06 April, 2016

Project ‘Space capital on the Dnieper’

Today Window on America center Dnipropetrovsk staff and WOA’s American volunteer Mr. Jason were invited to the local high school No. 22 to presentations during the school’s “SPACE WEEK”.
The school events coincided with the observation of the Global Astronomy Month (April) and the International Day of Human Space Flight (April, 12).
The WOA staff has prepared for senior students a presentation and big screened YouTube videos in English about astronomy and the Solar system planets.
A custom-made quiz about space toponyms in Dnipropetrovsk was offered to the students. The children had to guess the names of Dnipropetrovsk streets that are connected with the topic “Space”. The eligible streets and buildings were named after planets, space objects, space heroes, space engineers, astronomic phenomena, etc. They had to tell where in Dnipropetrovsk one can provide space research and touch space equipment. A set of questions dealt with the space connected monuments located in Dnipropetrovsk. Besides the name of the monument the students had to explain to Mr. Jason what the monument symbolizes. Sometimes it was a tricky task.
The topic was illustrated with the NASA videos about the International Space Station (ISS), the Space food Industry and its influence on modern food technology.
The WOA’s presentation provided a lot of educational information in several subjects (physics, astronomy, literature, local history).
Number of participants – 135 persons.
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