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  • Shape Up PreK

     Grade PreK

    Quarter 4 Online Registration

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    Program Description
    1  hour program
    110 students
    Can you identify shapes in everyday life? We will review the characteristics of simple shapes (triangles, squares, rectangles, and ovals), and then recognize them in everyday items from eggs to windows. Freddy the Frog will help guide the way through the night sky to find our shapes in the stars. These simple shapes are the foundations to modern day constellations! Students will explore engineering uses of shapes in the architectural design of buildings and even toys.


    Pre-Visit Materials
    Lesson Plan
    Post Visit Materials

    Next Generation Science Standards

    Performance Expectation 

    1-ESS1-1. Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.

    *NOTE: This program focuses more as an introduction to the planetarium and speaking and listening skills in a new environment (the planetarium theater, which gets dark). The focus is on modeling and asking questions.*

    Science and Engineering Practices

    Asking Questions
    Developing and Using Models

    Disciplinary Core Ideas

    ESS1.A: The Universe and its Stars

     Cross Cutting Concepts


     Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards (MD-CCRS)
    W.1.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
    MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
    MP.4 Model with mathematics.