"The treasures hidden in the heavens are so rich that the human mind shall
never be lacking in fresh nourishment."
- Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)
"Thoughts... which ten times faster glide than the Sun's beams..."
- William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Visit the Sandburg Sky Poetry Web
page, including CSMS student-authored sky poems.
Sandburg Center for Sky Awareness
A Fairfax County Public Schools Planetarium
FCPS Planetarium Program: Grade 4; 5; and 6
Additional Instructional Resources: Grade 3-6; 4-8; 8; Miscellaneous
Site Visits to FCPS Elementary Schools
The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Elementary & Middle School Program of Studies in Science provides for
site visits by a Planetarium Teacher to Grade Levels Four and Five.
by the Sandburg Planetarium Teacher
Tell me and I forget.
Show me and I remember.
Involve me and I understand.
The following hands-on activities will be used by the Sandburg Planetarium
Teacher during site visits to elementary classes. It will be especially
helpful if the hosting classroom teacher is familiar with (and has provisioned for) the activity before
the actual site visit.
Grade Level 3-6 - For classroom teachers, a
suggested Moon-phase activity...
Grade Level 4-8 - For classroom teachers, a couple
of suggested sunspot-related activities...
Grade Level 8 - Earth and Space Systems (Moon
phases, solar and lunar eclipses, ocean tides, and change of seasons). A
few suggested activities for classroom teachers...
Additional Instructional Resources
Geoscience-Related Information Servers | Geosystems in FCPS
Meteorological Society DataStreme Project