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Manual for Afterschool Universe

Manual for Afterschool Universe

This astronomy program is designed for middle school children in out-of-school-time settings. The program explores basic astronomy concepts (like invisible light, telescopes) and focuses on the universe outside the solar system (stars, galaxies, black holes). By offering programming on these topics outside of the classroom, where schedules are less constrained, Afterschool Universe engages students in science and keeps them interested. Afterschool Universe consists of 12 sessions, each typically requiring 45-60 minutes for implementation. The program is flexibly structured for use in a variety of settings, including astronomy days, summer camps, or year-long afterschool programming. Although sessions build concepts when attended sequentially, each session is intended to be freestanding as... Show More


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