Beginning with the rock cycle, students will learn about the structure of the Earth and how it was formed. We will then use activities and discussion to look beyond our own planet to the nature of stars, planets, moons, and other celestial bodies, as well as the structure of the solar system, galaxies, and the universe. A visit to the Star Lab planetarium introduces students to the constellations, and the movement patterns of the night sky. Students will learn the basics of navigating the sky and will hear the mythology behind these celestial patterns. The evening "Star Watch" activity is recommended for those groups taking this class.