Welcome to the Headmaster's Blog where you'll find updates, thoughts, and events regarding Saint David's School, the education of boys, and other items of interest. This is by no means meant to be a complete account of all that happens at Saint David's. Please refer to the school's website for more complete details -- it's more a Headmaster's musings.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Flying Through Space from the Comfort of School
Saint David's School became its own planetarium last Friday when sixth graders, through our school's collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History, had the incredible opportunity to fly through space from the comfort of school!
Our AMNH educator, Mr. Evan Ramm, brought the Hayden Planetarium's Uni View software to school for the boys to use as they develop topics of study and research questions in astronomy, which will become the subjects of their very own Planetarium space shows.
The boys used the Planetarium software to ensure that their interests could be visualized and be the basis for their flights through space. They explored their questions through databases and websites like NASA and JPL, to deepen their understanding and research their chosen topics.
The next step in this exciting interdisciplinary Digital Universe unit of study will occur in English class as the boys create their storyboards and write scripts for their upcoming presentations.