Planetarium

planetarium-primA planetarium at your school

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In an inflatable planetarium, discover the movements of the sun, moon, and planets. Along with your students, get accounted with the changing of the seasons, constellations and galaxies, all in real time and motion. These as well as more subjects are within reach of your student’s understanding.

This workshop is also available for preschools.

 

 

From a glance to the starry sky at night, a constellation of questions usually spring forth: What are these objects? Why does the sky change in such a fashion? Are there more to discover? Fortunately, Aster offers you an easy way to get to these answers.

 

Under the supervision of a qualified science educator, this turnkey astronomy workshop, set in an inflatable planetarium, takes you on a journey through the universe.

 

This workshop is for all levels and is consistent with the Ministry of Education’s learning objectives, and is also available for preschools. After ASTER's visit, you will have suggestions of activities, a bibliography and Internet links to further explore Astronomical concepts in class.

This is an exciting way to develop not only students' interest but also their skills in science and technology.

 

Capacity: 30 students per period (5 periods a day)

Duration of workshop: 30 – 75 minutes (depending on your school schedule and the level of the students)

Dimensions: diameter 8m X 7m (24 feet), height 3.2m (12 feet)

 

 
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Achieves learning goals

 

Elementary

 Learning goals

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EARTH AND SPACE

           

Rotation of the Earth

           

Associates the cycle of day and night with the rotation of the earth

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Light and shadow

           

Describes the influence of the apparent position of the sun on the length of shadow

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System involving the Sun, the Earth and the Moon

 

         

Associates the sun with the idea of a star, the Earth with the idea of a planet and the moon with the idea of a natural satellite

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Décribes the rotational and revolutionary motion of the Earth and the moon

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Illustrates the phases of the lunar cycles (full moon, new moon, first and last quarter)

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Illustrates the formation of eclipses (lunar, solar)

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 Solar system

           

Recognizes the main components of the solar system (sun, planets, natural satellites)

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Describes the characteristics of the main components of the solar system (e.g. composition, size, orbit, temperature)

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 Seasons

           

Associates the changing of the seasons with the revolution and tilt of the earth

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 Stars and Galaxies

           

Recognizes the stars and the constellations on a map of the stars

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Distinguishes between stars, constellations and galaxies

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