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Cosmic Recipe: Setting the Periodic Table


The famous astronomer Carl Sagan once said: “If you wish to bake an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” Sagan was onto something BIG! Pull up a chair at the Planetarium’s Periodic Table and discover how the Big Bang cooked up everyday elements such as the calcium in your teeth, the silicon in our smartphones, and even the carbon in our apple pies! Features Tom Lehrer’s “The Element Song.”

Recommended for grades 6 - 12

Standards: ESS1.A, ESS1.B, ESS2.A, PS1.A, PS1.B, PS3.A, PS3.B, PS3.D, LS1.C
Duration: 60 minutes
Fee: Yes
Offered: School Year
Location options: Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium located at the Retzer Nature Center


Grade 6-8 program listing