4th Grade Classes

All shows at the Planetarium are flexible and can be custom made to suit individual teacher’s needs.  We have a lecture hall that can be utilized if multiple classes want to visit and team teach with lessons taught by teachers in the lecture hall while I am teaching in the dome.  

4th Grade Concepts

4th grade mini lesson options: 


  • Sun (source of energy and changes of sun over time)
  • Fulldome presentation of The Water Cycle
  • Seasons (changes in the sky)
  • Predictions of Moon Phases
  • Constellations and objects in current night sky
  • Identify landforms caused by weathering, erosion and deposition of water, wind and ice
  • Q & A (something specific, or general student questions of the day)


  • Astro Otter Fulldome Short Video Presentations (dated/two-dimensional animation, but excellently tied to the concepts)  
  • Apparent Motion of the Sun                                                                  
  • Objects in the Sky                                                                                    
  • Rotation and revolution                                                                         
  • Sun Properties                                                                                          
  • Our Solar System                                                                                     
  • Space Exploration                                                                                   
  • History of Astronomy                                                                              
  • Characteristics of the Planets                                                 
  • Spectroscopy


*Contact Leslie Barnhill at x7752 or for concepts chosen