[meteorite-list] Middle school students lobbying Kansas lawmakers to declare official state rock
From: Shawn Alan <shawnalan_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:20:17 -0700
I agree Brenham is be the best suited state meteorite Michael.
If NY was doing this, it would have to be Peekskill to be the state
Mendy I think the teacher was going off the info from Meteoritical
Here are the results I gathered from there.
116 records found for valid meteorites from United States with places
that are exactly "Nevada"
130 records found for valid meteorites from United States with places
that are exactly "Arizona"
143 records found for valid meteorites from United States with places
that are exactly "Kansas"
ebay store http://www.ebay.com/sch/imca1633ny/m.html
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Middle school students lobbying Kansas
> lawmakers to declare official state rock
> From: Michael Farmer <mike at meteoriteguy.com>
> Date: Wed, January 28, 2015 11:37 am
> To: Mendy Ouzillou <mendy.ouzillou at gmail.com>
> Cc: Shawn Alan <shawnalan at meteoritefalls.com>, Meteorite Central
> <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
> Why would Cabin Creek be a better choice? It is from Arkansas.
> Brenham, definitely
> Michael Farmer
> > On Jan 28, 2015, at 9:02 AM, Mendy Ouzillou via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:
> > I'm just probably a "meanie", but I think this effort is misguided
> > though certainly better than making the state rock "limestone". The
> > children calculated that somehow, Kansas has more meteorites per
> > square mile (not sure if finds, falls, or hits) than anywhere else in
> > the US (if finds then sorry Arizona and Nevada). I am happy to see
> > that calculations were done though disappointed that their teacher did
> > not better guide their efforts. Finally, the picture in the article is
> > clearly of a beautiful Sikhote Alin. I wonder how well that will go
> > over with the state legislators. Maybe Cabin Creek would have been a
> > better choice. :-)
> > Mendy
> > On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 1:38 AM, Shawn Alan via Meteorite-list
> > <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:
> >> Hello Listers
> >> I hope it passes be cool for Kansas have a meteorite for a state rock :)
> >> Shawn Alan
> >> IMCA 1633
> >> ebay store http://www.ebay.com/sch/imca1633ny/m.html
> >> Website http://meteoritefalls.com
> >> SHAWNEE, Kan. ? A group of local middle school students are lobbying
> >> to change state history. The students with Monticello Trails Middle
> >> School, which is part of the De Soto School District, are headed to
> >> Topeka to argue for an official state rock.
> >> Chris Sprenger, an 8th grade student at the school, is determined to
> >> make the meteorite the official Kansas state rock.
> >> ?The meteorite really has a connection with Kansas that it really
> >> doesn?t have with any of the other states in the U.S.,? Sprenger
> >> said.
> >> Sprenger and more than 100 other students in the district pitched the
> >> bill to Representative Brett Hildabrand.
> >> Lobbying for a state rock has challenged the students across the board.
> >> In social studies they?ve learned how bills are passed, in science
> >> they?ve learned about geology and rocks and in communication arts
> >> they?ve spent hours working on their proposal essays.
> >> source:http://fox4kc.com/2015/01/27/middle-school-students-lobbying-kansas-lawmakers-to-declare-official-state-rock/
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