Welcome to Snoops and Week 1's discussion, Snoopers!  

We will chatting and sharing lots of our ideas in these discussions throughout the next four weeks. 

We've got a mystery to solve and it's a puzzling one. I'd love to help but I'm having trouble getting my van parked. So...it will be up to all of you to do the snooping. 


Today, you are asked to talk about the show, The Haunting, and what you think is going on.  Tomorrow you will join back in this discussion and give your thoughts on another topic.

Click on the Enter Record button below.  Another form will show up. You will need to fill in your name and your thoughts on these questions. Check your spelling and then click on  the Submit Form button.  You will be taken back to the main page and you can see what you have said.  

Check back often to see what other Snoopers are saying. Feel free to join in as many times as you want.  Remember to be polite and to stay on topic however!

I'm looking forward to hearing your ideas!

Snooper's First Name:
Hailey
Snooper's thoughts:
I was suprised by who was haunting the theatre, I liked the black box trick. My sound devices worked good, and I liked doing them.
I think that the theatre will not be sold and that it will be fixed up and used for plays.
Snooper's First Name:
Ms. G
Snooper's thoughts:
Smoke and Mirrors has many illusions happening. Illusions, like many magic tricks , often use science. I hope you are having fun learning some cool things about light and sound science. You may learn how to create some illusions of your own.
Snooper's First Name:
Hailey
Snooper's thoughts:
The instrument I made was the kazoo-dle. It worked good, but I needed to blow really hard to make the sound come out. The harder I blew into the straw the higher the pitch was.
Snooper's First Name:
Hailey
Snooper's thoughts:
I think the scary face in the camera is Josephine. The clue that I think help to find who is doing the haunting was the string attached to the wand is what is being used to move the briefcase. I think an illusion is a trick that is used to make people think it is real. I think smoke and mirrors is called that because it is a trick that is being played with smoke and mirrors.
Snooper's First Name:
Ms. G.
Snooper's thoughts:
Science and experiments can be a lot of fun to do and share. Think about the things you are learning and how they might help solve the mystery.
Snooper's First Name:
Ms. G.
Snooper's thoughts:
Science and experiments can be a lot of fun to do and share. Think about how the things you are learning and how they might help solve the mystery.
Snooper's First Name:
Hailey
Snooper's thoughts:
I liked the magic trick with the candle the best. I learned that light reflects off objects.
Snooper's First Name:
Hailey
Snooper's thoughts:
I think that it is a person that is haunting the theatre.
Snooper's First Name:
Ms. G.
Snooper's thoughts:
Hi Hailey,
I hope you are enjoying the Smoke and Mirror activities so far. The first show had some mysterious things going on. What do you think is causing the haunting? I hope you can help solve the mystery!
Snooper's First Name:
Snooper's thoughts:
Snooper's First Name:
Ms.G
Snooper's thoughts:
Just a note to say welcome to the snoopers.
Snooper's First Name:
Olivia
Snooper's thoughts:
I don't believe in ghosts either. I don't think that the janitor is NOT a suspect after all.
Snooper's First Name:
Oivia
Snooper's thoughts:
Remember when I kept talking about Pauline the box office lady? I get her name mixed up, the box office lady's name is Joesiphine. I still think she is the prime suspect. I'm just watching part one again. I'm picking up on a lot of other clues, like the famous magicion and his black suitcase!
Snooper's First Name:
Quenton
Snooper's thoughts:
I think what's going on at the theatre, is someone is trying to scare the people into selling the theatre. I don't think the theatre is haunted, because there's no such thing as ghosts.
Snooper's First Name:
Olivia
Snooper's thoughts:
Tegan: Pauline is the box office lady. She doesn't want the theatre to sell. Who is Jaequline? If she is the girl who is deaf and uses sign language I don't think she is a suspect because she can't hear. Unless she can lip read or is faking being deaf,(I don't think she canor is). I think that the janitor also might be a suspect. Here is a list of some possible suspect I came up with:
1.Pauline
2.The janitor
Snooper's First Name:
EMmanuels
Snooper's thoughts:
I think these magic tricks are very scientific and all of them use the principles of light. Such as, the underwater candle trick wich uses reflection to create the illusion of the candle burning underwater.
Snooper's First Name:
Tegan
Snooper's thoughts:
When I wrote on Tuesday I made a mistake on a name I said Pauline instead of Josephine
PS Who is Pauline?
Snooper's First Name:
Tristan
Snooper's thoughts:
I think the janitor is doing it, because he has access.

He doesn't anybody to buy the theatre.
Snooper's First Name:
Tegan
Snooper's thoughts:
I liked trick #2 it was fun how the penny seemed to get bigger.
I watched the Haunting againe and noticed that when Nick triped on the stairs and fell on to the chair he moved it. Before he moved it the suitcase witch moved couldn't gp under the chair but Nick moved it so it could. I agree with Rosemary, that the guy who is going to buy the theatre and Nick are doing it together.
Snooper's First Name:
Emma
Snooper's thoughts:
I liked trick #1.It was neat the way the candle flame went through the glass.I couldn't do trick #2 because we didn't have a proper glass bowl.I did see the penny grow in size.
Snooper's First Name:
Rhys
Snooper's thoughts:
I liked the experiment with the candle. It kind of looked like a ghost. I learnt that light can reflect things and it can make it look like something has moved.
Snooper's First Name:
Victoria
Snooper's thoughts:
I liked trick two better because to me you could see results right away and it worked the first time. It was neat the way the light reflected through the glass then refracted in the water to show the image in the glass. I learned to understand more about refracting light today or how light bends.
Snooper's First Name:
Barnabas
Snooper's thoughts:
I could not do the first trick because I didn't have a pane of glass I saw in a book that's a bit like how photocopying works. The second trick was fun. Refraction through water makes objects look like they are in a different spot than they are. It is like trying to spear fish in water.
Snooper's First Name:
Riordan
Snooper's thoughts:
I like the 2nd trick the best i learned that things can reflect off of things so you can see them when you couldnt see them before
Snooper's First Name:
Rosemary
Snooper's thoughts:
I think the man who wants to buy is haunting so he can pay a lower price. He and Nick are in it together.
Snooper's First Name:
Ms. Gewertz
Snooper's thoughts:
Hi again, Snoopers. I am really enjoying reading your comments on the 'haunting' of the old theatre. The real estate man? Pauline? The janitor? Hmmm...

Today's questions are to do with your magic tricks...
Which one did you find most interesting? What did you learn about light by doing each of these tricks and/or experiments?
Let the rest of us know. Also, if you have any further thoughts on the show, after reading what the other Snoopers have said, add them as well.

Talk to you later.
Snooper's First Name:
Rhys H.
Snooper's thoughts:
I think someone doesn't want the theatre to be sold. They are making noises and making things move by themselves to scare people. I think it might be the box office lady.
Snooper's First Name:
Riordan
Snooper's thoughts:
I think it is Pauline because she knows her way around the place so she could have put a stero in the airfents and then play them really fast so they sound all messed up and she could have hid under the stage and put a metal object in the breifcase and then go under the stage with a megnet and crawl across the floor so the breifcase would move because of the metal inside it.
Snooper's First Name:
Emma
Snooper's thoughts:
I think Jacqueline is making the noises on a computer.Maybe she wants publicity so more people will come to the theatre.
Snooper's First Name:
Jordan
Snooper's thoughts:
I think somone is making the theatre look haunted to scare off any buyers.
I have enough information about who is not making the spooky noises but not enough to find out who is making the spooky noises.
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