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      ESM students get hands on experience with NASA moon rocks

      It wasn't a day to be home sick from school as local sixth graders had the rare chance to get their hands on moon rocks on loan from NASA.

      ESM teacher Becky Loy has been to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Alabama, so she was able to arrange the opportunity.

      While students viewed the space rocks on disks, they were able to drop other rocks on crackers to simulate a moon surface being hit by space objects and were able to experiment with a lunar soil.

      They were also able to touch actual tile which came from the outside of a space shuttle.

      Loy will also accompanied the rocks for a visit to North Syracuse Central School District.