Sun and Moon, Night and Day

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What causes day and night? Why does the moon look different each night? Can we ever see the moon in the daytime sky? Join us in the Planetarium to answer these questions and learn more about the Earth, moon and sun system!

Takes place in the Planetarium.


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

  • Recognize differences in the features of the day and night sky and apparent movement of objects across the sky as observed from Earth.
  • Observe changes in the Moon's appearance from day to day.
  • Recognize patterns of observable changes in the Moon's appearance from day to day.
  • Understand the positions and motions of objects and organism observed in the environment.

Essential Standards:

Science: 1.E.1.1, 1.E.1.2

Methods and Activities:

Planetarium, storytelling, sun and moon props

Key Vocabulary:

Star, planet, constellation, moon, moon phases

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

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  • Grades 1 - 2
  • Duration: 50 Minutes
  • $11 Per Student
  • Minimum 15 Students