Space Science in Kwigillingok

Originally uploaded by Andrea Pokrzywinski
The Kwig kids are exploring some exciting space science this month. Besides testing straw rockets, the kids are video conferencing with scientist from NASA. They are submitting a proposal to control the THEMIS satellite orbiting Mars. They also conferenced with scientist to share Mars habitats that they had built. Not bad for a small school in Alaska.

IMG_1058.JPGThe kids also got to hear a Yup’ik star expert talk about survival, navigating and predicting the weather by the stars. He also shared star stories. I only caught bits and pieces because he spoke mainly in Yup’ik. I am waiting to watch a translation soon.

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  1. I collected some information about making hovercrafts out of old CDs and balloons for the Girl Scouts. Included are concepts about air. Maybe a little rocket science.
    Girl Scout Hovercrafts

    It would be neat if they get to work with the satellite. Some of my neighbor kids are from Kwig.

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