The 5th grade class at LE has been taking part in the Nature Scope Binocular Program presented by the Geauga Park District. In the fall students received an introduction to binoculars; the “ins and outs” of using and caring for the binoculars.
Today students got to rotate through 3 separate astronomy stations by naturalists and park district volunteers. Topics of the stations included: sun and stars, moon and planets, and everyone's favorite constellations and deep space objects. The learned that magnitude, or brightness of a star, is measured by size, temperature, and distance. Students got to utilize their binoculars throughout the interactive sessions. They also got to gaze above at the constellations as they sat in the new high-tech planetarium.
Students will conclude our program with field study at Rookery Park in May. We can hardly wait! The 5th grade class would like to say thank you to all the naturalists and the wonderful volunteers that have helped make this program a success.