You remember that old adage. No question is ever a stupid question. I beg to differ. For example, if you think inside your head that a question is important, think it through before you decide to ask the question, it might just save your life.
Some questions that followed after an entire class period on the Kennedy Space Center and the shuttles.
1. How do they anchor the space station to earth?
2. Do they know how to find the space station? (They use Google maps and Garmin!)
3. How do they power it? Like I mean is there an extension cord?
4. If the space shuttle exploded and you were outside would you survive?
5. Do you know if they speak English in space?
This was a question, where I just looked at the student for like five whole minutes and started laughing. I know it's harsh and mean but come on?!
1. Do the aliens take American currency in space?
Come on, does it really matter? It's not like they have a drive through McDonald's where a nice alien is sitting waiting to take your order. I mean we all need that Big Mac in space, seriously? Are there taxi's too that shuttle us from the moon to mars? Kids really do say the darnedest things..