Exciting rare samples of moon rocks and a collection of impressive meteorites landed at The Dixie Grammar School on 9 March for a week’s visit.

As part of the school’s science week on the theme of Space Exploration, students were able to get up close to the moon rock samples and compare some of their properties with Earth rocks. Another highlight included handling different meteorites including a 1.2 billion year old piece of Mars and a 4.3 billion year old nickel meteorite – the oldest object you will ever hold in your hands! Our solar system is only 4.6 billion years old.

Emily Clement, Year 6 said “It was amazing that these rocks have come all the way from the Moon and outer space. I found it really interesting to touch some of them and take a closer look with a magnifying glass”.

Photo left to right: Emily Clement, Robyn Walker, Lexie Deer, Rita Feditsa and Alice Whitmore.