Friday, August 16, 2013

Jones PrimeTime Performs Musical to Teach Student Body About Science

Utilizing the performing arts to teach children about outer space and science, while having fun, was the objective as the  PrimeTime program at Jones Elementary School put on a production of the “Space School Musical” for the entire student body.

Approximately 75 PrimeTime students participated in the event on July 11 after practicing for several months. Megan Babcock is the site supervisor; her activity leader, Janelle Fejeran, was the director of the musical.

The Space School Musical is a program developed by NASA’s Discovery Program as part of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum movement in education across the United States. EDP Site Supervisors participated in this STEM training prior to the 2012-2013 school year and left the training with resources and activities that could be implemented in the Extended Day programs. .
This was the first time a SAY EDP site brought NASA’s Space School Musical to their school.