Fifth Grade students will

  • Create constellations from their names.
  • Use a planisphere or star map to locate seasonal constellations.
  • Describe the path of the International Space Station on a computer-generated map.
  • Identify circumpolar constellations and Polaris on a star map.
  • Observe changes in the vestibular system.
  • Identify four main characteristics of space environment.
  • Construct protective space suit for “potato astronaut.”
  • Explore the properties of gravity by playing with various toys.
  • Explain Newton’s Laws of Motion.
  • Analyze light using filters and diffraction grating.
  • Compare the light gathering power of a telescope to the human eye.
  • Examine plant specimens and observe three plant responses to sunlight.