Chesapeake Academy Students Fly High With Nasa Programs

Neighbors

April 24, 1997|By Joni Guhne | Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

CHESAPEAKE ACADEMY teachers are noticing a lot of their students walking around with their heads in the clouds. It could be those aeronautical scientists and engineers showing up at school, filling the youngsters' heads with facts about outer space.

All of this is because Chesapeake Academy was selected to be part of a pilot program sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Science teacher Holli Quillin has included several NASA activities in her classroom. One helped her show second- and third-graders how to write their galactic addresses.

"We had maps all around the room," says Quillin. "The children located themselves in the classroom, in the community, in the county, in the state, all the way up to the Milky Way.

"They discovered that as we went farther away, they got smaller. They compared their relative size in the galaxy to a grain of sand on the beach."

A NASA scientist spoke to the children at an assembly about the second servicing mission for the Hubble Space Telescope, space suits, rockets and astronaut food.

"We learned how the astronauts eat," says third-grader Meredith Bishop. "There's no gravity in space so they can't set the table and eat like we do."

Bargain concerts

For longer than many of us have lived in Central County, the Anne Arundel Community Concert Association has provided affordable entertainment of the highest caliber.

This is the 46th year the association has offered bargain-priced concerts at Severna Park High School.

At $30 for adults and $10 for students for a season, you will enjoy a variety of performances.

The final presentation of the current season will be bass-baritone Arthur Woodley, whose appearance at 8 p.m. May 2 has been moved, because of a scheduling conflict, from Severna Park High School to Maryland Hall in Annapolis.

Single tickets will be available at the door, and new subscribers are invited to attend as a bonus.

Information: 410-647-6873 or 410-923-2678.

Pub Date: 4/24/97

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