Nikiski North Star Elementary

Posted: Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Family space night will held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday. There will be no admission cost and baby-sitting will be provided for ages 1 through kindergarten. Door prizes, such as turkeys, gas cards, space books and blankets, will be given away every 15 minutes. Some of the planned activities are the Imaginarium Star Lab Dome, moon walking, space simulations and star balloon blowing. These and other space activities will be presented by the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai. The night is sponsored by the Challenger center, Title I, Title VII and the Boys and Girls Club.

School Bus to Space night will occur all week in grades first through sixth. Tamra Wear, flight director, will lead discussions on robotics, rocketry, living in space and light and light waves. Also, a scientist from the LNG plant will visit today. This week is a grand finale to the schoolwide space theme that began Oct. 6 with a visit from astronaut Bill Ophelien. Both events were sponsored by ConocoPhillips.

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