The Region 7 Mobile Planetarium took students to another planet as they ventured inside a large, inflatable planetarium set up in the school gymnasium. Elementary students from across the district will  experience outer space up close and personal in the dome that displays a video across the entire inflatable ceiling. Several students said they want to become astronauts when they found out they were going to learn about planets. When the students climbed in and found a spot to sit on the floor they were looking up and pointing and saying “this is cool”.

“The students are able to learn Earth Science that is vertically aligned with what they are learning in the classroom. Our 5th grade students didn’t get to experience 4th grade STEM day last year so I’m glad we could bring this to them,” said Erin Kay, Director of Science and Social Studies.

She said the exhibit is quick and easy to set up and will be taken to each of the Elementary campuses throughout the week.

Christopher from Anderson Elementary said his favorite part was Saturn. He loved the rings.

“It looks cool in the dark,” he said.

Another student,Taraji, said she learned a lot and liked Jupiter the best.

Mrs. Kay said that the school district was fortunate to be able to secure the exhibit through a cohort with Region 7.

“It is booked until May, and we were able to have it because there was a cancelation,” said Mrs. Kay.

Students from Anderson Elementary experienced a mobile planetarium today provided through a cohort with Region 7.