ZULA PATROL: DOWN TO EARTH – Planetarium
45 minutes – $5.25/student
Suitable for Grades: 1-5
In their latest full dome adventure, The Zula Patrol takes a rollicking ride into Earth’s past to save our planet from almost certain disaster! While on a routine fossil-hunting mission, The Zula Patrol uncovers an unusual pile of trash — of suspiciously modern origin — buried in the rock strata of an ancient canyon.
It turns out that the villainous Deliria Delight has been traveling back in time to illegally dump her company’s yucky by-products. The Zula Patrollers must travel back in time to find and catch her, before her actions cause catastrophic consequences. In the process, our heroes learn all about the formation and development of Earth, and the life forms who call it home.
Cluster 1: Characteristics 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.
- 1-1-14 Show respect for living things in their immediate environment.
Cluster 2: Properties of Solids, Liquids and Gases
- 2-2-16 Describe ways humans dispose of solids and liquids to maintain a clean and healthy environment.
Cluster 4: Air and Water in the Environment
- 2-4-11 Explain and appreciate the importance of clean air and water for humans, plants, and animals.
- 2-4-12 Identify substances that pollute air and water, and describe ways of reducing such pollution.
- 2-4-13 Recognize that clean water is an increasingly scarce resource in many parts of the world, and describe consequences of a shortage of clean water.
- 2-4-14 Record personal use of water, and identify ways in which they can reduce water usage.
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.
- 4-1-14 Investigate natural and human-caused changes to habitats, and identify resulting effects on plant and animal populations. Include: endangerment, extinction.
- 4-1-15 Describe how their actions can help conserve plant and animal populations and their habitats.
Cluster 4: Rocks, Minerals and Erosion
- 4-4-01 Use appropriate vocabulary related to their investigations of rocks, minerals, and erosion.
- 4-4-08 Recognize that there are three types of rock, and describe how each is formed. Include: igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic.
- 4-4-09 Explain how fossils are formed.
- 4-4-10 Describe how fossils help humans gain a better understanding of Earth’s history, including identifying organisms that are now extinct.
- 4-4-15 Identify natural phenomena and human activities that cause significant changes in the landscape.