PERFECT LITTLE PLANET – Planetarium
45 minutes – $5.25/student
Suitable for Grades: 2-4
Imagine the ultimate space vacation! Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes – those of a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation location. Students in the Planetarium will visit the planets of our solar system and fly over the surface of Pluto, sail through the rings of Saturn, walk on the surface of Mars. Which planet will your students choose as their favorite vacation spot?
Cluster 2: Properties of Solids, Liquids and Gas
- 2-2-01 Use appropriate vocabulary related to their investigations of solids, liquids, and gases.
- 2-2-02 Identify substances, materials, and objects as solids or liquids.
- 2-2-03 Investigate and compare properties of familiar solids.
- 2-2-04 Investigate and compare properties of familiar liquids.
- 2-2-11 Explore to determine that there is a substance around us called air.
- 2-2-12 Recognize that air is composed of several gases.
- 2-2-13 Identify properties of gases.
Cluster 4: Air and Water in the Environment
- 2-4-01 Use appropriate vocabulary related to their investigations of air and water.
Cluster 3: Forces That Attract and Repel
- 3-3-01 Use appropriate vocabulary related to their investigations of forces.
- 3-3-03 Describe evidence showing that objects and living things on or near Earth are pulled toward it by a force called gravity.
Cluster 1: Habitats and Communities
- 4-1-01 Use appropriate vocabulary related to their investigations of habitats and communities.
- 4-1-02 Recognize that each plant and animal depend on a specific habitat to meet its needs.
- 4-1-03 Identify the components of an animal habitat.
- 4-1-04 Identify physical and behavioural adaptations of animals and plants, and infer how these adaptations help them to survive in a specific habitat.
- 4-1-07 Investigate and describe a variety of local and regional habitats and their associated populations of plants and animals.