Sep 07, 2018
New Digital Portable Planetarium
Coming to Grant Wood AEA Fall 2018
A planetarium helps students grasp abstract astronomical concepts and can spark engagement and interest in science.
Imagine having your own easy to use, full-featured planetarium at your disposal. A new portable dome and digital projector will be added to the Grant Wood AEA Media Center later this fall.
With this new digital projection system, K-12 classrooms can:
- Simulate the sky from any point on Earth or from other planets and moons.
- Move forward or backward in time at varying speeds.
- Simulate the solar system over a two million year time range.
A planetarium is a scientific model or representation of a system or a phenomenon. We use this model in our classrooms to generate predictions, construct explanations or pose new questions.
The VAST Center will offer a new professional development session later this fall for teachers who are interested in using this in their classroom.
For information, contact Christopher Soldat, GWAEA curriculum consultant - science.