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5-PS2-1 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

  • Grade: 5th Grade
  • Discipline: Physical Science
Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down.

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Ask Dr. Sam

Ask Dr. Sam is a student-driven, in-person or virtual program during which the Founder and Executive Director of Wyoming Stargazing, Dr. Sam, will present some astronomical content of your choosing and then provide opportunities for students to direct the remainder of the lesson based on their curiousities. We’ll use web-based images, videos, and applets to […]

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Rube Goldberg Machines

Kindergarten – 5th Grade Program Description: Rube Goldberg machine activities are hands-and-minds-on engaging experiences that can easily be adapted for all grade levels and lengths of classroom learning times.  We can offer this program virtually by droping the supplies off with you and instructing the lesson over Zoom. Rube Goldeberg was an award winning cartoonist […]

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Spandex Gravity Demonstration

5th Grade Program Description: This lesson uses a large piece of black spandex and several balls of different size and mass to demonstrate Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, which is gravity. Students will understand how space bends to makes things fall down towards massive objects. We can offer this program virtually by droping the supplies off […]

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Planetarium Programs

1st Grade Program Description: We use our inflatable planetarium to help students understand the apparent motion of objects in the sky during each night, the changes in positions of the stars throughout the year, and changes of daylight hours throughout the year. 1st Grade Cross Disciplinary Concepts: Patterns in the natural world can be observed, used […]

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