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Wheeler Students Journey Through the Stars

Students at Wheeler Elementary got a starlit experience thanks to the Starlab Portable Planetarium that travels to schools and is used as a hands-on laboratory for discovery.

Fourth-grade classes each took turns throughout the day entering the planetarium that was setup in the gym for an interactive presentation. Planetarium Specialist John Clancy took each class on a journey through the planets and stars, a fully immersive experience of the solar system.

Students saw the night sky as it appears in real life, with the advantage of having Clancy point out constellations and planets throughout the presentation, which aligns with New York State Learning Standards for Mathematics, Science and Technology.

The planetarium program is made possible through OCM BOCES.
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Rob Price, Superintendent of Schools
4466 South Onondaga Road | Nedrow, NY 13120
Phone 315.552.5000