It was 50 years ago this year that mankind took a giant leap in science, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first set foot on the moon in 1969. Several of our Distance Education teachers were able to recall witnessing this televised event and how it impacted everyone at the time.

The recent anniversary of this monumental event ties in nicely with the Earth and Space Science units that many of our students are working on this term. This week, Year 5 DE students are busy making models of the solar system and researching terrestrial and gas plants for their assessment task. Meanwhile, last week our Year 7 students commenced their study of the different types of celestial bodies that are visible in the night sky.

At the end of this term, we hope to tie all of this research together, when we visit the NASA exhibit at the Queensland Museum. Students will also consolidate their understanding of space, when we hold our space themed STEM workshops next term.

Here at Groves we aim to educate our students for eternity. Through the study of science, we are reminded of the purposeful design of all God’s creation.

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of man that You visit him?
For You have made him a little lower than the angels,
And You have crowned him with glory and honour.
You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet.  Psalm 8:3-6 NKJV

Esther Pratt
Director of Distance Education