Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

May 9, 2013

Students study the International Space Station

Ashley Murray, Nichols Intermediate
Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE — Have you ever been to space? For most people, this is merely a dream. But for some people, this is a reality. Strapping themselves onto something when they sleep, applying toothpaste on a toothbrush a certain way, even eating and drinking differently is an everyday thing when in space.

The International Space Station (ISS) is an orbiting laboratory and construction site. It’s a permanent human outpost in space that houses astronauts from 16 different nations. With the help of the International Space station, astronauts creep closer and closer to discovering things never before thought possible.

Students at Nichols Intermediate are enjoying discovering the secrets of the things that lie beyond Earth. We are now creating models of different rooms of the ISS. These rooms include storage room, weight room, Planetarium, living quarters, research room and computer room. We create these rooms by cutting slits into used soda bottles, and by using anything and everything to fill the bottle according to our assigned room. We use all sorts of things including tin foil, modeling clay, play dough, plants and so much more!

I think this project was a great learning experience. I had so much fun working on this. Not only did I enjoy myself, I also learned a lot from this project. It was very interesting and exciting. I would definitely recommend anyone wanting to gain knowledge about the ISS to try this project. It was truly amazing.