•  Astin's Sky Adventure

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    Planetarium Program 2 hr

    This program covers concepts related to stars, constellations and the solar system. We meet Astin, a young boy who dreams he has been transformed into a constellation. With the constellation Orion to guide him, he takes a whirlwind tour of the solar system. Astin awakens from his dream to discover a meteorite in his hand, leaving him to wonder if it was a dream or not. 
    Following the story is a live presentation with a more detailed discussion of meteors and meteorites. Using planetarium special effects, students observe and count visible meteors for 1 minute and then calculate the number of meteors they would see in one hour.


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


    2-PS1-4 Matter and its Interactions

    Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot.

    2-ESS2-2 Earth’s Systems

    Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area.



    3. Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

    Corresponding College and Career Readiness (CCR) Anchor Standard

    3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

    Speaking & Listening

    2. Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

    Corresponding College and Career Readiness (CCR) Anchor Standard

    2. Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.


    Reason with shapes and their attributes.

    1. Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. 1 Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.