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LHS Students Explore Solar System During NASA Video Conference
Friday, December 11, 2015 -
For students in Christine Wood’s science class at Liverpool High School, learning doesn’t always come from a textbook.
The LHS students recently participated in an interactive lesson about the solar system with Lyle Tavernier, educational technology specialist for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Tavernier, a former teacher, connected with the students via video conference from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory located at the California Institute of Technology. During the lesson, he shared facts about each planet as well as recent photos from space, including those taken by the Curiosity Rover on Mars. The students even had the chance to ask questions, and many were curious about what life is like for astronauts living on the International Space Station.
Wood learned about the video conference from CNYRIC educational technology specialist Tim Patterson, who was one of the guest speakers during the Liverpool Central School District’s Professional Development Day on November 3. Patterson helped Wood coordinate the video conference with Tavernier.
Wood was excited to provide her students with this experience because science is a subject that is constantly evolving.
“We’re learning new things every day,” she said.