In keeping with the mission of BRDC to inspire curiosity and discovery, 12 students from Galax Middle school traveled to Winston Salem to visit the new Kaleideum North, formerly SciWorks. Kaleideum’s Planetarium was an excellent extension to the astronomy study for November. After viewing a show about stars and planets, they spent the remainder of the afternoon exploring the museum.
Physics, puzzles, natural history, health and music exhibits that filled the museum both entertained and challenged the students to think critically and explore hands-on. They ventured outside and viewed the otter and raccoon in their habitat and took turns whispering across a courtyard to see if they could be heard in the sound garden.
This was a great opportunity for the kids to get out of the classroom and expand their educational experience. Learning can be fun and it was evident in all our faces.