A workshop named “EVENING RENDEZVOUS WITH THE SKY” was conducted on 24th March 2018 by the Space Technology and Education Pvt. Ltd. at the Modern School, Faridabad for students of grade P1 to S3. The duration of the workshop was 150 minutes.
The workshop started around 5:30 P.M and went on till 8:00 P.M. On this final workshop of the session, the kids were accompanied by their parents and all of them very excitedly participated in it.
During the first half of this workshop, the kids and their parents had an interactive session with the educators, wherein, they were shown a movie on the life of an astronaut. Later on, they were given a presentation to make them understand the working and handling of a telescope. Some activities were also planned which were designed to ignite curiosity, impart knowledge about space and have fun while learning.
During the second half, the students learnt about our nearest celestial neighbor- LUNA (moon) and the planets of our solar system visible from Earth. They also played a game wherein, they identified various features of the Moon. They also understood the formation of Lunar features through a hands-on activity.
Students and the parents enjoyed observing the Saturn and the Moon through the telescope realizing that our Moon looks like a huge Swiss cheese .They were in awe to observe the craters on the Moon. They also had a sky tour and came to know about various constellations, bright stars and planets. The students were given the kit for hands on activities and at the end of the session they were given the participation certificates. The workshop was well appreciated by the parents, students, teachers and the school management and the students are eagerly looking forward to more such enriching and exciting sessions!