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Earth, Moon and Sun

Explore the relationship between Earth, Moon and Sun.

This planetarium show explores the relationship between Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions. Coyote has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system and learn to distinguish between myths and science.

Learn the basics of fusion and solar energy and why the Sun rises and sets. Examine the Moon’s orbit, craters, phases and eclipses. You’ll even take a look at past and future space travel to our Moon … and beyond!

Students in grades two through five will especially enjoy this look at the Earth-Moon-Sun system, though audiences of all ages can appreciate learning the science behind the myths.

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This show is recommended for ages 7 and up.

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√ Assistive listening devices available upon request (at least 15 minutes in advance)

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Morehead can provide assistive listening devices (headsets) for a Spanish translation (currently serving up to 9 students) while the show is presented in English. If you need this option for your class, please discuss this with Morehead Reservations when you are requesting your field trip reservation.

Download the curriculum guide for this show, developed by Morehead educators and aligned with NC educational standards.

Earth, Moon and Sun Curriculum Guide

NC Standards Correlation

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