We noticed in old pictures of Singapore the area where Marina Bay was did not exist. It was all water! Then in a picture from the 1960's the land was there, but there was nothing built on it. We decided to draw or write our theories. Today we shared them with the class:
Adam: How it became land, I think they stick metal and put fake grass. In 2000 they Marina Bay.
Maybe they got a truck and got water and put sand.
Arywn: So this is Singapore before and now. There was an earthquake in Malaysia and it caused a tsunami. The tsunami broke the buildings and that became Marina Bay.
Aubrey: So this page is like there's land far away and they take it in boats and put it in the water. The second one is they bring it from other countries by plane. And the third one is quite similar, but instead of dropping it in the divers put it in.
My last one is it just grows from other countries.
Claire: What is Russia had a bad earthquake and some of the land broke and it came to Singapore and made Singapore happy?
This one is an airline dropping the land, but they dropped the land wrongly and it became wrong.
Emanie: I think some countries helped or they used a boat or they put soil and it got bigger and bigger.
Emma: They made water to drink and it comes from pipes. And there is a land that Marina Bay has. Connecting it makes water. They use it for Marina Bay.
Griff: This one was my first one. They got a jet plane and put the land into the water. Then in my second one the people were under water and digging it and blowing it up to the top. And then in this one, this guy is sucking up all the water. Then this one is digging it up and this guy is pushing the land down.
Johnny: So I thought that jets were pulling down wires to the ocean so they stepped down there. The wires also make the lights go on, electricity.
I think that Marina Bay was built with pipes under water to hold up Marina Bay. And the water from the pipe would travel and make a lake on top.
Keita: There was no land, and it was just water. And then in 1960 there was just trees. And now Marina Bay is there.
Lucy: I have quite a few theories. The first is they built pipes from the bottom of the ocean and built the land on top of the pipes. In the second one they got a team of helicopters to bring land to connect the land that had buildings on it. In the third one they got some helicopters to bring some land from a different country or city. The fourth one they piled up sand and when it was at the top of the ocean they built grass on it. The last one is buildings fell and the side of the building made the land, because it fell on the water.
Minzhe: This is my Earth. This is Singapore. Can everyone see? Here is America. This is China. And where does Singapore come from? Does anybody know? No, it comes from China. China and Japan had a war a long time ago. Some people couldn't fight and they came to Singapore. Then Singapore became a country.
Nora: I think they got things from the water, like dirt, crystals and other things. They connect them to make a material.
Teddy: First I think in the 1940's it was only water. Then they put the land by hand. Then in the 1950's when tractors were invented then they used them to put land. Then in the 1960's they put these giant things, cranes. Then in 2000 it was finished. They built Marina Bay Sands. Then there was the flower added.