Talk about out of this world ;) Our school had a wonderful opportunity last March to borrow and view lunar samples from NASA. It was all thanks to one of our wonderful and dedicated teachers Mr. Kevin Roberts, who teaches 4th grade. He applied for and arranged everything. Not only did all the students get to see actual pieces of the moon right in their classroom, Mr. Roberts graciously went around to every classroom and gave a presentation and explanation of the samples. It was incredible! Want to apply for this program for your school? Click on this link for more information: Lunar and Meteorite Disk Program. Here are a few pics from the presentation, I wish I had taken more!
Several hands-on pieces were passed around the room.
The well prepared Mr. Roberts with his fancy bulletin board and props.
My BTSA participating teacher Ms. Fennern and myself with the samples. (I highly recommend teachers becoming BTSA support providers - great experience!)
What I really liked about this program is that it was something the entire school could enjoy, not just one classroom. A once in a lifetime experience! AND, it all happened because of one teacher. At your school that teacher could be you! Thanks again Mr. Roberts!!!!
“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things. Not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” - John F. Kennedy