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Astronaut Scott Kelly to Speak at Sun Terrace Elementary School About Life in Space

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Astronaut Scott Kelly to Speak at Sun Terrace Elementary School About Life in Space

Astronaut will answer questions, show pictures in support of STEM emphasis at the school

 

WHAT:  Sun Terrace Elementary School, which emphasizes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), will hear Astronaut Scott Kelly talk about his space travels.

 

WHEN:  Thursday, January 26, 2017, 1:45 p.m.

 

WHERE:  Sun Terrace Elementary School, 2248 Floyd Lane, Concord

 

BACKGROUND:  

 

Astronaut Scott Kelly, who logged 520 days above the earth as a NASA astronaut, will speak at Sun Terrace Elementary School about his time in space.

 

Sun Terrace Elementary School emphasizes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects at the school in addition to teaching common core. STEM education gives students the skills they need to prepare them for the jobs of the future.

 

Through Project Lead The Way the school also has a STEM Lab, where students can practice hands-on learning and develop critical thinking skills. The Lab also allows students to combine science and innovation experimenting with different approaches to problem solving.

 

Mr. Kelly, a retired U.S. Navy Captain and a veteran of four space flights, will be showing pictures from his time in space and answering questions from students about his experiences.

 

“Captain Kelly's visit is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity for our students at Sun Terrace Elementary,” says Kristan Martin-Meyer, principal at Sun Terrace. “Our school has a strong focus on STEM education. This is an opportunity for them to see what a STEM career looks like and truly brings STEM to life for our students.”

 

Mr. Kelly will be speaking to the students at 1:45 p.m. in the multi-use room.

 

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Mt. Diablo Unified, located in Contra Costa County, is honored to serve approximately 32,000 students at one of more than 50 school sites in the cities of Clayton, Concord, Pleasant Hill; portions of Martinez, Pittsburg and Walnut Creek; and the unincorporated communities of Bay Point, Lafayette, and Pacheco. As part of a richly diverse community, MDUSD families represent numerous ethnic groups, speaking nearly 50 different languages and dialects. We are proud of our award-winning staff and extensive honors and recognitions for our innovative programs in Career Technical Education; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); extensive visual and performing arts programs; and rich foreign language and dual immersion offerings. MDUSD is also pleased to have launched its first middle college program, College Now, and is planning to open its first International Baccalaureate program in 2017. Extensive student support services help ensure an inclusive culture of excellence and achievement for all students to help them prepare for success in college, career, and life. Learn more at http://www.mdusd.org/.

Posted by: Debbie Maher Published:2/8/17
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