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The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

Space Rocks

Last week, our school received samples of rocks from space, provided by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

The samples contained different types of meteorites, rocks from the moon, and even glass made from sand when a meteorite crashed into the Earth (Libyan Glass Impactite). Using the booklets and information sheets, we were able to learn about the history and origins of each sample!

We used various equipment such as magnets and microscopes to examine the samples and understand what they are made up of.

This experience provided me and many other students an incredible opportunity to study astronomy in a hands on, practical way.

Thank you Science Department for organising this!

Natalia Kubica (Year 10)