miSci and the Dudley Observatory offer fun and hands-on science classes for students in grades K-12! Schools and groups can book 45min science lessons during the school year, and parents can sign their children up to for classes during school breaks (December, February, April, Summer). Our current astronomy class offerings are below, and check out the miSci website for more information about break week class offerings and availability.
Spinning in Space (kindergarten – 2nd grade)
Explore our place in space. Learn about Earth and its relation to other bodies in the solar system. Discover, through kinesthetic activities, the movement of the Earth, Moon and Sun system and how this causes common phenomenon such as day and night and shadows. Compliments 1-ESS1-1
Just A Phase (3rd-8th grade)
Discover answers to the questions of the Moon. Learn why our Moon is so bright, why it controls our tides here on Earth and what is happening to the Moon. Each student will walk their Moon through the phases as they discover what creates new, full, and waxing Moons. Compliments 3-PS2-2, 5-ESS1-2, MS-ESS1-1
Spectacular Spectroscopy (3rd-12th grade)
Explore the travel of light and the use of spectroscopy as we manipulate waves through prisms and color mixing. Understand the frequency and amplitudes of waves and discover how we can learn about the gases of space by experimenting with a various gas samples and diffraction gratings. Compliments 4-PS4-1, MS-PS4-1, MS-PS4-2, MS-PS4-3
Solar and Lunar Eclipses (3rd-8th grade)
On August 21, 2017 the entire United States experienced a solar eclipse. This class explores the difference between solar and lunar eclipses using kinesthetic astronomy, what the solar corona looks like, and teaches students how to safely view a solar eclipse. Compliments MS-ESS1-1
Meteorite Meteor-Wrong (6th-12th grade)
Learn about meteorites and how they help astronomers study the formation and interiors of the planets in our solar system. Students will explore different rock samples to determine which are real meteorite samples and which are rocks from Earth.