Grier Students Present Moon Rocks to Local 2nd Graders
Many Grier students had their first opportunity to see real pieces of the Moon when they viewed specimens collected from Apollo missions 14, 15, 16, and 17. Grier eighth graders learnied about the science of the moon rocks during their Earth Science class time. Additionally, their teacehr Mrs. Fernandes coordinated with the local Tyrone Area Elementary School to create a terrific volunteer opportunitie for seventeen Grier girls. Following her presentation to second grade classes, Mrs. Fernandes and the student volunteers led lunar-themed rocket experiments.
The second graders were happy to attend the event where they learned about scale of Earth and moon, features of the moon, the Apollo missions, and the future of space travel. Prior to the event, Mrs. Fernandes received specialized training from a NASA-Goddard scientist to become authorized to handle and display the priceless moon rock samples.