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Irish pupils take part in special Nasa broadcast


Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 23/04/2013. Irish pupils take part in special Nasa broadcastTags: Secondary School News

Irish schoolchildren are among pupils from around the world to have taken part in a special Nasa broadcast.

A total of 37 students from Cork schools St Michael's National School Blackrock, Gaelscoli Mahon and Beaumont Girls National School headed to CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, where they linked up to five other schools around the world, the Irish Examiner reports.

The event, which was held as part of Earth Day - an environmental movement first staged in 1970 - saw the children using a real-time internet link-up with Nasa to ask questions to scientists on a range of topics they are interested in.

These included the impact climate change is likely to have on the human race and the relationship between civilisation and the ecosystem.

Dr Claire Parkinson, a scientist at Nasa, told the children: "Human beings are now part of the reason why it's changing and we are becoming more and more aware of the part we play."

Written by Donal Walsh
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