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ERIC Number: EJ779244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Invite an Alien to Astronomy Night
Governor, Donna; Richwine, Pebble
Science Scope, v31 n3 p46-51 Nov 2007
Dozens of inflatable aliens recently "descended" upon the authors' middle school to kick-off their first school-wide Astronomy night. With an estimated attendance of over 500, their eighth-grade students hosted over a dozen activity-rich sessions designed to entertain and educate students and their families about the wonders of the solar system and beyond. From the Galilean moons of Jupiter, to the farthest reaches of our galaxy, space science intrigued learners of all ages and was the perfect theme for this family night event. Here the authors share their "stellar" experience, and include a detailed description of the activities from the Astronomy Night sessions. (Contains 1 figure and 15 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A