UMSL Fifth Grade Stargazing Effort Program.


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UMSL Fifth Grade Cosmology Outreach Program. Displayed by:. David Peaslee Michelle Brockschmidt Program Consultant: Dr. Bruce Wilking. Program Foundation. The project has been offered in the spring to fifth grade classes in the St. Louis territory since 1992.
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UMSL Fifth Grade Astronomy Outreach Program

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Presented by: David Peaslee Michelle Brockschmidt Program Advisor: Dr. Bruce Wilking

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Program Background The project has been offered in the spring to fifth grade classes in the St. Louis zone following 1992. The system is intended to upgrade the educational modules prerequisites of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. On account of the Missouri Space Grant, there is no charge to the taking an interest primary schools for the Program.

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Program Design The Program is intended for three sizes of gatherings: For gatherings of under 40 understudies the entire Program happens in the planetarium (around two hours). There is no requirement for a collaborator.

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Program Design For gatherings somewhere around 40 and 80 understudies the Program is isolated into two areas. One gathering spends an hour in the planetarium while alternate gains from exercises gave by the partner.

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Program Design For the biggest gatherings (more than 80 understudies) a third room is given to the educators to an action of their picking. The length for this size gathering is three hours.

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Activities Planetarium: The planetarium seats 36 understudies and elements a Spitz A4 Star Projector which extends the movement of 1,354 individual stars, the five unmistakable planets, the moon (with its stages), and the sun. The slide show presents data on the planets, star groupings, nebulae, sun based flares, a globular bunch, the Hubble, and 3-D pictures from the Mars Pathfinder Mission.

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Activities Classroom Activities: The shows incorporate the making of a practical reproduction of a comet Nucleus. Examinations utilizing dry ice (CO 2 ) and fluid nitrogen show to the understudies properties of gasses, fluids and solids in the close planetary system and in addition on the earth’s surface.

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Activities The third gathering plays nearby planetary group Bingo or performs an action gave by the fifth grade educators. Some past exercises incorporate science features, and development of paper planes.

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Program Evaluation The project is assessed utilizing criticism from the educators as a part of the type of a mail in review. Test inquiries : The Program was justifiable to the understudies: ├ ──┼──┼──┼──┼──┼──┼──┼──┼──┼──┤ 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Generally not reasonable Understandable to all understudies The style of presentation was suitable for the class: ├ ──┼──┼──┼──┼──┼──┼──┼──┼──┼──┤ 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Style excessively formal Style proper Style excessively casual

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Program Evaluation The review comprises of 13 inquiries esteemed from 0 to 10. The inquiries measured parts of the Program, for example, substance, subjects, routines, style, and hobby. The review gathers demographic data on the understudies and the instructors.

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Program Evaluation Demographics (as of May fifteenth 2006):

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Program Coordination The welcomes are sent amid the Fall semester. Welcomes are sent to past participants first. Booking happens during the time however the lion\'s share happens in the early winter. The material that is secured in the Program can be school particular.

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Summary The Program is offered for nothing out of pocket to taking an interest schools, on account of the NASA – MO Space Grant. Over the compass of its usage no less than 5,000 fifth grade understudies have gone to the UMSL Planetarium Program. The Program is intended to present an expansive scope of data, and to support enthusiasm for aviation sciences and designing at a youthful age.

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Acknowledgments We thank the Missou

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