Space Foundation Brings the Stars to Local Elementary Students
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 4, 2007) -- Last week, the Space Foundation’s education team conducted stargazing exercises for 75 6th grade students from Venetucci Elementary at Bear Trap Ranch. This fun and educational activity was part of an annual pre-school camp experience for the school’s 6th grade students and their teachers. Bryan DeBates, senior curriculum analyst and program developer for the Space Foundation, spoke to the students about telescopes, space, and the stars. In between rain and cloud cover, the students also had the opportunity to use a telescope to examine the moon and other bright objects in the night sky.
Pictured: Bryan DeBates demonstrates how to use the telescope for two Venetucci Elementary students.