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EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE

EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE – Planetarium

45 minutes – $5.25/student

Curriculum Target Grade: 9

Suitable for Grades: 7-12

Take a trip from the Earth to the edge of the known Universe in the Planetarium. Students tour the solar system, explore the Milky Way Galaxy, and see how even our galaxy is only one of billions in the cosmos. This show supports the Grade 9 “Exploring the Universe” cluster, but is applicable to a wide range of ages.

 

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

Grade 9

Cluster 4: Exploring the Universe

  • S1-4-03: Investigate how various cultures used knowledge of the position and motion of visible celestial objects for navigation.
  • S1-4-04: Compare and contrast historical perspectives on the relationship between Earth and space.
  • S1-4-05: Explain the apparent motion of the Sun, stars, planets, and the Moon as seen from Earth.
  • S1-4-06: Differentiate between units of measure used for astronomical distances, and perform simple calculations using these units.
  • S1-4-07: Compare and contrast scientific and cultural perspectives on the origin and evolution of the universe.
  • S1-4-08: Differentiate between the major components of the universe. Include: planets, moons, comets and asteroids, nebulae, stars, galaxies, black holes.
  • S1-4-09: Explain how various technologies have extended our ability to explore and understand space.
  • S1-4-11: Evaluate the impact of space science and technologies in terms of their benefits and risks to humans.
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