U-46 Planetarium Program 2019-2020
Each lesson at the U-46 Planetarium consists of some history of the building and content coverage through a PowerPoint presentation or a full dome video. These full dome video titles are listed in the program outline below in italics. Of course, a tour of the current nightime sky is always presented. Lessons in the planetarium are 45-60 minutes long and are usually scheduled back to back during the day.
The content is currently aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and integrates the Common Core State Standards. The U-46 Planetarium is and has always been a great place to spark interest in space science, gain knowledge in all areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and learn under a dome that realistically mimics the sky and the movements that we can observe from here on Earth.
To sign up for a lesson at the planetarium, click back to the group/class/scout reservation section.
Any topic mutually agreed upon can be presented for middle or high school students. Middle and high school science teachers are not the only visitors to the planetarium. For example, an English/language arts unit on mythology is enriched by a visit here. The scientific revolution is a great history lesson in the planetarium, or perhaps ancient celestial archeology.
Full Dome Teacher Guides and Information
One World One Sky, Facilitator Guide
One World One Sky, Teacher Guide
Our Place in Space
Our Place in Space, Crossword
Two Small Pieces of Glass, Teacher Guide
Two Small Pieces of Glass, Glossary
Dawn of Space Age-Activity ideas, Sudekum