Classroom Connect is a FREE program (Utah Public Schools Only) for third & sixth grade classes offered by Clark Planetarium to enrich your astronomy core. This digital interactive visit will bring an expert to your classroom, even when we can’t physically be at your school. All you need is a computer and projector. (We can often accommodate all of your classes in one day, which further reduces your setup).
For third grade classes, the "Earth, Moon and Sun" program consists of three parts:
1 A pre-visit activity that will help your students understand that sunlight provides both light and heat.
2 The presentation. During the presentation, your students will have two-way communication with a planetarium expert as he or she guides your students through a variety of topics, including the shapes of the Earth, Moon, and Sun, as well as why things move through the sky over the course of a day. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.
3 As a post-visit activity, your students will build their own sundials so that they can follow the movements of the Sun through the sky and associate that with the time of day.
For the sixth grade classes, you can pick from the following topics;
Pre and post activities for these lessons are currently in development, and should be ready in the near-future. Currently, the visit consists of just the live portion of the presentation.
The only hardware you will need for this experience is a computer and a projector. Many of your classrooms already have these devices. Clark Planetarium will send a package to your school with the webcam and a USB drive with the software and instructions. Just plug both into the computer, follow the few simple instructions, and it is ready to go in minutes! We will do a test connection a day or two before the presentation just to make sure everything is working fine. When we’re done, simply return the equipment in the postage paid box. It costs you nothing!
Save and complete the Classroom Connect request form below. Attach it to an email and send to
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