Campus 9-22
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Campus 9-22
VALLEY VIEW ELEMENTARY fifth-grade teacher Aimee Passavant had her husband, Pete Passavant, bring one of his inventions to school. Students recently read the stories "Fantasy becomes Fact," about Arthur C. Clark and "The Boy Who Invented TV" by Kathleen Krull. Clark is a famous science fiction writer who wrote the book "A Space Odessy" in 1968. Most of what he wrote has now come to pass, yet was unheard of during that time. "The Boy Who Invented TV" is about Philo Farnsworth's interest in technology and all things mechanical. Pete Passavant has been passionate about bicycles and all things mechanical his whole life. He was inspired after investigating different bicycle prototypes to build his petal-buggy. He brought his "invention" to school to share his passions with the fifth-grade students. Passavant said, “It makes my job as a teacher more exciting because the kids are so much more involved in the lesson.”
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