The program will begin with a look at Skylab, America?s first space station.
We will then have a discussion about exploration, the night sky, and the Earth?s place in the Universe.
We will then explore light movement in space with an interactive activity.
Next, we will discuss the number of stars in the sky with a demonstration the participants will do.
A discussion of models will occur, while participants see if they know how far stars are from the sun.
The program will conclude with question and answer.
Participants will explore stars and the sun as well as their place in the Universe.
Participants will actively engage in demonstrations to learn about the night sky and the vastness of the Universe.
NS.K-4.2 PHYSICAL SCIENCE
As a result of the activities in grades K-4, all students should develop an understanding of
Properties of objects and materials
Position and motion of objects
Light, heat, electricity, and magnetism
NS.K-4.4 EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE
As a result of their activities in grades K-4, all students should develop an understanding of
Properties of earth materials
Objects in the sky
Changes in earth and sky
NS.K-4.5 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop
Abilities of technological design
Understanding about science and technology
Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans
NS.K-4.7 HISTORY OF NATURE AND SCIENCE:
As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop understanding of
Science as a human endeavor
Additional cross-curricular standards covered. Will provide detailed standards list.