Students experience interactive space travel

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

 

Krista Testin, a space science outreach teacher from The Journey Museum in Rapid City, brought the museum’s traveling planetarium to the Laura Ingalls WilderElementary School Armory Jan 17-18.

 

Pre-school through high-school science students experienced interactive space travel through Testin’s presentation.

 

Testin brings the dome-shaped inflatable planetarium to South Dakota schools to teach students about Earth and our place in the solar system.

Students lie on the floor inside the dome and watch a video that gives the feeling of travelling through space.

 

The museum’s Journey into Space presentation is funded through an education grant from NASA.

 

Donna Palmlund

Staff Writer

The De Smet News

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