Use Stars for Wayfinding!
Before GPS, explorers relied on the stars to help them find their way. Students will identify prominent
constellations and discover how they are used for communication, navigation and timekeeping.
Activities include learning to read a star map, using angles to determine latitude and investigating
how changing seasons affect the skies. Older students will experiment with quadrants and learn
tricks for navigating under daytime and cloudy skies.
This lab takes place inside the Kendall Planetarium and utilizes the dome screen to go along with the OMSI educator’s presentation.
This program is specifically designed for grades 3 through 8.
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Booking + Program Logistics
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This program has capacity for 8-16 students per session, up to 2 sessions per day on select weekdays.
Reserved Labs do not include museum admission. If you are also wanting to explore OMSI’s exhibit halls during your visit you will need to add on museum admission tickets to your field trip reservation.
OMSI supports educators with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) requirements by providing corresponding programming, opportunities, and resources for them and their students. Reach out to learn more about specific ways that OMSI experiences align with and support science standards.