Allapattah K8 students explore space

First grade students at Allapattah Flats  K8  launch into the study of the sky with a visit to the Hallstrom Planetarium!  Students were able to explore Earth’s place in space by learning about gravity, the Milky Way galaxy, stars, the solar system and Earth.  The students had an engaging time seeing the real-world example of the night and day sky. They saw that the number of stars in the sky was too numerous to count.  They realized that stars are not scattered evenly in the sky and that there are great distances between Earth and other space objects.  The students are eager to take this knowledge back to their classroom and continue learning about the sky around them. Pictured, back row from left, are Jaydin White, Justin Meyer, Jimmy Fanning, Nicole Coons, Ariana Lenoir, Kailee Brouse. Kneeling in front is Conner Henderson.