SCHOOL: Joyner Elementary
GRADE LEVEL: 3rd
PROGRAM: Our Place in Space
INSTRUCTOR: Christine Martin
Scientist Christine’s Experience:
Space, some people call the last frontier, was the topic of today’s programs. The Junior Astronomers and I made a mini solar system, created constellations, designed sun dials, and even got to blast things into space (or at least we tried). Because of the wet conditions outside, even one lucky group got to make some Mars Snow!
Speaking of snow, the scientist have been busy working in the lab instead of being out in the classrooms. Due to this, a lot of flexible teachers had to rearrange their schedules to accommodate the scientists. Well, the teachers at Joyner Elementary were troopers! They helped the scientists and the Junior Astronomers by being hands on and participating during the whole program! I had one class where the three teachers worked together to make sure our Water Bottle Rocket Blast Offs were the best they could possibly be. I really do think one bottle almost broke out of the atmosphere. Seeing great team work and dedication like that reminds me how not just the students, but the teachers get out of our soaring programs. Thanks Joyner Teachers!
I am looking forward to the next time I get to visit Joyner and share more scientific experiments with them. Until then, watch the skies!