Ms. Karla: "Tell me about a time you went on the MRT."
Abulkhair: "I went on the cable car and sit down there."
Ms. Karla: "Abulkhair has made me think of something. Lots of children have been on a cable car. Is there a difference between the cable car and the MRT?"
Siena: "The cable rides in the sky. The MRT goes under the ground."
Kili: "Why does it go under the ground?"
Siena: "Maybe it’s attached to the ground"
Grace: "We went on the MRT to our friend Caris’ house"
Julian: "I went on the MRT with my cousin. It’s supposed to be underground so they can go places quicker."
Abulkhair: "So nobody can mess it up."
Aubrey: "It’s in a tunnel. Because trains should be in tunnels."
Siena: "It can’t be on the road! Where would all the cars go?"
Grace: "The MRT is in the tunnels the MRT is not on the road because it is too long and can’t stop so the cars would bash into them."
William: "All the cars will crash and you need to fix your car and take a new one."
Abulkhair: "But if there was no traffic then the MRT could go on the road. When the traffic light is red you need to stop so you don't smash into the car."
Nora: "You have to have it underground because it doesn’t fit up there."
We also discussed what we thought the MRT would be like, completing one half of a thinking routine called 'I used to think . . . but now I think . . . ' by Harvard Project Zero.
Julian: “If you have too much energy.”
Grace: “You get some exercise.”
William: It’s longer”
Abulkhair: “Sometimes I exercise by playing stuck in the mud.”
Amira: "Maybe you want to look at the trees and the sky."
Ms. Karla: “Why might you choose to take the MRT?”
Grace: “It’s quicker and you can get places in time. Like if you’re late for school you can say, “I’ll take the MRT” and be really quick.”
Julian: “If you’re late to a party you can use the MRT.”