Night Sky is Shining at Countrywood

Ready for the lights to be turned off and the night sky to appear, students are in awe of Star Lab.
Ready for the lights to be turned off and the night sky to appear, students are in awe of Star Lab.
Once everyone is settled in, the lights go off and the show begins.
Once everyone is settled in, the lights go off and the show begins.
Students crawl through an entrance chamber that is meant to keep the Star Lab light tight.
Students crawl through an entrance chamber that is meant to keep the Star Lab light tight.

Kindergarten students in the Dual Language program from Ms. Travaglia and Ms. Rodriguez’ classes visited Star Lab, an inflatable planetarium donated to the district by SHEF.  The students had been studying how the stars are formed to create various constellations. They found Orion, Ursa Major, and Polaris, which is also known as the North Star.  The students were amazed as they discovered all that exists in our very own sky. The students asked so many inquisitive questions about how stars were formed and why shooting stars exist.  Looks like little astronomers on the way!