In the Maine Sky

Grades 3-6

This completely 'live' presentation steps outward from the closest celestial objects like the Moon, to galaxies so distant only a large telescope can bring them into focus. Moon phases, star formation, and constellations are just a few of the heavenly processes explained "In The Maine Sky".

Designed for school groups from grades 3 to 6, the program was built around the Maine State Learning Results. The show is in a 'live' format that brings together visitors and our planetarium host. Students will discover what is out there and get started learning the stars of the Maine sky.

For more information on the subject, click one of the links below:

space.jpl.nasa.gov NASA‟s Jet Propulsion Laboratory web site

ssd.jpl.nasa.gov A site about our solar system maintained by the Solar System Dynamics Group of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

www.dustbunny.com/afk A web site about astronomy, designed for kids, with tons of information

btc.montana.edu/ceres Maintained by the Burns Telecommunications Center, this page links to educational activities and classroom resources

spaceplace.jpl.nasa.gov/spacepl.htm This California Institute of Technology and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory site for kids offers information and activities

school.discovery.com/ This Discovery Channel education site allows teachers to search for lesson plans by grade and subjects

www.thegateway.org Sponsored by The U.S. Department of Education's National Library of Education and ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology, this site offers lesson plans for all subjects and all grades

www.thursdaysclassroom.com Lesson plans, activities, and teacher resources presented from Science@NASA

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Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, 5781 Wingate Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5781
Phone: (207) 581-1341