Ben Bronz Academy Students Explore Space during Research Week

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Students had a blast at SHU’s Discovery Science Center & Planetarium on Thursday, November 2, to launch Research Week.

This fall’s Research Week is focused on space exploration and learning about the universe.

While at the Discovery Center, students used force and velocity to fly a paper airplane, explored topography maps and the effects of wind and drag on an aircraft,

Research Week is an innovative five day project that takes students on an in-depth exploration of a research topic. Parents are invited to the school at the end of Research Week to watch students present their conclusions to teachers and classmates. Parents get to see the product of their child’s efforts firsthand while showing their support.

Research Weeks have led Ben Bronz Academy students on adventures to New York City and Boston. They’ve gone on a trip to Ellis Island and attended the Hartford Symphony. Students have toured museums and created their own pieces of art. Other Research Weeks have culminated in trips to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the United Nations, Ellis Island, and Kennedy Space Center in Florida.