Credit: Kidsday staff artist / Maven Martin, Wheatley Heights

My family and I took a trip up to Canada. We woke up at 4 a.m., and it took about 10 hours to drive there.

We went to the hotel to unpack our luggage, and my dad took a nap for an hour or two. That evening we crossed back to the New York side of Niagara Falls and we went on the boat Maid of the Mist. What made it so fun was that it went right underneath Niagara Falls. We had to wear ponchos, that’s how wet it was. On the top of the Falls were lights that made the water different colors like red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. It made it look like a rainbow in the water. It was truly a sight. You have to make this part of your adventure if you go to visit Niagara Falls. Their website is:

The next day we went to the mall, where I got a bookmark that had a picture of Niagara Falls on it. Then we went underneath Niagara Falls through tunnels. The view was amazing.

I am sure you have heard about global warming and how renewable energy can help stop global warming. Hydroelectric power plants near Niagara Falls are one example of renewable energy. Hydroelectric means it makes electricity from the flow of water. The prefix “hydro” means “water,” and as you know, electricity means power. So the power plants run off Niagara Falls, supplying power to homes, cities, cars, stores and trains.

There are lots of websites that can help you plan your trip, and you can start with this one:

Allison Krieb and Mike MacKenzie’s sixth-grade class, Longwood Middle School, Middle Island