NEWNAN, GEORGIA – Welch Elementary students spent the day and a STEAM Night with Orbit Earth Expo, SparkPoint Innovations’ in-house astronomy experience.
We enjoyed teaching grades K-5 today in grade level programs throughout the day! Students were on the ball, solving mysteries of the solar system as they rotated and revolved the earth and moon models with ease.
Scale of the moon? Solved. Scale of the sun? No problem – but can you imagine if we were to bring the scale sized sun that would match Orb? No way! Wouldn’t begin to fit in your city, much less your school! It’s a much better idea to bring a marble to match our sun model.
We had some fun questions come up today! First, how DID we get that model into the gym? Secret: Orb is like a huge beach ball that we inflate for schools. When he’s deflated, he is about the size of a pillow! And a second question, how many earths would it take to fill up the sun? Answer? One million. Wow!
Thanks for having us to your school! We can’t wait to see you again in the future.