This education kit contains resources for Years Prep-3 students focussing on day and night, the Moon, the Sun, and our Solar System. The study of these topics has curriculum links to the Science, Mathematics, Thinking Processes, Interpersonal Development and Personal Learning domains of the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS).
The kit provides resources relating directly to a class excursion to the show Tycho to the Moon at Melbourne Planetarium, as well as student activities to do at home or in the classroom. The background information and activities complement the Planetarium show, but can also be used as a school-based unit of work.
|About Melbourne Planetarium|
|Teacher Notes: includes Curriculum links, Glossary Solar System statistics
|School based activities|
|Concepts and terms & What do Toys do at night?
|Investigating light and dark
|Unlit at night
|The Moon is lit and unlit too
|The Sun is a close star
|No light of their own
|Toys to the Moon
|Story: Toys watch the sky
|Find-a-word and Crossword
Visiting the Planetarium
Planetarium shows consist of a 25 minute presentation in a domed theatre. They are followed by a 10 minute practical guide to ‘What’s in the sky tonight?’
If a planetarium show is your first programmed activity at Scienceworks, it is important that you arrive about 30 minutes before the show’s starting time. This allows time to process payments, store lunches and bags, and for student orientation before proceeding to the planetarium.