The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year in October globally. It is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition.
Such an event could not be skipped by our students and they visited NASA facilities in Madrid!
There, they watched some short videos about what they do there and NASA’s missions, specifically the Insight mission on Mars. Then they made their own rocket and launched them!
However it wasn’t just a week. During October they were inquiring on Science class also to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the man on the moon.
They attended several interactives talks thanks to an Industrial Manager in Airbus, Gonzalo Gimeno, who explained why the footprint of Neil Armstrong on the moon’s surface will forever symbolize man’s vision to explore new planets and frontiers in space.
With this event on the calendar, our MYP students learned more about where we are in place and time, and how the world works. They increased their knowledge about explorations and migrations of humankind and the impact of scientific and technological advances on society.
They understood that tech-industry is continuously expanding and they will be part of it in the future!