Posted by Laurie Sullivan at 1/9/2010 9:00:00 AM
We were forewarned that the videoconference “may actually make your students laugh when WALL-E tries to help tell NASA’s story!” And laugh we did! We also learned a lot and were able to ask many questions. Following are some of the topics we discussed with Mr. Keating and WALL-E at Goddard Space Flight Center:
· Astronaut Spacesuit
· Space Shuttle
· NASA Scientists and Engineers
· Earth, Sun, Moon
· Frozen water at the Poles of Earth and the Moon
· Topographic Mapping
· Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
· Lunar Crater and Observation Sensing Satellite (LCROSS)
· A girl in our school may grow up to be the first woman to walk on the moon. Work hard in school!
Each videoconference was a little different, depending on the questions posed by the students. Mrs. Donovan and Mrs. Vazquez’ classes will videoconference next week. Mr. Keating challenged each student to design a satellite on paper and tell what your satellite will do. Give your design to your teacher, who will pass the designs on to Mrs. Sullivan. Mrs. Sullivan will send your work to NASA Goddard and in return, Goddard will send NASA items for your classroom! Click here for photos and videos from the videoconferences for all five 2nd Grade Classes (will be updated as the videoconferences occur).