Space Shapes



Is the Earth round like a ball, or flat like a pancake? That's the topic for Space Shapes, a fantastic introduction to the planetarium for our youngest visitors.

It discusses, of course, the differences between flat and round in space.

Because the recorded portion is only 9 minutes long, the rest of the time is spent on hand-on activities, including a shape scavenger hunt in the planetarium, a solar system demo, and others, as time allows.

The recorded portion of the program is followed by a brief look at the stars, helping students to find some of the shapes we've learned about.


Recommended Audience

grades P - K

Recorded portion

9 min


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