Cradle of Aviation

ASTRONOMY UNIT OF STUDY

North Shore First Graders Visit Cradle of Aviation Museum

As part of their Astronomy unit, all first-grade students at the North Shore Schools visited the Cradle of Aviation Museum this week. The museum was only open to the North Shore first grade classes.

Director of Elementary STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics), Dr. Carol Smyth said, “The students saw a show in the planetarium and learned about the night sky which is what led humans long ago to wonder what is beyond Earth. They 
also looked at constellations, heard stories, and took space steps all while learning astronomy vocabulary. Then, they explored the night sky with our favorite friends from Sesame Street in One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure.”

During the day, the students also visited many of the exhibits in the museum including the Hubble Space Telescope, Contemporary Aviation, Exploring Space, and the Jet Age. 

Thank you to the Cradle of Aviation Museum and all those involved for allowing our North Shore first graders to have such an exciting and educational day of learning about space, the earth, astronomy, and much more!   

Article written with assistance from Dr. Carol Smyth, Director of Elementary STEAM
Photos by Heather Liberman