CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA – SparkPoint Innovations had a great time bringing Orbit Earth Expo to the students of C.C. Griffin Middle School.
Misty had a blast teaching the 6th graders astronomy in a BIG way! 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 today! Thanks to the students for model behavior and the teachers for your help! A special thanks to Ms. Hendley for organizing the day! We can’t wait to see you again in the future.