Exploration: Earth and the Solar System

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Become better acquainted with our solar system! Learn about the Earth, moon and sun before further venturing out into the solar system and learning about other celestial bodies.

Takes place in the Planetarium.


At the end of the program, the student will be able to:

  • Use vocabulary to describe and compare the relative position of objects in our solar system
  • Classify astronomical objects by their observable properties
  • Recognize the features and patterns of planets, stars and other celestial objects
  • Observe changes in the Moon’s appearance from day to day
  • Recognize that Earth is part of a system
  • Explain the causes of day and night and phases of the Moon

Essential Standards:

Science: 3.E.1.2, 4.E.1

Methods and Activities:

Planetarium, star maps, storytelling

Key Vocabulary:

Star, planet, asteroid, galaxy

Please note: Capacity in the planetarium cannot exceed 45 people.

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  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • $11 per student
  • Minimum 15 students