Glenview Adventist Academy students in Phoenix, Ariz., were taken on a flight to Mars on February 18, 2021. Grades 3-8 watched as the Mars Rover landed on the red planet. Since they are still in a virtual education format at Glenview, they were able to share the screen from the middle school science teacher’s computer. Faculty shared their enjoyment in seeing all of their students engaged in watching the historic event.
“There was such exuberance shown by the students during this time,” said Brian Allison, principal at GAA. “I loved scanning the Zoom pages to see all students watching intently. We shared with our students the wonders of technology and how God has given us this gift. At a time when we are unable to go on field trips, technology made it possible to attend a field trip to Mars.”
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P.S. Did You Know? According to mars.nasa.gov, the largest, most advanced rover NASA has sent to another world touched down on Mars on February 18, after a 203-day journey traversing 293 million miles (472 million kilometers). Confirmation of the successful touchdown was announced in mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California at 3:55 p.m. EST (12:55 p.m. PST).