Great Observations

Location
At the Museum
Format
Classes
Topic(s) Covered
Astronomy
Availability
Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 10am
Groups of 12-24 students
Cost
$5 Per Student
Chaperones and teachers free

This program must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.
Grade Level(s)
3rd — 8th
Season
Year-Round
Duration
50 min
Image of colors

Light and color are things we experience every day, but what are they? Why do we see them the way we do? What can light and color teach us about objects in space? Students will explore these questions and learn how astronomers study the universe using specialized tools and space-based observatories. Activities include analyzing color perception, using color filters, observing spectra and detecting invisible light. Participants work directly with OMSI educators in small group settings.

This program takes place in the Kendall Planetarium. Combine this program with a planetarium show during your field trip.

A minimum of 2 weeks' advance notice is required for all registrations. If you have questions, please contact us at 503.797.4661 or register@omsi.edu.

Standards Addressed Structure and Function:
4.1P.1
Describe the properties of forms of energy and how objects vary in the extent to which they absorb, reflect, and conduct energy.
Engineering Design:
3.4D.3
Give examples of inventions that enable scientists to observe things that are too small or too far away.