Setting: Teacher and students enter classroom. Bell rings. Teacher: Class, today we will begin our study of astronomy. Student 1: (Loud whisper to Student 2) What's that? Student 2: It's way over your head. Teacher: Attention please, students. As t told you, we're going to take up a new topic - space. Student 1: (loud whisper to Student 3) Did you hear that? He said we are going to take up space! Student 3: That's all you ever do - take up space! Teacher: What is at the center of gravity? Student 2: The letter "v". Teacher: Of all the planets, which one can we see most easily any time of year? Student 1: Earth! ! Teacher: What will happen when the sun shines at night? Student 3: That'll be the day! Teacher: Did you students know that they found bones on the moon? Student 1: Wow! I guess that means the cow didn't make it after all! Teacher: And speaking of the moon, I suppose we could call the Earth and the moon good friends. Student 2: I should say so! They've been going around together for an awfully long time! Teacher: Can someone please tell me which is closer to us, South America or the moon? Student 3: The moon, of course. Teacher: How could you say that? Student 3. That's easy. I can see the moon from here but I sure can't see South America. Teacher: By the way, do you know if there are any fish in outer space? Student 1: Sure! They call them starfish1 Teacher: Who knows what a star with a tail is called? Can you name any of them? Student 2: Yeah, Halley's Comet, Mickey Mouse, and Lassie. Teacher: That's all for today, class. Don't forget our field trip tomorrow night. We're going to the planetarium, where the telescope is, to see an all-star show!