Del. elementary-school educators transform high school into space museum

Teachers at a Middletown, Del., elementary school created a one-night, hands-on space museum to excite fourth- and fifth-graders about astronomy. The event, held at a high school to accommodate interactive exhibits, allowed students to climb inside an inflatable globe through a portable planetarium and try on space suits. "If you're going to teach science and technology, you have to do so much more than put a book in front of them," teacher Amanda Bowen said. "You have to make it real, which is what this is all about."

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