I’ve posted before about the amazing things we’re able to do because of the many great people and resources we have in our district, and here’s another example of those resources at work. 🙂
Mr. Bartin brought the KSD Planetarium to our school! First grade classes each scheduled a time with him to visit and it was set up in our library! We walked in and really had a hard time containing ourselves (which is a little bad since it was a library. LOL).
We took a minute to chat with us and connect to what we’d already been learning about the sun, moon and stars, and then explained the guidelines for how to act inside the dome.
Then we headed inside. 🙂
While inside, Mr. Bartin was able to show us lots of things about sunrise, moonrise and set, how the stars seem to move, what constellations look like–and we even went back in time!! (Ask your kiddo about this one!!). It was dark in there, and so it was kind of a useless task, but I did try to capture something so you could see what we did. Here’s a picture and a video (which pretty much just looks like a black screen but you’ll get the idea–you can definitely HEAR the excitement. 🙂 ).