ProtoStars: Planetarium show for Children K-2
Post-Show Activity 2
- Students will use planetarium experience to build a model of the sky.
- Students will work collaboratively on a common project.
- Glow-in-the-Dark stars
- Science Books
- Monday- Have children Put Glow-in-the-Dark stars on walls and talk about the Galaxy this would be a great time to introduce the "Milky Way". Mix Drift detergent and water and glitter and paint it on Black construction paper.
- Tuesday- Introduce the color yellow and paint a big sun and talk about how we can't live on earth without the sun and what it does to help us on Earth.
- Wednesday- Have the children bring their flashlights and turn out the lights in your room have them make moons on the ceiling.... This is a great time to view your "Glow-in-the-Dark" stars.
- Thursday- Put up a tent in your room and have a pretend camp fire under those "Glow-in-the-Dark" stars... have your parents donate some marshmallows and just have a story time with that favorite science book on stars.
- Friday- Show and Tell..... Have the children bring something to do with the Stars, Moon, and Sun and have the Science Center set up with many of your science books and a sensory with some rocks and powdered sugar to let the children feel what the moon may feel like.
© 1999 University of Washington
Revised: 9 August, 2000