Some eighth grade students at Forest Middle School are planning a mission to Mars.
It’s all simulated, of course. The Bedford County School budget is much too small to finance the real thing. However, the planning is as real-world as possible, including regular briefings that the students must give to panels of adult professionals.
This year is the first year for the class, the brain-child of Caitlin Unterman, who teaches the class, officially called Science Exploration.