December 8, 2021

Today’s Events & Happenings in History

December 8, 2010:
SpaceX became the first commercial company to send a spacecraft into orbit and successfully return it to Earth.

For more: Watch this video of kid a kid reporter from Scholastic who interviews Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX’s president, chief operating officer, and an engineer, to see how the company builds their rockets.

Quote of the Day

"I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary."
– Elon Musk

For more: Do you think anyone can be extraordinary? Why?

Today's Brain Break!

Let’s shadowbox! Stand up and make sure you have space around you. Curl your fingers into a fist and box with an imaginary person. Try a few jabs and an uppercut!

Math Problem of the Day

Jai Lynn bought her brother a basketball as a gift. The diameter is 9.5 inches. What is volume?