Below are PDF resources for teacher’s to use pre- and post-visit.
ATTENTION: Due to the construction at Peelle Hall, the Robinson Planetarium will not be handicap accessible until September 30, 2014. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Any questions should be directed to Dr. Agnes Caldwell, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs at 517-265-5161, extension 4466.
Earth, Moon, and Sun
E.ST.E.1 Characteristics of Objects in the Sky—Common objects in the sky have observable characteristics
E.ST.E.2 Patterns of Objects in the Sky—Common objects in the sky have predictable patterns of movement
E.ST.M.1 Solar System—the Sun is the central and largest body in our solar system. Earth is the third planet from the sun in a system that includes other planets and their moons, as well as smaller objects, such as asteroids and comets.
E.ST.M.2 Solar System Motion—gravity is the force that keeps most objects in the solar system in regular and predictable motion.
Origins of Life
E5.1b Describe how the Big Bang theory accounts for the formation of the universe.
E5.3A Explain how the solar system formed from a nebula of dust and gas in a spiral arm of the Milky Way Galaxy about 4.6 Ga (billion years ago).
E5.3C Relate major events in the history of the Earth to the geologic time scale, including formation of the Earth, formation of an oxygen atmosphere, rise of life, Cretaceous-Tertiary (K-T) and Permian extinctions, and Pleistocene ice age.