Each spring after studying about the Earth, sun, and moon, UHA’s 6th grade Earth science class takes off on a mission to the moon! Each student applies for a position such as communications, life support, navigation, and medical. They spend a week training for their position before the launch and even design a patch to represent the mission. Once trained, they travel to the Challenger Learning Center in Paducah where they work in simulators representing mission control and a space vehicle heading toward the moon.
Every school who visits the CLC during the year chooses their best mission patch and submits it to the director. The top twelve are then chosen to be featured on the CLC’s calendar. Maggie Unfried’s design was selected for the 2016 calendar. We are proud of Maggie as well as all of our middle school students’ talents in science, technology, and the arts!