My Background:

       I've been a science teacher and aerospace educator for 39 years. My experience

includes two years in public schools, two years in parochial schools, two years as an Aerospace

Education Specialist in NASA's Aerospace Education Services Program ("Spacemobile"), and

thirty-three years at Palm Beach Day Academy, Palm Beach, FL., where I currently teach junior

high science, including aerospace curriculum. I also served, for ten years, as a Regional Resource

Person for the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum and as a resource agent

in "SPICA" (the Support Program for Instructional Competency in Astronomy) for the

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. I have begun my eleventh year as a "Solar System

Ambassador" for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and I work part time at Kennedy Space

Center's Educator Resource Center and "Exploration Station". My hobbies include canoeing,

bicycle riding, and astronomy.

To Contact Me . . .     OR    Palm Beach Day Academy

                                                241 Seaview Avenue

                                                Palm Beach, FL. 33480

                                                (561)655-1188, ext. 163

                                                Fax: (561)655-5794


Welcome to Tom Sarko’s Site

7th Grade Physical Science


7th Grade Assignments:

“The Exploration of Space”


Course “Pretest”


Note: dark sky stargazing opportunities at Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Saturday nights, June 21st, July 19th, August 16th, September 13th,

October 18th, November 15th, and December 13th, 2014.

Parents/students - if interested, contact Mr. Sarko for more information

and directions. 7th graders receive extra credit for attending during the

school year.

J.D. State Park Map

J.D. State Park Observing Site

Monthly Star Charts

7th Grade Astronomy Requirement (for the second trimester)