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24 November 2014 / Moon rocks land at Truro High

While trips to the moon may be something most of us can only dream of, students at Truro High School for Girls have been enjoying parts of the satellite coming to them instead.

An exhibition featuring real Moon Rocks has been held at the school in a partnership project with Roseland Observatory, courtesy of NASA. Exhibits included moon and meteorite samples which the students were able to handle as well as explore under the microscope. There were also displays with topics from how meteorites killed the dinosaurs to where moon landings took place. 

Youngsters from Kea and Cusgarne Primary Schools, Bosvigo Primary School, Tregols Primary School and Archbishop Benson School all came to see the exhibition before taking part in a series of hands-on experiements led by Truro High Science Department. 

Year 7 Truro High student Sage Newby-Jelliffe said: “It was really cool to think that now when I look up at the moon, I have seen what is actually up there. I didn’t realise there were so many different colours of rock. When you see the moon you just think of white and grey, but today we saw such a large range of colour. There’s a lot more to it than what you see up in the sky.”


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