Rahway 5th Graders Prepare For Moon “Trip”

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Pictured is Roosevelt School's 5th grader Billie Kluse, the Communications Specialist. (Photo courtesy of Roosevelt School)

Pictured is Roosevelt School's 5th grader Billie Kluse, the Communications Specialist. (Photo courtesy of Roosevelt School)

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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