Teachers Guide Perot Museum Programs 2012-13 : Page 14

PORTABLE UNIVERSE Our Portable Universe brings the stars and planets to you! With the Portable Universe , any school day can be transformed into a simulated evening of educational stargazing. Our state-of-the-art digital planetarium is specially designed for portability, giving your students the opportunity to explore the enigmatic beauty and scientific marvels of the night sky — without ever leaving your campus. Portable Universe programs can accommodate 10 to 29 students, depending on students’ ages, plus a teacher. Portable Universe The Sky at Night: Live (Grades PK-12) Duration: 50 minutes Students can learn a lot about planet Earth by exploring the movements of the sun, moon and stars — not to mention the insights they’ll gather when a virtual journey to other planets and distant galaxies gives them a glimpse into Earth’s unique place in space. Portable Universe content is tailored to meet the learning needs of each specific age group and is well suited for both cultural and scientific studies. This program is perfect for introducing students to the wonders of the universe or to supplement deeper in-classroom study of astronomy. TEKS: Kindergarten: 2ae, 3c, 6cd, 8bc 1st Grade: 2ae, 3bc, 6cd, 8bc 2nd Grade: 2aef, 3bc, 8d 3rd Grade: 2d, 3acd, 8bcd 4th Grade: 2d, 3acd, 8c 5th Grade: 2bd, 3acd, 8bcd 6th Grade: 1a, 3abcd, 11abc 7th Grade: 1a, 3abcd, 9ab 8th Grade: 1a, 3abcd, 7ac, 8abde, 10a 9th-12th Grade: Astronomy: 1a, 3abcd, 4abcd, 5abc, 6abc Portable Universe One World, One Sky (PK-K) Duration: 45 minutes What early childhood student wouldn’t want to join Big Bird, Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu on a trip to the moon? This 25-minute Portable Universe movie, followed by a 20-minute program, follows these Sesame Street friends as they explore the sun, moon and stars, including the Big Dipper and North Star. The imaginary journey allows students to discover that no matter where we may live on Earth, we are all connected under the same sky. Portable Universe Planetarium Setup Requirements: Most schools find the gymnasium or multipurpose room the best location for presentations as the planetarium requires a large, air-conditioned room with dimensions of at least 25 ft. by 25 ft. floor space and 20 ft. overhead clearance. Access to a 110V electric outlet is required to run the planetarium. The Portable Universe cannot be set up outdoors or on an auditorium stage. Allow 40-60 minutes prior to the first program and following the final program for setup and takedown of the Portable Universe . 16 PER O T MUSEUM OF NA TURE AND S CIENCE TEA CHER’ S GUIDE 2 012 | 2 013

Portable Universe brings the stars and planets to you!

<br /> Our Portable Universe brings the stars and planets to you!<br /> <br /> With the Portable Universe, any school day can be transformed into a simulated evening of educational stargazing. Our state-ofthe- art digital planetarium is specially designed for portability, giving your students the opportunity to explore the enigmatic beauty and scientific marvels of the night sky — without ever leaving your campus. Portable Universe programs can accommodate 10 to 29 students, depending on students' ages, plus a teacher.<br /> <br /> Portable Universe Programs:<br /> <br /> The Sky at Night: Live (Grades PK-12) <br /> Duration: 50 minutes<br /> Students can learn a lot about planet Earth by exploring the movements of the sun, moon and stars — not to mention the insights they'll gather when a virtual journey to other planets and distant galaxies gives them a glimpse into Earth's unique place in space. Portable Universe content is tailored to meet the learning needs of each specific age group and is well suited for both cultural and scientific studies. This program is perfect for introducing students to the wonders of the universe or to supplement deeper in-classroom study of astronomy. <br /> <br /> TEKS: Kindergarten: 2ae, 3c, 6cd, 8bc 1st Grade: 2ae, 3bc, 6cd, 8bc 2nd Grade: 2aef, 3bc, 8d 3rd Grade: 2d, 3acd, 8bcd 4th Grade: 2d, 3acd, 8c 5th Grade: 2bd, 3acd, 8bcd 6th Grade: 1a, 3abcd, 11abc 7th Grade: 1a, 3abcd, 9ab 8th Grade: 1a, 3abcd, 7ac, 8abde, 10a 9th-12th Grade: Astronomy: 1a, 3abcd, 4abcd, 5abc, 6abc<br /> <br /> <br /> Portable Universe One World, One Sky (PK-K) <br /> Duration: 45 minutes <br /> What early childhood student wouldn't want to join Big Bird, Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu on a trip to the moon? This 25-minute Portable Universe movie, followed by a 20-minute program, follows these Sesame Street friends as they explore the sun, moon and stars, including the Big Dipper and North Star. The imaginary journey allows students to discover that no matter where we may live on Earth, we are all connected under the same sky.<br /> <br /> <br /> Portable Universe Planetarium Setup Requirements: <br /> Most schools find the gymnasium or multipurpose room the best location for presentations as the planetarium requires a large, air-conditioned room with dimensions of at least 25 ft. by 25 ft. floor space and 20 ft. overhead clearance. <br /> <br /> Access to a 110V electric outlet is required to run the planetarium. The Portable Universe cannot be set up outdoors or on an auditorium stage. Allow 40-60 minutes prior to the first program and following the final program for setup and takedown of the Portable Universe.<br /> <br /> <br />

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