During third quarter, our group of approximately 130 fourth graders learn all about space and our solar system. This field trip to the planetarium would give our students the opportunity to experience firsthand what they are learning in the classroom.
Students love learning all about the Earth, moon, sun, and other planets. They enjoy differentiating rotation and revolution using movement in the classroom. However, many parts of this space unit are very abstract and can be difficult for students to understand because much of space is not visible to the naked eye.
The visit to the planetarium would allow students to make abstract connections to our classroom learning. Our students come from diverse backgrounds and many don't receive these opportunities on their own. This would be a memorable experience for the majority of our students. Requesting $1,320 plus cost reimbursement.