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Space School offers hands-on learning, time with astronauts

Space School offers hands-on learning, time with astronauts

Featured in the Florida Today on January 17, 2016

It’s a good time to be a fifth grader at Apollo Elementary.

Instead of a traditional classroom, filled with desks and chairs, students from the Titusville school do their assignments in front of the Hubble Space Telescope the actual space shuttle Atlantis.

“It takes nothing to keep their attention,” said Beth Faulkner, a science teacher from Apollo Elementary, as her students worked on a math assignment.

The students were studying at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex as part of a program called “Space School.” It’s a brand new 16-day venture that the district introduced this year. Apollo Elementary fifth graders are piloting the program, which KSC officials hope will eventually be open to all Brevard elementary schools.

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