One small step for man, one giant science leap for Attleborough High students

Attleborough High School and Sixth Form students got their hands on some moon rock as part of a hands on science project.

All the students were able to hold and study samples of moon rock brought back to earth by Apollo astronauts in the 1970s. The millions of years old samples, owned by NASA, were lent to the school by the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

Students enjoyed the opportunity to compare the various rocks from different areas of the moon, brought by separate Apollo missions.

Mick Snell, head of science faculty at Attleborough High School, said: 'We are always looking for opportunities like this to bring science to life and inspire students to consider science beyond their immediate environment. Students have found this chance to study lunar samples very thought provoking and this really increased their engagement in science lessons this week.'

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