopin’s heart is kept in an urn. We ended our day enjoying a piano recital entitled A Time for Chopin.