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Planetarium Lab: Lunar Exploration

Program
Field Trip @ OMSI
Type & Format
Class/Lab
Duration
1 hr
Grade Level
3-8
Subject
Earth + Space
Season
Year-Round
Cost
$
70
Per
Session

for 6-18 students$100 for 19-24 students

The Moon is our closest neighbor and companion, but it is more than just a friendly beacon in the sky. Students will discover the secrets of this fascinating world—why it goes through phases, how it interacts with the Earth and the processes that shaped its surface. Activities include experiments in crater formation, lunar mapping and tidal forces. Participants work directly with OMSI educators in small group settings.

This program takes place in the Kendall Planetarium. Combine this program with a planetarium show during your field trip.

A minimum of 2 weeks' advance notice is required for all registration requests. If you have questions, please contact us at 503.797.4661 or register@omsi.edu.

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Preparation

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Standards Addressed

Structure and Function:
5.1E.1 - Describe the Sun-Earth-Moon system.

Interaction and Change:
8.2E.1 - Explain how gravity is the force that keeps objects in the solar system in regular and predictable motion and describe the resulting phenomena.