observatory-outsideTeachers, have your students participate in an unforgettable experience of their solar system just before bed. Students and teachers have the opportunity to explore the solar system on an interpretive hike beginning at dusk through base camp. This memorable experience is for all sky watchers of all ages and ability levels. The hike leads to the Haliburton Forest's planetarium and astronomy observatory. Students will be awe struck while viewing the sky through one of the three Meade LX200 telescopes mounted atop the observatory. The content of the program consists of both science and mythology to provide an overview of astronomy from ancient to modern times. This program will be adapted to the interests and needs of the groups. On cloudy nights an extended indoor planetarium show is offered.

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Expectations for Grade 9

Science: Academic and Applied
Earth and Space Science
SE.UC1 – Recognize and describe the major components of the universe using appropriate scientific terminology
SE.UC2 – describe the generally accepted theory of the origin and evolution of the universe and the observational evidence that supports it.
SE.UC3 – describe and compare the general properties and motions of the components of the solar system
SE.UC7 – outline models and theories for describing the nature of the Sun and stars and their origin, evolution, and fate.