With 20 years of development, Starry Night is optimized for a user-friendly experience.
Starry Night gives you powerful, accurate, customizable tools to inspire and engage your students.
Hands-on activities that encourage questioning, experimentation and exploration.
Flexible teaching models, pre- and post-assessment resources, and professional development.
Computer exercises, with interactive simulations, fully mapped to top astronomy textbooks.
Built-in Lesson plans correlated to state and national standards that meet your curriculum needs.
One small step for curiosity, one giant leap for education
Step-by-step lessons plans correlated to state and national standards that meet curriculum needs. Correlations for all 50 U.S. states and all Canadian provinces.
Accurate visualizations and simulations that allow students to make precise observations of Moon phases, motions of the Sun and planets and much more.
Interactive computer exercises and hands-on activities encourage questioning, experimentation and exploration and accommodate diverse learning styles.
Pre- and post-assessment resources are included along with each astronomy lesson, and provide recommendations for improving student performance.
Starry Night provides opportunities to develop key student skills: observation, data collection, analytical thinking and discovery.
Learning extensions are also provided to connect the astronomy lessons to additional topics in math, physics, language, social studies and technology.
All this and a bag of lightspeed too!
Built upon the award-winning Starry Night Pro astronomy simulation software, customized for Middle School student use.
Starry Night Education is:
28 Lesson plans with extensive teacher resources, hands-on activities, computer exercises, worksheets and assessments.
For teachers new to astronomy or using Starry Night for the first time our QuickStart Guide will get you up and running very fast!
Pre-assessment Idea Diagrams and Concept Maps identify pre-conceptions.
Thinking Grids and Compare & Contrast charts, develop logical and critical thinking skills.
Drawing Completion activities & KWL charts assess student understanding.
Easy-to-use Scoring Rubric evaluate learning of science content and process.
4 lesson plans, focused on the reclassification of Pluto, unmanned space exploration, astronomy and black holes.
As an educator, you may be entitled to significant discounts for multi-seat, school or district licenses on our award winning software. This will enable you to install Starry Night on workstations in your class, library or computer lab, giving your students the direct, interactive experience that's proven to be the most effective way to learn.Contact Us for more information.
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