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AstroCamp: Casper Planetarium


Casper Planetarium Astronomy Camp and Workshop

In these classes students will discover the wonders of our universe while performing hands-on experiments here on earth.  Classes give students the opportunity to observe astronomical phenomena and build understanding through personal experience. Classes will also enrich students' experience through reading, mathematics, art and music.  Each student will receive an astronomy book at the completion of the class. Classes are held at the Casper Planetarium. Various classes are available in the summer covering ages 5-12.

For teachers the Astronomy Workshop to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics and science at the 4-8 grade levels by improving teacher skills. In order to effectively teach science, teachers must have theoretical and practical knowledge about science learning and teaching.  Pre-service teachers are exposed to activities that integrate inquiry, mathematics, and statistics with hands on astronomy. Participants review current research pertaining to best practices in science education and develop 2-5 classroom activities to align with research and education standards. The pre-service teachers work to develop activities that will stimulate student inquiry and help students seek answers following the principles of the scientific method. Developed activities are evaluated and tested with students enrolled in the Astronomy Camp for Kids program offered by the Casper Planetarium. Copies of developed activities are kept at the Casper Planetarium and made available to educators. 


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