Virtual Field Trip to the Planetarium
⭐️Let’s all take a field trip! In this Virtual Field Trip, students take a journey to a planetarium for an exciting and educational cross-curricular learning experience! Students will learn about the moon, stars, constellations, Astronauts, the International Space Station, our galaxy, and more! This virtual field trip in Google Slides & Seesaw contains video links, images, reading passages, exercises, writing activities, and more.
⭐️This resource integrates a variety of science, reading, critical thinking, and writing skills. Students complete reading and writing assignments along with watching videos and completing thought-provoking exercises. Incorporates key reading comprehension, writing, multimedia, interdisciplinary studies, and other skills.
*Please note: This resource includes links to YouTube videos, so ensure you and your students have access to YouTube before purchasing. Although great care has been taken to ensure all content is appropriate for the stated grade levels, each classroom is unique and it is recommended that teachers review all content prior to use. I recommend embedding the videos to avoid ads and other content that may be inappropriate. Instructions for embedding the videos are included and it should only take a few minutes. Also, keep in mind that any links to third-party content may be changed or removed by the content owner. All links are reviewed regularly; however, if you find a broken link, please let me know so I can update the resource accordingly.
✏️Google Slides & Seesaw Formats – These interactive formats are perfect for classroom and distance learning. Slides are interactive and can be used as a fun and engaging exercise within the classroom or remotely.
✏️Engaging Interactive Maps & Virtual Video Tours – Interactive maps & virtual video tours take students inside the action.
✏️Reading Comprehension – Integrates key reading skills like compare & contrast, multimedia, multiple sources, and more.
✏️Writing & Science – This virtual field trip helps students understand more about the world around them and uses writing prompts to explore their reactions and ideas.
- What is a Planetarium?
- Planetarium Map
- The Night Sky Exhibit
- The Moon
- Phases of the Moon
- Meet an Astronomer!
- International Space Station
- What is a Solar System?
- Rotation and Revolution
- The Rocky Planets
- The Gas Planets
- Our Galaxy
- The Milky Way
- More to Explore!
*Answer Key also Included
Take a closer look at what this virtual field trip looks like in this video preview.
This virtual field trip takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete. The time it takes to complete can vary based on your students. It can be completed in one session or broken up into multiple sessions.