Meet the DSST Students and Teacher!


 

My name is Kathleen Cleveland and I led the 2009–2010 Senior Astronomy class because one of my favorite things to teach about is Astronomy. The great thing about this project is that it focuses on current research about the origin of the Moon and how it formed. I’m excited to have helped the students design the web page to be easily accessible and readable by the general public interested in learning about the formation of the Moon.

The most interesting thing I've learned is the evidence supporting and rejecting the various theories about the formation of the Moon. I've been very excited, however, to see what my students have written and created in trying to make this an interesting, engaging website.My role was to guide the students in the writing of articles, designing of the web page and animations, and giving students tasks that would lead to an exciting final product.

 

My name is Stephanie Molina, I am 17 years old.  I decided to join the astronomy class because I thought it would be interesting to learn about all the empty space and how it came to be filled. The most interesting thing I have learned has been about the composition of the Moon. My role in the project was to update anything about our school webpage and members.

 

I am Amanda Sare, I am 19 years old. I became involved with this class because I love learning about space, it is interesting to know that there are other things out there besides Earth.  The most interesting fact I have learned in this class has been the most accepted theory about the formation of the Moon. My role in the project was to create games and puzzles for our webpage.

 

My name is Cesar Garcia, I am 17 years old. I decided to join the astronomy class because I wanted to know what is out there beyond the atmosphere. The most interesting thing I have learned in this class has been how the mission LCROSS tried to find water on the Moon. My role was to translate articles from English to Spanish, create animations as well as games.

 

My name is George Till, I am 17 years old. I appreciate and like the teacher of this class and this is why I decided to join. The most interesting thing I learned is that the Moon was once part of the Earth. My role in the project was a web page designer.

 

Dakota Nolan, I am 18 years old. I decided to join this class because I enjoyed taking it last year, and I think the universe and study of planets, stars, and other celestial objects is fun. One interesting thing I have learned has been about all the theories that have been put out there about how the Moon was formed. My role in the project was being an animator.

 

Hi, my name is Cassandra Elise Terrell- Burleson, I am 17 years old. I have always loved the stars and beyond ever since I went to my first planetarium at the age of nine, that is why I decided to join this class. The most interesting thing I have learned in this class was about the most widely accepted theory of how the Moon formed. My role in the project was to create games, puzzles and the blog.

 

My name is Nurin Ludin, I am 17 years old. Astronomy mesmerizes me, and sparks my curiosity that is why I decided to join this class. The formation of the Moon has been the most interesting thing I have learned. Photography and animations were my role in the project.

 

My name is Taylor Gomez, I am 17 years old. I decided to join this class because I want to understand my surroundings better including everything outside this planet. The most interesting thing I have learned in this class has been how to make a website to teach others about the Moon. My role in the project was taking pictures and putting articles together with Nora and Stephanie as well as with Daniel and George.

 

My name is Nora Gallegos, I am 17 years old. I decided to join the astronomy class because it seemed very different than every other class. It caught my attention even though I didn’t know what we would be doing. The most interesting thing I have learned is about how the Moon formed. My role in the project was designing the home webpage with Stephanie.

 

My name is Jason Wilson, I am 19 years old. I joined this class to further my knowledge of astronomy and the Moon. The most interesting thing I have learned is about the extensive impact through which the Moon is believed to have formed. My role in the project was Social networking management.

 

My name is Jose Campos, I am 17 years old. I joined this class to learn about something different. The most interesting thing I have learned is about the features of the Moon. My role in the project was translating articles into Spanish; also, I was in charge of the research.

 

My name is Luella Garth, I am 17 years old. I decided to join the astronomy class because I have always had an interest in space. The most interesting thing I have learned has been all the different theories about the formation of the Moon. My role in the project was blog management.

 

My name is Christopher Ennis I am 16 years old. I was in the computer science class and I helped the astronomy class with the animations.

 

My name is Nathan Sandidge I am 17 years old. I was in the computer science and I helped with webpage design.

 

My name is Daniel and I like art and drawing. I created some comics about the formation of the Moon and the universe for the class, and am excited to share them with you.