Science On a Sphere: Solar System Adventure

by  Science Central

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What makes up a solar system? What does it take to be classified as a planet? Is the sun a star? Students will find the answers to these questions and more as they become honorary space explorers and travel through our solar system.

Using Science On a Sphere, our educators will lead your students through the solar system, starting with real-time imaging of the sun and ending with the distant dwarf-planet Pluto. Students will discuss what makes each planet unique in our solar system in this amazing adventure.

Science On a Sphere® (SOS) is a room sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six foot diameter sphere, analogous to a giant animated globe.

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About This Program


By Request: $135.00
By Request Premium: $100.00

Please make all requests 14 days in advance of desired program date.

Additional Programs booked consecutively on that day will be at a lower price of $115.00 USD per program.

If your school is located in Allen County, Indiana, or are in one of the surrounding counties, please visit our website for possible funding for your program.



30 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

No minimum

Maximum participants:

No maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 60 students.

Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
Google Hang Out

Booking Information

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs canceled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

About This Provider

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Science Central

Fort Wayne, IN
United States

Science Central is a non-profit focused on STEM based learning. We provide hands-on programming in an exciting mix of demonstrations and labs beamed directly to your location!

We opened on November 5, 1995 and are located in a renovated Light and Power Plant. We are the only regional science and technology center in Northeast Indiana. We are also the only NASA Educator Resource Center in Indiana.

We are open throughout the whole year and are able to provide programming during the school year as well as during the summer.

Sarah Vise
2604242400 ext 418

Program Details


1. Introduction and explanation of Science On a Sphere.
2. Sun
3. Mercury
3. Venus
4. Earth and moon
5. Mars
6. Jupiter
7. Saturn
8. Uranus
9. Neptune
10. Pluto
11. Sun with Planets
12. Wrap up


- The Sun is a star and the center of our solar system.

- There are eight different planets in orbit around the sun.

- The definition and requirements to be termed a major planet.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Next Generation science Standards:

5-ESS1-1, MS-ESS1-3

State Standards

Indiana Science Standards: 2nd -2; 5th -2; 6th -2