The Museum offers an outreach program to bring science into your classroom. Content is flexible and can be coordinated with your classroom material and modified to fit a given audience. See the How to Schedule page for information on scheduling and fees.
A Journey through Space
Grades 3-8. Call about older grades.
Length: 50 Minutes
Presenter: Matt Linke
Take your students on an astronomy adventure that covers how we get to space, the tools we use, what we study, and how we get back from space. Using models, demonstrations, short video clips, and slides, we discuss how we learn about far away objects, and what light can tell us about the stars. We launch a rocket in the classroom and talk about why it flies.
We learn a little about which planets have been visited by spacecraft, and which planets are in the sky that night. Throughout the presentation, your students are asked questions, the answers to which take us from one step in the program to another. At the end, they get a chance to ask their own questions.
Outreach to Classrooms
Please contact Matthew Linke (734-647-1381, firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule an outreach visit or if you have any questions about the outreach program.
1-2 Programs $200
3 Programs $250
4 Programs $290
(Four programs per day maximum. Multiple presentations limited to set-up in one location.)
A $30.00 travel fee is charged for trips more than thirty miles from Ann Arbor. Class size is generally limited to 36 students per presentation.
We require a space that can be made very dark and a surface to project onto. We need to be able to use the space for the duration of the presentation(s).
At least one table is required.
The Museum provides everything else.