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Sacred Heart visits Space Center


Sixth-graders from Sacred Heart Cathedral School recently visited the Challenger Center for Space Science Education in Chattanooga.

For one special day, the students became scientists and engineers, participating in the mission “Return to the Moon,” led by SHCS teacher Barbara Wachter. “This crew of astronauts will land on the surface of the moon to establish a permanent base with three goals: One – to establish an observation program to study Earth and Solar System bodies without interfering with the Earth’s atmosphere. Two – to test the feasibility of a self-sustaining, off-planet settlement, and three – to serve as a staging area for additional human exploration of our Solar System,” Wachter said.

Students were immersed in a realistic Mission control Space Station environment, manning the computer desks, wearing communication headsets, listening to messages on the loud speaker, receiving electronic messages and experiencing hands-on activities at science stations. The simulated program allowed students to work cooperatively through communication, problem solving and decision-making.

SHCS is a Diocesan, State and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredited parochial kindergarten through eighth-grade school in the Diocese of Knoxville, committed to living and teaching Gospel values.

 

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