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Kids shoot for the 'moon,' landing rockets as part of Space Camp

Teachers at one Asheville school are using a number of hands-on activities to help children develop a love for science. One activity is out of this world as students at Carolina Day School shoot for the moon. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

Teachers at one Asheville school are using a number of hands-on activities to help children develop a love for science.

One activity is out of this world as students at Carolina Day School shoot for the moon.

Kindergarteners are trying to land rockets inside three hula hoops. A green one represents Asheville, a yellow one is California, and the red one is Antarctica.

That incorporates geography into the lesson.

A basketball goal is the moon, which brings in science and technology.

There's even some problem-solving in this assignment.

"Well the wind was blowing to the right so we had to go to the left a little bit," said Silas, one of the students.

Students enjoyed the activity so much they asked to do it again, this time using planets as their targets.

The activity is part of Carolina Day's Space Camp program.

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