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A Magical Sky

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  • Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium
This activity allows students to discover the wonders of the sky
Photo: Planétarium de Montréal

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Description

Description of the activity

This presentation is designed to allow students to discover the wonders of the sky, by day and by night. Children observe the movement of the Sun, the rain and a rainbow. They then discover the stars, the Moon, the planets and the constellations visible at night.

Objective

  • Understand the Sun as a star, the Earth as a planet and the moon as a natural satellite
  • Observe the movement of the sky
  • Identify known shapes or images that can be found in the sky

Equipment needed by the student

  • Copies of the activity sheets
  • Coloured pencils
  • Pencils

Preparation

Make enough copies of the activity sheets, one copy per child.

Achievement

Hand out one activity sheet at a time to the class. Introduce the activity by asking what the kids know about each phenomenon or topic addressed. Next, describe the activity and then give the kids enough time to complete it. Those who finish first can colour in the drawings while they wait for the others to wrap up. Repeat the same steps and hand out the next activity sheet.

Category of activity

  • Preparatory activity

Sub-category of activity

  • Class activity

Grade level

  • Preschool
  • Elementary cycle one

Number of students per group

Individual activity

Duration

One or two 50-minute periods

Activity Sheets

A Magical Sky[PDF - 2.12 MB - 11 pages]

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