Our Sky Family

Ages 4 - 8

In this delightful first visit to the planetarium, we chat with Father Sun and each of the planets, who tell us about their best features and their place in Our Sky Family. The planetarium star projector, Franklin, is our guide, and the planetarium host helps everyone to see this season's constellations.

Next Generation Science Standards
5. SSS: ESS1. A and ESS1. B

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

stardate.org A site about our solar system maintained by the Solar System Dynamics Group of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s web site for kids

The Center for Science Education at U. C. Berkeley Space Science Laboratory home page with a link to the Science Education Gateway, Lesson Plans

Maintained by the Burns Telecommunications Center, this page links to educational activities and classroom resources.

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.

The Hawaiian Astronomical Society’s home page

The National Space Society page

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