East Cobb Middle School’s “Out of This World” Field Trip

Sixth graders at East Cobb Middle School kicked off their new year in a way that was out of this world!

Led by East Cobb Middle School Science and ESOL Teacher, Shannon Ventresca, students experienced the educational adventure of a lifetime. One hundred and forty students and twenty chaperones traveled to Huntsville, AL for the opportunity to participate in various programs at the U. S. Space and Rocket Center.

Students trained like astronauts in the Multi-Axis Trainer and the Five Degrees of Freedom Chair. They built and launched Action-Reaction Rockets, were debriefed on the alignment of curriculum standards to the spaceflight program and STEM initiatives, and enjoyed a one-of-a-kind movie experience. Students and chaperones also spent the night in a bunker style setting that further exposed them to life in space.

This field trip provided connections to concepts and enduring understandings that no set of classroom walls could have provided. East Cobb Middle School may not be able to send students into space, but this experience propelled students to reach for the stars!


Tiffany Honore´, Director
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Delores Thompson, Supervisor
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Natalie Hutchins, Supervisor
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Contributing Author: Laura Franco, Academic Coach, Title I

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