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Kopernik Observatory & Science Center


 (Grades 1-2) (Grades 3-5) (Grades 6-8)
Students explore the relationship of how astronomers almost exclusively use the electromagnetic spectrum to learn about a variety of celestial objects. They will experience through hands-on modeling the scale of the solar system and beyond. Use of a planetarium simulator will demonstrate astronomical cyclical patterns to students.  Students will predict the interactions of a laser beam passing through different materials and will observe that different gases when ionized release unique spectra. If clear, students will safely observe the sun and daytime planets such as Venus with Kopernik‚Äôs telescopes. On cloudy days, telescope tour will have students learning about the different types of telescopes that astronomers use.
Learning Standards for Science (grades 1-2)
1-ESS1-1 Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted
1-PS4-2  Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects in darkness can be seen only when illuminated.
1-PS4-3 Plan and conduct investigations to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.  
Learning Standards for Science (grades 3-5)  
5-ESS1-2 Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky.
MS-ESS1-3 Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.  
Learning Standards for Science (grades 6-8)
MS-PS4-2 Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.  
Learning Standards for Common Core English Language Arts:    
Presentation of knowledge and ideas    
Vocabulary acquisition and use  
$12.00 per student        
Chaperones are complimentary
Class Limit: Minimum class size = 16 students
Length of Program: 2 hours  
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Contact Information
For more information on Extended Classroom, please contact:

Kathy Harasta
Phone: (607) 766-3731

Nicole Waskie-Laura

Phone: (607 766-3730
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