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Solar System Science for Grades 3-8

Solar System Science for Grades 3-8

Fly through our solar system to visit planets, moons, and other objects in our Solar System, comparing the features and energy processes at work. Compare our Solar System to recently discovered exoplanet systems.

**Seating capacity may be limited in compliance with public health guidelines in effect on the day of your visit. Maximum capacity includes all students, teachers, aides, chaperones, parents, and siblings.

Subjects: Space Science
Program Type: Planetarium Digistar Presentation
NYS Standards:

  • 3-PS2-2. Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.
  • 4-PS3-3. Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.
  • 5-ESS2-1. Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.
  • 5-PS2-1. Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down.
  • 5-ESS1-1. Support an argument that differences in the apparent brightness of the Sun compared to other stars is due to their relative distances from Earth.
  • MS-PS1-7. Use evidence to illustrate that density is a property that can be used to identify samples of matter.
  • MS-PS2-2. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.
  • MS-PS2-4. Construct and present arguments using evidence to support the claim that gravitational interactions are attractive and depend on the masses of interacting objects and the distance between them.
  • MS-ESS1-3. Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.


Where is it?

Strasenburgh Planetarium

When is it?

Days Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Start Date: 10/19/2020
End Date: 06/25/2021
Program Length: Allow 1 Hour
Earliest Start Time: 10am

Who Should Attend?

Grades: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
Minimum Attendence: 15
Maximum Attendence: 52

How Much Does It Cost?

Cost: Planetarium Group Admission (for 1 show): $8 per person; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member Adults free; COMBO: $4 additional charge when adding to Museum Group Admission or another Planetarium Show Admission
Minimum Student Charge: $15

How To Book?

Call: 585.697.1942
Reservation Timeframe: 3 Wks

Need More Information?

Name: Member & Visitor Services
Phone: 585.697.1942


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