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Our Sky

Children will explore things in the sky including the Sun, Moon, and stars. They will form hypotheses, gather observations, and draw conclusions as they create telescopes, make constellations, investigate sundials, create rainbows, experiment with UV light, and discover changes in the Moon.

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    What's In the Sky?
    Children will explore what is in the sky.
    A girl sitting on ground looking towards the sky
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    Day & Night
    Children will learn about day and night.
    Photo of tree with daylight on oneside and night on the other
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    Moon Phases
    Children will investigate how the Moon moves.
    Small child reaching up to the moon
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    Children will explore how shadows are created.
    Little boy walking looking down at his shadow
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    Ceiling Constellations
    Children will investigate stars and constellations.
    Stars in the night sky
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    Catching Rainbows
    Children will investigate rainbows.
    Young girl dances in a water spray that has a rainbow while holding an umbrella
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    Sun Prints
    Children will investigate the effects of the Sun’s rays.
    Young girl sitting in the summer sun
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    Let's Go Fly A Kite
    Children will investigate things in the sky, and make kites.
    Young boy runs in a field while flying a kite