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Grade 7

Morehead educators have carefully studied the North Carolina Essential Standards. Our educators have also reviewed all of our programming to identify the best correlations between our shows and your curriculum. Based on this review, we are pleased to make the following recommendations.

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Best Choice Fulldome Planetarium Show

All of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s planetarium shows are now presented in stunning high-definition fulldome digital video in the GlaxoSmithKline Fulldome Theater. If you see only one fulldome planetarium show during your visit, we recommend seeing the “best choice” show. The “best choice” show most closely aligns with your grade level’s curriculum objectives.

Dynamic Earth NC Essential Standards

Ride on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a hurricane, swim alongside sharks and whales and fly into a volcano! Explore the inner workings of Earth's climate system, following a trail of energy that flows from our Sun. Produced by Spitz Creative Media in association with the National Center of Supercomputing Applications, Thomas Lucas Productions, Denver Museum of Nature & Science and NASA Earth Science.

Wildest Weather in the Solar System Educator Resources NC Essential Standards

Experience weather extremes in space as never before. Fly through the dense atmosphere on Venus, methane storms on Titan and centuries-old anti-cyclones on Jupiter. We’ll explore the Solar System alongside our specially designed imaginary spacecraft, so sophisticated that it can take us into the fiercest of planetary cauldrons - bringing us up close with the most beautiful, powerful and mysterious weather phenomena in the Solar System. With lightning 10,000 times stronger than on Earth, winds of 1,200 miles per hour, and dust storms five miles high that could engulf entire planets, audiences will be glad they live on Earth! Produced by National Geographic.

Additional Great Fulldome Planetarium Show Choices

The following show is also appropriate for your grade level and complements the “best choice” show.

Black Holes : Journey into the Unknown NC Essential Standards

Actor Geoffrey Rush narrates this mind-bending fulldome digital journey into the realm of black holes – mysterious, invisible objects that confound our common-sense understanding of the universe. Witness what would happen if you traveled too close to one and see how a black hole is able to warp the very fabric of space and time. No longer the stuff of science fiction, the discovery of the black hole has been a triumph of modern science, an incredible journey from imagination to reality. Produced by Melbourne Planetarium, Scienceworks Museum and Museum Victoria. Pairs well with the Science LIVE! program Phenomenal Physics.

Science LIVE! Programs

Morehead educators present Science LIVE! on the Science Stage and, with advance notice, will tailor presentations to match your group’s grade level and curriculum.

Phenomenal Physics NC Essential Standards

Dramatic demonstrations and interactive experiments play a starring role as we discover the physics of our everyday world. How can a glass of water be turned upside down without the water falling out? Can the human body be used to make an electrical circuit? Audience participation is encouraged as we experiment with forces, motion and electromagnetism. A field trip favorite!

Discovery Classes

Discovery Classes are hands-on, minds-on and designed specifically for your students. These programs add an exciting dimension to your visit.

Solar Systematics NC Essential Standards

What does our Solar System really look like? How do we know? In this hands-on adventure, students become NASA engineers as they design, build and test interplanetary landers that are needed to explore rocky worlds like Mars. Then they jump on board NASA’s Kepler Mission to learn about what it takes to be a planet hunter.

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