Astronomy: Visualizing Spaceship Earth

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    Afternoon Class (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST)

Get to know your place in the universe as we journey through a scale model of our solar system, create a model of the zodiac constellations, make daily observations of the sun with a special telescope, and observe the moon and create a model that explains its phases.  Our activities will be centered on modeling everything to a scale that can be observed in our classroom.  We will discover scientific laws and theories using spectroscopes to determine spectral signatures of elements.  If the planets align, we hope to visit the Minnesota Astronomical Society’s Eagle Lake Observatory.  All aboard Spaceship Earth!  ($75 course fee)

About ExplorSchool

For Rising 6th – 8th Grade Students

Your Summer of Discovery Awaits

MITY’s ExplorSchool provides rising 6th-8th grade students a unique opportunity to investigate new topics and dive deeper into their passions at a level that is challenging and motivating.  Intellectually curious students take two classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, enabling them to explore different disciplines, experience things that are not possible within a normal school setting, and forge new friendships.

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