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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Curious About the Universe


Sixth graders have begun their exciting interdisciplinary unit through Saint David's ongoing one-of-a-kind partnership with the American Museum of Natural History - Hayden Planetarium.


The Digital Universe takes our boys on a scientific exploration of the cosmos, with the museum's educators and astronomers leading several sessions at the AMNH, while Saint David's teachers create related rigorous engaging learning assignments and activities in science and English classes.


This partnership is unique in the depth of its integration and collaboration, with our boys granted private ongoing access to the Hayden Planetarium and it proprietary UniView software. The boys master the data-visualization software as they research, write, and prepare for a multimedia planetarium show that poses a space-related (astronomy) research question of their choice.


For example, some will explore the Big Bang Theory. Others, may investigate which planets might support life. The boys will present their final shows in the dome of the Planetarium for their parents and classmates in March.

Curiosity about the universe runs deep; this partnership harnesses that inquisitiveness to produce a singular, spectacular learning experience for our boys.




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