At school, December has been a month of learning about the planets, stars, and light. We have watched a video of the Atlantis Space Shuttle launch in 1985, and hoped to see the new James Webb telescope launch into space. Unfortunately that has been delayed.
Just when we were filled with knowledge about the sky, we looked up last Friday evening on the playground to see a perfect arc. Perfect. It started against the full moon and ended on the opposite side of the sky. It was a contrail, but unlike any I have seen.
Children were ‘star struck’. Nothing is better than the real deal, looking up into the sky. What a fitting finale to our December unit of study. Eyes on STEM at its best.
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
– Carl Sagan-