Turn down the lights, and turn up the stars! Have you ever wondered how it would feel to walk on the moon, or how heavy you would feel on a planet the size of Jupiter? Students participate in an interactive demonstration that explains how mass, gravity and weight are related. They explore the speed of light and how distant objects appear in the night sky. These concepts are essential for a basic understanding of how the universe operates and for expressing the vast distances of space. Then strap yourselves in as we launch from the Earth out into the cosmos. Students feel like they’re traveling through space in a star ship inside our mobile planetarium. The experience gives students an understanding of our sun, the planets of our solar system and deep space. Most importantly, students have a new-found appreciation about what lies beyond our planet. After their Wacky Wild® Space Adventure they feel compelled to look up at the night sky with a new sense of wonder and awe.
As with all of our Wacky Wild presentations, our Space Adventure can be customized to supplement classroom lessons and enhance student understanding. Contact us today to create your very own space show!
This in-school field trip is designed for no more than 35 students to keep the presentation engaging and hands-on. Large auditoriums, gyms and cafeterias are ideal as high cleanings (at least 11ft) are needed to blow up the planetarium. Your STEM Presenter stays in one room as the students rotate between classes/groups.
Wind, rain, sunlight and other forms of weather will effect the planetarium, air blower, projects and also the safety of the students. Therefore, Space Adventure may only be setup indoors.