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Planetarium Lab: Navigating by the Stars

Program
Field Trip @ OMSI
Type & Format
Class/Lab
Duration
1 hr
Grade Level
2-8
Subject
Earth + Space
Season
Year-Round
Cost
$
70
Per
Session

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

Before GPS, explorers relied on the stars to help them find their way. Students will identify prominent constellations and discover how they are used for communication, navigation and timekeeping.

Activities include learning to read a star map, using angles to determine latitude and investigating how changing seasons affect the skies. Older students will experiment with quadrants and learn tricks for navigating under daytime and cloudy skies. A take-home star map is provided for future stargazing adventures. Available in formats for Grades 2-4 and 5-8.

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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NGSS

OMSI Supports educators in fulfilling NGSS requirements by providing corresponding programming, opportunities, and resources for them and their students. To learn more about specific ways in which OMSI programs align with and fulfill science standards reach out to the Inbound Sales team at 503-797-4661.