90 Boys from Sixth class at St Conan's Boys National School Bray attended Deirdre's talk. Image by David McGovern
An interactive PowerPoint presentation during which I asked the children questions that sought to engage and explore their knowledge of Art, Music, Science, and Geography.
The presentation showed the latest images from the many robotic explorers out there in our solar system.
We took a really close look at all the planets and detailed images of some exciting moons.
This talk also gave the children a view of Earth from space with an explaination of just how special our home in space is.
We figured out where Jupiter is in the night sky so all could find it later when they went home.
Part of this presentation included information on the International Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest .
The teachers and boys showed great interest in participating in this years contest.
The Cassini Mission was the center piece of the presentation , supporting outreach material was made available to the teachers from all three classes.
As this school had an interactive white board complete with sound system I took the opportunity to show What's Up for October 2010 to further enhance their knowledge of space missions and the night sky. What' s Up for October 2010 from Jane Houston Jones