2nd Grade Classes

All shows at the Planetarium are flexible and can be custom made to suit individual teacher’s needs.  We have a lecture hall that can be utilized if multiple classes want to visit and team teach with lessons taught by teachers in the lecture hall while I am teaching in the dome.  

2nd Grade Concepts

2nd grade mini lesson options:

  • Objects in the sky
  • Shadows with day and night
  • Sun
  • Moon
  • Moon Phases (identification)
  • Weather Data and Patterns (new this year)
  • Quick Introduction of the Planets (new this year)
  • Constellations and objects in the current night sky
  • Fulldome presentation of Zula Patrol: Weather
  • Q & A (something specific, or general student questions of the day)
  • Breakout Box Activity (please give Leslie Barnhill 3 weeks notice for this activity)
  • Astro Otter Fulldome Short Video Presentations (dated/two-dimensional animation, but excellently tied to the concepts)  
  • Apparent Motion of the Sun                                                                  
  • Objects in the Sky                                                                                    
  • Rotation and revolution                                                                         
  • Sun Properties                                                                                          
  • Our Solar System                                                                                     
  • Space Exploration                                                                                   
  • History of Astronomy
  • Characteristics of the Planets