They were so curious about everything, but spent most of the time saying hilarious things! Every 10 minutes or so someone would ask if I would get eaten by a shark, or I'd show them a piece of SCUBA gear, and they'd say, "What if a shark ate that?" I said sharks will really only eat you if you smell like blood and maybe look like a turtle. "You'd better not wear your ninja turtle costume under water!" one smartly said. I truly enjoyed my time with these students.
More great questions from this group are posted here.
P.S. After my visit, these amazing students built an underwater research house, complete with electricity! I want to go to school there! A lesson plan from NOAA ocean education for building an underwater habitat is here: Aquarius Technology: Building an Underwater Habitat. Enjoy!