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KJ's Kids: Virginia Beach student aims over the moon with STEM project

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Posted at 6:02 PM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 18:08:40-05

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Let’s meet our newest member of KJ’s Kids, where local students shine in STEM.

Meet 5th grader Zymoni Walter from Bettie F. Williams Elementary. She's shooting for the stars and over the moon with her STEM project. She built a space craft habitat set to launch for a mission on the moon.

Zymoni's teacher, Amy Keltner, says the idea stems from a goal of NASA to make a lunar base to research the moon's surface and become a hub to lift off other planets.

“My lunar habitat has about four to five rooms, and in different rooms you have different rooms like a greenhouse, workout rooms, entertainment room and bathroom,” said Zymoni.

Keltner is impressed by Zymoni's creativity and described her student's design as "incredible." She even designed legs for a safe and soft landing!

“So, they are all currently in the process of building their own lunar habitats of what can be beneficial for astronauts on the moon," said Keltner.

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Keltner says there are plans in the works to have a NASA educator pay a visit to the class and observe their lunar habitats.

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