Our Solar Neighborhood

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As a follow-up to their solar system unit, the fourth-graders in Lauren McHale’s class at Winthrop Avenue School participated in NASA’s “Our Solar Neighborhood” video conference. During the video conference with NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, students exchanged information about the distinctive planets orbiting one massive star – the sun. They also learned about current NASA missions and how NASA uses the information from the missions to further the exploration of space. The conference was organized by technology assistant Carol Monaco.