For thousands of years people have been fascinated by the night sky. Explore the universe with a unique Starry Night program. Use a telescope to see the man in the moon, the planets and the stars in distant galaxies. Hear tales of ancient constellations, and the creation of the Northern Lights. Elements of this program can also be incorporated into our Night Hike Program.
Seasons: Fall, Winter, Spring (an evening program option)
Grade 6 : Science Curriculum Links *
Understanding Earth and Space Systems – Space
2. investigate characteristics of the systems of which the earth is a part and the relationship between the earth, the sun, and the moon;
3. demonstrate an understanding of components of the systems of which the earth is a part, and explain the phenomena that result from the movement of different bodies in space.
2.4 use appropriate science and technology vocabulary, including axis, tilt, rotation, revolution, planets, moons, comets, and asteroids, in oral and written communication
3.1 identify components of the solar system, including the sun, the earth, and other planets, natural satellites, comets, asteroids, and meteoroids, and describe their physical characteristics in qualitative terms
3.2 identify the bodies in space that emit light (e.g., stars) and those that reflect light
3.4 identify the technological tools and devices needed for space exploration
3.5 describe the effects of the relative positions and motions of the earth, moon, and sun