After comparing and contrasting themes in non-fiction astronomy articles and those within the movie “Interstellar,” curiosity sparked and students began asking more in-depth questions, prompting Ms. Wilson to reach out Commander Jones. The conference began with a 15minute video tour from Astronaut Terry Virts, also known as Astro Terry (@astro_terry) through social media platforms, of the International Space Station. Followed by a student-lead question and answer session with Commander Jones. “This was an amazing classroom adventure for both staff and students!” says Principal Karen Hastings.
We couldn’t be more excited for the students that were able to participate in this unique experience; opportunities like these have the potential to spark specials interests within students and can help shape their futures.