RAHWAY — On Wednesday, Jan. 18, Rahway’s fifth grade gifted and talented students visited Buehler Challenger & Science Center in Paramus. There, they took part in a “Return to the Moon Mission” simulation. The year is 2015. For the first time since 1972, a crew of astronauts are returning to the Moon–this time to stay. The goal of the “mission” was to establish a permanent base on the Moon.
Students were immersed in a realistic Mission Control and Space Station environment: computers consoles, communication headsets, continuous messages on the loud speakers, electronic messages, teammates they can only see on video monitors, emergency sounds and flashing lights, and hands-on activities at science stations. The simulation provided students with an authentic encounter with science and technology.
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