TEACHING RESOURCES

We are in the process of developing teaching resources which will be available through our website for teachers to use with their students. These resources are designed to either be used as pre-teaching materials so students have some background knowledge of the concepts covered in the Star Dome presentation, or they can be used as follow up activities to reinforce concepts presented in the Dome.

We are also accumulating links to websites which may further develop your students' understanding and appreciation of the concepts covered in our Star Dome presentations.

Check out the following ASTRONOMY TEACHING TIPS that may facilitate your planning!

LESSON PLANS

A) Tour of the Solar System

Relative Planet Sizes [PDF]
Relative Planet Positions [PDF]

B) The Earth and the Sun

What causes day/night? [PDF]
What causes the seasons?
- Common misconceptions [PDF]
- Misconception #1 - earth's distance from sun [PDF]

C) The Earth and its Moon

- Relative size and distance [PDF]
- Phases of the Moon [PDF]

 

 

 

Monthly Star Charts

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PLANET FACTS Classification

Sun
Mercury
Venus
Earth
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune