Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium

Visit the Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium, and explore the night sky! Pre-K and kindergarten students will discover the sun, stars, and big dipper with their Sesame Street friends. First graders will explore the magical, musical world of atoms and molecules, and second and third graders will learn about the wonders of the moon, as well as Native American stories. Fourth graders will have to hang on for a roller-coaster-like ride through canyons of raging rivers and hot flowing lava! Fifth graders will experience the most powerful storms on earth, while sixth graders will learn about meteors and meteorites, as well as results from recent NASA missions. 

Contact Info
Address: 156 Heaton Park Drive, Atlanta, GA 30307. DeKalb County. Tel: 678-847-7113. Website: www.fernbank.edu. Email: ed.albin@fernbank.edu. Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 9:30AM-1:30PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: Pre-k-6th. Activity Type: Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes. Cost: Free. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science.
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Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

360 Degrees Observatories Lesson Plan

Most major cities have an observation deck. Built on top of skyscrapers, they provide visitors with 360˚ views of the world below and give them an opportunity to view a city from a different perspective. Students observe the physical and human geography of a city from the vantage point of an observation deck.... Continue