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Event ID:  309
Contact Name:  Jeffrey Leben
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Contact Phone:  914- 610-6892
Organization:  Yonkers Public School Five
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Dates:  4th October 2007 to 22nd October 2007
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Type:  School
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Country:  United States
State/Province:  NY
City:  Yonkers
Location:  School classrooms, school playground.
Event Name:  The Space Race
Event Description:  In Science: Students will be engaged in constructing and launching model rockets made from 2 liter soft drink bottles. Students will study the physical science relating to energy and motion and explain how they could make their model rockets run more effectively utilizuing water and air. In Literacy: Students will watch the movie 'October Sky' and do a character immersion, writing as though they were one of the major characters in the movie. In Social Studies: Students will research and report on the 'space race' during the period 1955 through 1970. In Mathematics: Students will independently devise a method to measure the time necessary to travel to series of stars and planets.
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Report on the Results:  Students completed building their rockets and launched in the school yard on October 22. Entire school (grades PK through 7) as well as faculty, staff, and interested parents watched. Social Studies: Students prepared reports on major American and Soviet participants and vehicles in the Space Race and presented them orally to the 7th grade. In Mathematics students learned measurement using light years and applied their knowledge to calculate distance globally and in space. Event was covered by press and appeared in regional newspaper (The Journal News) and reported by local cable network (News 12 Westchester).
Attendance:  500
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Media Impressions:  100000
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