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The goal of this grant is for students to answer Why do patterns of stars seem to move across the night sky from east to west? Why do we see different stars and star patterns at different seasons?

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Jabil - Study the Moon and Stars (Planetarium)

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School:
Bardmoor Elementary School 
Subject:
Science 
Teacher:
Brian Chandler 
Students Impacted:
44 
Grade:
Date:
November 21, 2015

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Jabil - $675.12

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Goal

The goal of this grant is for students to answer Why do patterns of stars seem to move across the night sky from east to west? Why do we see different stars and star patterns at different seasons?
 

 

What will be done with my students

The star planetarium projector projects a star pattern of the Northern sky and rotates around the walls and ceiling. Flip the projector 180 degrees and you can show high-definition images of planets, , moons, asteroids and other types of celestial bodies. There are 24 HD images on three interchangeable discs. All images on the Smithsonian planetarium projector come from the Smithsonian's Astrophysical Observatory. Students will see first hand how this happens in the skies above. 

 

Benefits to my students

They will identify that most stars look like points of light because they are so far away from Earth, identify that the patterns of stars appear to shift across the sky nightly, and identify that different stars can be seen in different seasons. 

 

Describe the Students

My students are from a Title 1 school all of which receive free school breakfast, lunch, and dinner if they choose to. Most are from public housing and lack the opportunities to gain exposure to these topics on their own. They don't lack the desire to learn only the means to achieve.  

 

Budget Narrative

Materials are available from Amazon.com
The Super Moon in my room shows the phases of the moon as they occur each day.
The planetarium shows the stars out at night and the telescope will be used on Science nights or other night activities that involve parents and students. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Super Moon In My Room $54.00
2 NSI Room Planetarium and Projector Smithsonian $486.17
3 Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope $134.95
  Total: $675.12

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