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Solar System Ambassador Visits Scotland Elementary School

Scotland Elementary 5th graders welcomed Mr. Chad Lower to help them solidify their understanding of their science unit covering space science. Mr. Lower is a NASA Solar System Ambassador, which gives him the expertise and ability to share the science and excitement of NASA’s space exploration missions and discoveries with our community.

Mr. Lower focused heavily on Earth’s orbits and the observable patterns we experience, such as day and night, length and direction of shadows, and the different positions of the sun, moon, and stars in relation to Earth. He even used a basketball, softball, and string to demonstrate a scaled model of the size of and distance from Earth to the moon. The students were thoroughly engaged and were able to deepen their knowledge of this unit.