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The Sky Tonight

Curriculum Target Grade(s):  5, 6, 8

Suitable for Grades: K-8

The Sky Tonight planetarium show takes your students on a virtual guided tour of the night sky. See stars, northern lights, and meteors, find constellations, explore the Moon and planets, and ask our sky scientists all of your space-related questions. Discover how the sky moves and changes over time, and how humans have tried to understand our place in the universe.

Curriculum Connections

Grade 5

Cluster 4: Weather

  • 5-4-08: Describe the key features of a variety of weather phenomena.
  • 5-4-12: Describe examples of technological advances that have enabled humans to deepen their scientific understanding of weather and improve the accuracy of weather predictions.
  • 5-4-13: Explain how the transfer of energy from the Sun affects weather conditions.

Grade 6

Cluster 4: Exploring the Solar System

  • 6-4-01: Use appropriate vocabulary related to their investigations of Earth and space.
  • 6-4-07: Describe how the conception of the Earth and its position in space have been continuously questioned and how our understanding has evolved over time.
  • 6-4-08: Recognize that the Sun is the centre of the solar system and it is the source of energy for all life on Earth.
  • 6-4-12: Explain, using models and simulations, how the Earth’s rotation causes the cycle of day and night, and how the Earth’s tilt of axis and revolution cause the yearly cycle of seasons.
  • 6-4-15: Identify points of reference in the night sky and recognize that the apparent movement of celestial objects is regular, predictable, and related to the Earth’s rotation and revolution.
  • 6-4-16: Identify and describe how people from various cultures, past and present, apply astronomy in daily life.
  • 6-4-17: Differentiate between astrology and astronomy, and explain why astrology is considered unscientific.

Grade 8

Cluster 3: Optics

  • 8-2-03: Demonstrate that light is a form of energy, that light travels in a straight line, and can be separated into the visible light spectrum.
  • 8-2-07: Compare and contrast various types of electromagnetic radiation, with respect to relative energy, frequency, wavelength, and human perception.
  • 8-2-08: Provide examples of technologies that use electromagnetic radiation, and describe potential positive and negative impacts of their uses.


Email [email protected] or call 204-988-0626 for more information and to discuss options for your class, group, or family.