The moon rocks have landed at the St. Johnsbury School. The NASA moon rocks are here to support the second-, fifth- and sixth-grade science curriculum.
Second grade is studying the changing shape and patterns of the moon along with understanding the Moon surface. Fifth and sixth graders are focusing on Sun, Moon and Earth and the relationship among them.
Sixth-grade literacy students are writing science fiction short stories supported by research from science class.
On Thursday, Jan. 10 from 6-7 p.m. the library and fifth- and sixth-grade students will sponsor a Moon Rock Night. The rocks will be available for public viewing, student short stories will be on display in the upper library, and Fairbanks Museum Science Educator, Bobby Farlice-Rubio, will give a lunar presentation. This program is open to the community.
Adding to the excitement of the Lunar Rocks, third-grade music classes are presenting a musical called, "Go Galileo!" This musical covers a broad range of different scientific concepts. From Sir Isaac Newton's Three Laws of Motion, to the Physics of Sound, to mourning Pluto's planetary status loss, all will be highly entertained and hopefully learn a little something too. The event takes place Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. at the St. Johnsbury School Auditorium.