• Heroes of the Sky

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    Planetarium Program (Class size limit 60)

    The constellations names come from Greek and Roman mythology. Inspired by Rick Riordan’s world of Percy Jackson, students will be introduced to age-appropriate versions of the myths as they learn to find some of the Greek heroes in the patterns in the night sky. Then students will work in teams to explore specific astronomy content relevant to their “godly parentage”. This program is designed to link astronomy with social studies through the understanding of culture through myths.

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    Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) MCCRS-RELA & Math


    5. Earth Systems: Stars and the Solar System

    5-ESS1-2. Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky.

    ESS1.B Earth and the Solar System. The orbits of Earth around the sun and of the moon around the Earth, together with the rotation of Earth about an axis between its North and South poles, cause observable patterns. These include day and night; daily changes in the length and direction of shadows; and different positions of the sun, moon, and stars at different times of the day, month, and year. (5-ESS1-2).




    ELA/Literacy —
    RI.5.9: Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
    L.4.6: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being (e.g., quizzed, whined, stammered) and that are basic to a particular topic (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation).
    RL.4.2: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
    RL.4.3: Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).

    Mathematics —
    MP.1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
    MP.2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
    MP.4. Model with mathematics.