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23rd Sep, 2021

Moon rock and a piece of Mars on loan from NASA highlight science lesson with a difference

MINI space cadets were over the moon when they had a very different kind of science lesson.

Children at Warwick Preparatory School handled real samples of moon rock and hand-sized meteorites – including a 1.2billion-year-old piece of Mars.

The lunar samples were on loan from NASA, collected in the late 1960s and early 1970s during some of its first manned space missions to the moon.

Science head Karen Charl said: “It has been very exciting and a privilege to have these special materials in school. A tremendous amount of effort has gone into obtaining them on loan and it has enabled the pupils here to experience something totally unique.”

The loan was part of a month long series of space activities in the build up to a live link-up to the space station in April, when pupils will talk with the astronauts on board.

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