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Sky Science

One of our artists will lead your class as we explore sky science through movement and action. We’ll beam into your class using Google Meets and lead the session for you. We’ll have a brief meeting before the first workshop to go over workshop details and answer any questions you may have.

After you check out, you will be able to pick your starting date from our calendar.

Time:  2- 75 Minute Sessions

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I like to learn. It is an art and a science “​

– Katherine Johnson, NASA Research Mathematician

An example...

See how we act out how the sun's rays reflect off the moon and bounce to earth

Program Outline

We use drama and movement to kinaesthetically learn about science by using our bodies to model real science concepts.

Step 1: We will teach the students the concept that we are looking at by using diagrams and videos.

Step 2: Students will have a chance to explore the concept through movement and drama – we will be animating the concept and acting it out.

Step 3: As we move through each new concept in your chosen topic, we will repeat the process of learning and acting so that the students can use their bodies to learn.

Step 4: We will provide worksheets for each topic for your students to complete either during or after our workshop sessions.


Grade 6 Alberta curriculum

Learner expectations:

  1. Recognize that the Sun and stars emit the light by which they are seen and that most other bodies in space, including Earth’s Moon, planets and their moons, comets, and asteroids, are seen by reflected light
  2. Recognize that the apparent movement of objects in the night sky is regular and predictable, and explain how this apparent movement is related to Earth’s rotation
  3. Describe seasonal changes in the length of the day and night and in the angle of the Sun above the horizon
  4. Recognize that the Moon’s phases are regular and predictable, and describe the cycle of its phases
  5. Illustrate the phases of the Moon in drawings and by using improvised models. An improvised model might involve such things as a table lamp and a sponge ball
  6. Recognize that not only Earth, but other planets, have moons; and identify examples of similarities and differences in the characteristics of those moons
  7. Understand that Earth, the Sun and the Moon are part of a solar system that occupies only a tiny part of the known universe
Classroom or Group Setting:
  • Smartboard or projector or TV
  • Internet access and Google Meets
  • One computer with working microphone and webcam
  • 30 minute Meet & Greet session with your Trickster to work out details
  • Please move all chairs and desks aside to create a large open space in your room
  • Print out 1 worksheet per student
  • Willingness to provide feedback to Trickster

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What Teachers are Saying

It works because students better remember what they actually do. We can come closer to a more complete understanding of how things work by acting them out.

It enhances all student learning by providing a methodology for kinaesthetic learning.

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