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Grade 6 / Topic: Sky Science


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Students will be the astronomers of the day by using different instruments to observe a variety of celestial phenomena and recognize objects in the sky and its positions and motions. Let us buckle our seats and take our shuttle into a last forever journey through constellations and by traveling the galaxy to find an ideal place for our space vacation. Is that possible? Yes, it is possible by visiting our SKY DOME and watching one of our movies “SKY QUEST”, “CHRONICLE OF A JOURNEY TO EARTH”, “FROM EARTH TO THE UNIVERSE” and enjoy the science talk by our Educator.

SKY QUEST

Sky Questis an exploration of the stars, planets, and constellations told from the viewpoint of an astronomer. Share her lifelong fascination with the heavens — from her childhood adventures on Mars (via a cardboard rocket) — to the discovery of her “birthday star” that led her to become an astronomer and build her own mountain-top observatory.

Sky Quest is an entertaining and educational exploration of the night sky that introduce easily observable objects in the night sky with emphasis on finding them and knowing their characteristics. It also stresses the idea that anyone with an interest can participate in astronomy observations and take astronomy up as a hobby and a career choice.

Running Time: 24:30 minutes
Subjects Covered: Objects in the sky and its positions and motions, light pollution, Astronomy as a career, using technology to study the sky
CHRONICLE OF A JOURNEY TO EARTH

Chronicle of a Journey to Earthis a tour of the solar system from the outside in, focused on Earth and how it is unique. The viewer learns about each of the planets, as well as the difference between rocky and giant planets, and is introduced to dwarf planets and other objects in the solar system. Once on Earth, the viewer is taught about specific sky events that distinguish Earth from other planets: lunar phases, and lunar and solar eclipses. The viewer also learns about the way that Earth’s seasons work and how they depend on Earth’s tilt on its axis and its relationship to the Sun. These concepts are woven together into a documentary journey and help relate the information presented in the show to the lives of students, families, and the general public.

Running Time: 20:21 Minutes
Subjects Covered: the eight planets of our Solar System (their characteristics, surface conditions, and if they have moons), comets, dwarf planets, asteroids, the seasonal changes of Earth and how day length and Sun elevation are involved, the cycle of the Moon's phases, along with how the position of the Earth and Moon relative to the Sun produce the occasional lunar eclipse and rare solar eclipse.
FROM EARTH TO THE UNIVERSE

This stunning, 30-minute voyage through space and time conveys, through sparkling sights and sounds, the Universe revealed to us by science. Viewers can revel in the splendour of the worlds in the Solar System and our scorching Sun. From Earth to the Universe takes the audience out to the colourful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars, and still further out beyond the Milky Way to the unimaginable immensity of a myriad galaxies. Along the way, the audience will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and today’s giant telescopes that allow us to probe ever deeper into the Universe.

Running Time: 30:00 Minutes
Subjects Covered: Astronomy, Planets, Milky Way, Stars.