EAGAN, MINNESOTA – SparkPoint Innovations had a great time bringing Orbit Earth Expo to the students of Faithful Shepherd Catholic School!
Bonnie had a blast teaching 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! our favorite comment was when a second grader mentioned to Bonnie after the program that he was, “so happy you let Pluto play in the
solar system because Pluto is still good.” We agree! Pluto is still out there doing every thing he used to do, he’s just a little small and his orbit is a little different, so now he’s a dwarf planet. What a great observation!
Thanks for having us to your school today! We can’t wait to see you again in the future.