EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE GSE – S6E1, S6E2; AKS – S6-B
Astronomy for Middle Schoolers is an Elachee Interactive Distance Learning Program for 6th grade. Determine relative position of planets, the solar system, solar and lunar eclipses, phases of the moon and more in this program that takes a virtual visit to Starlab, Elachee’s portable planetarium. 

Instructions

Step 1: Login to ZOOM Meeting
Refer to the Elachee program confirmation email for the ZOOM login link details. Open link to connect with your Elachee Naturalist instructor for this program before starting video lesson.

Step 2: Launch Video
This lesson requires the Teacher/Scheduling Group Coordinator to pause the video three times (see below). During the pause, your Elachee Naturalist will join your group on screen via ZOOM for a discussion about the content in the segment your students just watched. See icons in the lower left corner of video progress bar for additional functions.

 

Astronomy for Middle Schoolers Program Outline

VIDEO: CHAPTER 1

  • Introduction
  • Stories in the Stars
  • Galileo
  • The Telescope
  • Constellations We Need to Know to Navigate in the StarLab
  • How the StarLab Works
  • What are Stars?                         

CHAPTER 1 DISCUSSION with ELACHEE NATURALIST 
Pause video at 24:52 to interact with your Elachee Naturalist.

VIDEO: CHAPTER 2

  • Circumpolar Stars
  • Spinning on Our Axis
  • Moon Phases
  • Eclipses
  • Using the Big Dipper to Mark the Seasons
  • Constellations Change with the Seasons

CHAPTER 2 DISCUSSION with ELACHEE NATURALIST 
Pause video at 38:45 to interact with your Elachee Naturalist.

VIDEO: CHAPTER 3          

  • Seeing Other Planets in Our Solar System
  • Closing Message

CHAPTER 3 DISCUSSION with ELACHEE NATURALIST 
End video at 51:15 to interact with your Elachee Naturalist.


Astronomy for Middle Schoolers is an original program created and provided by Elachee Nature Science Center, produced with assistance from Norton Aerial Media.

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