Last Monday (1), a school in the interior of Australia attracted the attention of the entire world, including NASA scientists. Photographs of a meteorite that fell on the playground at Malanda State School (Queensland) went viral on social media and sparked outrage from viewers and researchers.
The pictures show a separate area with police and vehicles in the background. “We got all kinds of investigations from around the world, including NASA, which asked us to report to the Kennedy Space Center,” said college director Mark Allen. To 7NEWS newspaper.
The discussion soon after school ended that everything was, in fact, the schoolwork of the students. He was tasked with preparing a report on a possible meteorite accident. For this, he interviewed “witnesses” and emergency service professionals, who agreed to participate in the game.
Daniel Moss, who was among those participating in the dynamic, said city residents were not expecting the school’s project to go viral. “The local police love being in school and with children, so as to make the experience more realistic”.
The principal of the school also agreed that it was fun to see the scope of the project, despite taking it in greater proportions than imagined. “It was fun and the feeling in the air that morning was absolutely magical,” he said.
On its official Facebook page, the school shared the final result of the report produced by the students. Video available Here.