Aerospace - Intro 00

OPENING QUESTION:  None Today

OBJECTIVES:

  • First Day Stuff

WORK O' THE DAY:

  • Let's get into groups -- please order yourselves into a line based on the month you were born and the day of your birth. For example, Mr W was born on May 16th. Therefore my number is 0516... go!
  • Now let's get into our groups based on that randomization (we'll stay in groups for each unit-- 4 - 6 weeks or so)
  • Please take a few moments to introduce yourself to your groupies
  • Now please share one thing you did over the summer that (right here and right now) makes you smile when you think about it... yeah, yeah, I know, but do it anyway!
  • Let's take a moment... I'll randomly call on a few of us to share what OTHER folks in your group came up with.

Basic Class Rules: (We'll talk about these another time)

    • Show Respect
    • Make GOOD Decisions
    • Solve the Problem

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Allow me to introduce myself -- I'm Mr Wolgemuth (wall-guh-MOOTH) etc ad nauseum

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Let's get kinda space-ish but in a rock and roll science fixiony way. Although real, actual space travel is probably many generations away, it does pose some very interesting possibilities.

Did anyone notice (on my website I mean), what my favorite song (by Queen!) might be? (and no, it's not Bohemian Rhapsody, although that is a pretty awesome song):

We'll listen to it once just to listen.

Then we'll listen once for the lyrics:

 

In the year of '39 assembled here the volunteers
In the days when lands were few
Here the ship sailed out into the blue and sunny morn
The sweetest sight ever seen

And the night followed day
And the story tellers say
That the score brave souls inside
For many a lonely day sailed across the milky seas
Ne'er looked back, never feared, never cried

Don't you hear my call though you're many years away
Don't you hear me calling you
Write your letters in the sand
For the day I take your hand
In the land that our grandchildren knew

In the year of '39 came a ship in from the blue
The volunteers came home that day
And they bring good news of a world so newly born
Though their hearts so heavily weigh
For the earth is old and grey, little darling, we'll away
But my love this cannot be
For so many years have gone though I'm older but a year
Your mother's eyes, from your eyes, cry to me

Don't you hear my call though you're many years away
Don't you hear me calling you
Write your letters in the sand for the day I take your hand
In the land that our grandchildren knew

Don't you hear my call though you're many years away
Don't you hear me calling you
All your letters in the sand cannot heal me like your hand
For my life
Still ahead
Pity me

It just MIGHT be helpful to know a bit more about Brian May (he's the lead guitarist in the group).... anyone have any thoughts?

(If you said that he has an honest to goodness PHD in ASTROPHYSICS you'd be right! He actually went to school to study astronomy and got a MASTERS degree just before Queen hit it big. He went BACK to college as a 60 year old and finished his doctorate in Astrophysics!!!.

With that in mind, grab one of the little strips I gave you, and right down a couple of words or a phrase from the song that interests you or seems thought provking in some sort of way.

Now please work with your group and sort those strips (in any sorta way that seems interesting).

 

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