The WVHS Planetarium strives to create memorable experiences that cannot be replicated in a classroom while being an extension of the learning in that classroom.
Each lesson is directly integrated into grade level IPSD 204 curriculum.
All lessons are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and encompass the three dimensional learning of those standards.
Lessons are developed and taught by a certified science teacher.
Click on the tabs above to navigate District 204 field trip lessons.
Each school year 10,000 Indian Prairie School District 204 students visit the planetarium for lessons. Below is a link to a list of lessons by grade level. If you do not see a lesson that will fit your learning outcome or if you have an idea for a new lesson, please contact the director firstname.lastname@example.org.
IPSD 204 Planetarium Lessons (must be IPSD 204 employee to view)
To ensure that field trips run smoothly and that all students have a positive experience, it is expected that teachers review the visit guide prior to the field trip. This visit guide will be included in the reservation confirmation and can be viewed here.
Before submitting a request, please read the VISIT GUIDE
. To request a lesson, IPSD 204 teachers need to fill out this online form:
204 Planetarium Reservation Request Form
- Please fill out the request with as much information as possible. Requests & dates are filled on first-come basis. Groups outside IPSD 204 fill remaining dates starting in SEPTEMBER.
- Lessons will be on MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, & THURSDAYS (no PD Wednesdays due to bus conflicts). Lessons may also be scheduled on Fridays but is dependent on the director's schedule.
- Groups with TWO LESSONS ON THE SAME DATE can alter the lesson start time. All lessons are 1 hour. The first program can start at 10:30 or 11:00am. The second program would start as soon as the first is over. For example, 11:00-12:00pm and 12:00-1:00pm.