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  • Astin's Sky Adventure

     Grade 2

     astin sky adventure

    Program Description
    2 hour program
    100 students
    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. He sees gas giant planets and rocky planets with cratered surfaces, and one waterworld: Earth. Astin awakens from his dream to discover a meteorite in his hand, leaving him to wonder if it was a dream or not. (Planetarium Program)


    Pre-Visit Materials
    Lesson Plan
    Post Visit Materials (updated 8/27/18)

    Next Generation Science Standards

    Performance Expectation 

    2-ESS2-2 Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area.

    Science and Engineering Practices

    Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information
    Developing and Using Models

    Disciplinary Core Ideas

    ESS2.B Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions

     Cross Cutting Concepts

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    Connections to Nature of Science
    Science Addresses Questions About the Natural and Material World

     Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards (MD-CCRS)
    SL.2.5 Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
    MP2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.