Out of this World!

by  Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

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Come explore the universe with us! We’ll discover how our days, seasons,
and years can be predicted by the orbit of Earth around the sun. We’ll
learn how stars in our galaxy and planets in solar system compare to
each other and try our hand at modeling how stars are formed.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $175.00
By Request: $175.00

Program cost includes shipping fee. International shipping may be an additional fee. For international programs, if the shipping cost is prohibitively expensive, we will send a digital kit in lieu of a physical kit.

COVID 19 Pandemic Note:
Please let us know if your classroom is meeting remotely or if any extra precautions are needed.

Reservations must be paid in full or guaranteed by a purchase order 30 days after the program. Checks, money orders, or credit cards are also accepted.

Book 5 or more programs at one time and receive $10 off the price of each program.

Book 10 or more programs at one time and receive $20 off the price of each program.


50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

Booking Information

This program is available year-round.

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

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made up to 72 hours prior to your scheduled program will be refunded (less a $25 administrative fee.) The $25 administrative fee is waived if you reschedule. If a cancellation is made less than 72 hours before the scheduled program, no refund will be issued. In the event of weather related school closings or power outages, programs will be rescheduled. If you choose not to reschedule your make-up distance learning program, payment will be refunded less a $25 administrative fee. In the case of program cancellation, the participating site is responsible for rescheduling and/or returning the provided kit materials.

About This Provider

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Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Ann Arbor, MI
United States

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum provides an opportunity for people of all ages to discover and enjoy the wonder of science, math and technology in an interactive environment that promotes science literacy through experimentation, exploration, and education. Our distance learning programs are as interactive and hands-on as a visit to our museum! All programs include a kit of materials that includes everything students need to engage with our educators*

MISSION: Creating moments of discovery that inspire curiosity, exploration, and respect for STEM and the natural world. 

VISION: A world where curiosity today leads to more purposeful lives tomorrow.  

*Additional costs apply for international shipping

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Program Details


1. Getting to Space (Earth's atmosphere)
2. Earth's orbit - days, years, seasons
3. Other planets, comparisons between planets
4. What is a star, how is it formed?
5. Science in space


Students will learn what patterns can be observed or predicted because of Earth's orbit around the sun.
Students will see comparisons of planets in our solar system and will discuss relative distance and size.
Students will observe a model of star formation.
Students will observe one example of how science is used in space.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

1-ESS1-1 Earth's Place in the Universe: Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.

5-ESS1-1 Earth's Place in the Universe: Support an argument that the apparent brightness of the sun and stars is due to their relative distances from the Earth.