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WHAT’S UP – Planetarium

45 minutes – $5.25/student

Curriculum Target Grade: 1

Suitable for Grades: K-2

This fun-filled live presentation introduces young astronomers to some of the celestial wonders that can be seen up in the night sky including constellations, stars, and planets. Daily and seasonal changes of our planet Earth are demonstrated throughout the program. Students are then taken on a journey to see close-up views of some of the planets, with a few surprises along the way.



Grade 1

Cluster 1: Characteristics and Needs of Living Things

  • 1-1-01: Use appropriate vocabulary related to their investigations of characteristics and needs of living things.
  • 1-1-07: Recognize that plants, animals, and humans, as living things, have particular needs.
  • 1-1-10: Describe how humans and other living things depend on their environment to meet their needs.

Cluster 4: Daily and Seasonal Changes

  • 1-4-01: Use appropriate vocabulary related to changes over time.
  • 1-4-02: Recognize that the Sun is a source of light and heat.
  • 1-4-03: Recognize that a day is divided into day time and night time based on the presence or absence of sunlight.
  • 1-4-05: Recognize that shadows are caused by blocking light.
  • 1-4-06: Observe and describe how the Sun appears to change position over the course of a day.
  • 1-4-09: Compare characteristics of the four seasons.
  • 1-4-10: Describe how humans prepare for seasonal changes.
  • 1-4-12: Identify features of buildings that help keep humans sheltered and comfortable throughout daily and seasonal cycles.