Monday, December 1, 2014

Astronomy in the Classroom

Today I went to a school and worked with a science teacher as part of Project Astro to teach some astronomy related material to two classes of fifth graders.  Great kids to work with - really curious and smart as a whip.  They had all kinds of really good questions.  I talked about how telescopes worked - those with lenses, and those with mirrors.  They got to handle lenses and mirrors, and to look through one of my telescopes at a photograph of Saturn taped to the wall down the hall.  Then they had to write about what they saw.  It was such a rewarding day to be around such bright and interested children.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love that you volunteer your time and share your interests.