The 5th and 6th grade students traveled to Huntsville on December 11 to participate in the Astrotrek Ultimate Experience at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. The group was busy from the very moment they got off the school bus. First, they went to ride the two outdoor simulators- the Space Shot and the G Force. Both of these allow you to feel what happens in a no gravity atmosphere. They got to see a hands on presentation about the Space Station and climb the Mars Wall. Students visited a new exhibit called Science Fiction, then went to the Imax theatre and watched a great movie about the possibility of visiting Mars. In the new Davidson building, where the building is literally built around a Saturn 5 rocket, the group learned about the history of rocketry. A highlight of the trip was building parachutes in the science lab and applying the concepts of force and drag learned in the classroom.

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