•  Round & Round: Exploring Day & Night

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     **PLANETARIUM PROGRAM** (class size limit 100)
    Get on board our model Earth, or observe its actions from “outer space”. Both sets of observations provide us with enough evidence to confidently answer questions such as what happens to the Sun at night and what happens to the other stars during the day? Using further observations and modeling, you will be able to reason why the Earth is round, even without a satellite view. We’ll explore in depth how the sky seems to change, including the mysteriously changing moon and the Sun’s path in the sky throughout the year.

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     arrow animated Aligned Standards

    Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)  MCCRS- RELA & Math

     Unit 1: Earth Science; Module 1: Earth’s Place in the Universe

    ESS1.A: The Universe and its Stars
    1-ESS1-1: Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.
    1-ESS1-2: Make observations at different times of year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year.


     ELA /Literacy -
    W.1.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions). (1-ESS1-1),(1-ESS1-2)
    W.1.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. (1-ESS1-1),(1-ESS1-2)
    Mathematics —
    MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (1-ESS1-2)
    MP.4 Model with mathematics. (1-ESS1-2)
    MP.5 Use appropriate tools strategically. (1-ESS1-2)