Year 5 student creates out-of-this-world model of a space station
Year 5 student Gayatri K. fashioned an ingenious model of NASA’s International Space Station (ISS) out of cardboard for her homework project, tying in with her recent lessons about astronauts. The model, housed in a shoe box, can be assembled and disassembled, and even features moving parts.
Gayatri also created an accompanying poem for the model, which can be read below:
The ISS took 10 years and more that 30 missions to create
It is enormous and weighs 460 tons, it’s not lightweight
The idea of a space station was once science imagination
It became clear in the 1940s that it is possible to make a space station
The main construction of the station was created in 13 years
Although the station will always evolve with the help of engineers
It serves as a home to many crews of astronauts
It is also a science laboratory where scientists research lots
The space station flies approximately 248 miles high with power
It circles the globe every 90 mins at 17,500 miles per hour.
We're very proud of Gayatri's creativity.
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