Sixth Grade Science has a new telescope - Literally!
MSN is the grateful recipient of a brand new refracting telescope thanks to
the efforts of Mr. Stephen Greene and the generosity of the Warren Astronomical
Society. Mr. Greene is the father of Michael Greene, a seventh grader in Mrs.
Bracken's science class. The telescope will be used in the sixth grade to
study lenses and light refraction and in the seventh grade to observe both
celestial and earthly objects. It comes equipped with a software package that
will help students locate interesting objects including faultlines on the
moon, cloud belts around Jupiter and even high resolution land formations.
Mr. Greene previously volunteered his time to give a presentation to Mrs.
Bracken's students. With a special telescope and filter students observed
solar activity and witnessed first hand the volatile condition of the center
of our solar system. Activities such as this bring real world science to the
classroom. The Warren Astronomical
Society meets the first Monday and third Thursday of each month. Adults and
children are welcome and no previous expertise is necessary. If you are looking
for a fun and educational activity to enjoy with your family contact the society
at http://www. boonhill.net/WAS/ or hotline 1-810-447-2424.reprinted with