New Bridge 6th graders took an on-campus field trip to the planetarium on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Organized by Mrs. Margie Anderson and Mrs. Leslie Brown, arrangements were made for a visit by “PLANETS” and the scientists from UNC. The PLANETS (Portable Learning for All North Carolina’s Elementary Teachers and Students) Portable Planetarium Program is a science education outreach effort of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at UNC-Chapel Hill.
PLANETS delivered a traditional planetarium experience directly to the students of New Bridge without having to travel to Chapel Hill. The PLANETS planetarium presentation and activities were standards-based and interdisciplinary.
The inflatable PLANETS dome stretches 20 feet in diameter and uses cutting-edge digital technology to reach students who may not otherwise encounter Morehead’s informal science education. The PLANETS program was created in 2009 and receives support from N.C. Space Grant, with additional funding from the Chatham Foundation and the University of North Carolina Provost Office.
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