Wednesday, January 17, 2018

5 campuses going on the 2018 World Tour

The 5 campuses above will start a memorable adventure on March 8th at 4:00PM.  They will be contacting every corner of the globe talking with students, teachers, museums, friends, relatives, scientists, business leaders, community leaders, military, virtual field trips and many others from different walks of life.  Please wish us luck as we make video calls on the hour, every hour, for 24 hours.  Follow our stories at the above hashtags.

Monday, October 23, 2017

International Space Station Pre-Event Work

Competition to Collaboration

Our students at Briarhill Middle School will be working with a class in Cheboksary, Russia. The purpose is to develop a knowledge of the history of both the United States and Russian space programs, and to develop an understanding of the importance of collaboration when working toward similar goals.

We will create a timeline of each country’s space program history, and do research on the astronauts that are on the ISS, along with the work they are doing.   We will create this collaboratively with our friends in the Russian class. We will video conference with each other 3 times in the next 3 months and discuss our research, and timelines. During the video conferences we will quiz each other and have a friendly competition to see who can create a paper airplane that flies the furthest. This work will help us prepare for our big Feburary 14th event, where Briarhill will video conference with the International Space Station! We are very excited about talking with the astronauts about the work they are doing up there. This video conference will be broadcasted live on NASA TV and youtube. We hope you will be able to watch.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

2018 #Briarhill24hrWorldTour Dates Have Been Set

On Thursday, March 8 at 4:00pm CST we will start our 3rd 24 hour virtual world tour. We are looking forward to catching up with old friends and making new friends.

Briarhill students mark your calendar... an interest meeting will be held January 23 at 8:30am. All interested students will receive an application at the meeting and applications will be due on Friday, January 26.

If you are not part of the Briarhill family and would like to be one of our stops on the world tour, please email either Rick Bleemel or Trela Weesner.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Thank You Everyone From Everywhere

A big THANK YOU goes out to everyone involved in this project.  We want to give a special thank you to all of our new friends that we have met from all over the world.  There was so much information shared with us in the last 24 hours.  We are extremely grateful for your time and willingness to join us on all the calls.  This was an adventure that one will not soon forget.  We are already looking forward to next year's tour, but we need to get some sleep first.  Thank You!!!!!!! 

Map of Where We Went

Last Call

This is a picture of our last call.  We made a 4 way call connecting our 3 schools to our superintendent.  We took turns discussing with him how our event went.  The students were excited to talk about all the people that they met and places things that they saw.  At this point everyone was very excited but also very tired.  The last call was a success!


Sydney, Australia 8:00 pm

The people we talked to were a class of students in Australia.  Australia celebrates Halloween, Australian Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day.  On Australian Day, January 26, people dress up, have BBQ s and go to the beach like we do for the Forth of July.  On Christmas, they celebrate Jesus's birthday and give gifts just like we do.  However, in December, it is summer in Australia, so there is no white Christmas.  In Australia they celebrate Valentines Day.

In Australia they do know how to dab. In Australia, one of their biggest holidays probably there biggest holiday. In Australia it is Friday at one in the afternoon for them and and for us Thursday at eight at night. They have just hit Fall, but they just call it Autumn. They start school in January, near the end of their Summer.  They go to school Monday through Friday, just like us. Their school day is about six hours long.  The name of the school we talked to was Inaburra.  It is very hot during the Summer.  They use C, and they just had a week with forty degrees C.  In Australia, they eat lots of fish, meat and lam.  They wear school uniforms everyday, except for special Thursdays where they can wear what ever they want. They play sports similar to us, including soccer, basketball, and football.  They also play cricket.  The AFL is the Australian Football League.  As well as sports, they go to the beach a lot.