Rockets, Planets, and Telescopes

by  Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

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In this program, students will learn the basic components of a telescope, explore the physics behind rockets, and investigate the scale of major objects in our solar system using everyday objects.

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About This Program


By Request: $175.00

Program cost includes price of shipping materials.


45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Sciences, STEM

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Booking Information

Program times are offered between 8:00 am EST and 5:00 pm EST. Please contact if you wish for an earlier or later start time. Please request program(s) four weeks in advance to ensure shipment of materials. If shipping outside the continental US, please allow eight weeks.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

-Cancellations must be received no less than 48 hours before your program date.
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About This Provider

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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Dayton, Ohio
United States

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery provides interactive science and cultural learning experiences which enrich the lives of children and adults, enhance the quality of life in our community, and promote a broad understanding of the world.

The Boonshoft Museum houses an AZA accredited zoo, a family science center, over one million items in natural history and geology collections, and a planetarium.

Chelsea Holmes

Program Details


1. Presenter will introduce the planets in our solar system and their order.
2. Participants will see the relative scale of planets using materials in their kit.
3. Presenter will explain Newton's Third Law and how rockets use it to get off the ground through a demonstration.
4. Participants will explore Newton's Third Law using "rockets" made out of cups and rubber bands.
5. Students will learn about the types of telescopes and will practice using two lenses to look at things far away.


The students will be able to:
1. understand the order and scale of objects in our solar system
2. demonstrate Newton's Third Law and explain how it relates to rockets
3. use lenses like a telescope to look at objects in the distance

Standards Alignment

State Standards

All of our lesson plans are written in accordance with Ohio State Academic Standards.
3.PS2.2, 5.ESS.1, 5.PS.1, MS-PS2.1