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Sky Quest

Division: A – Elementary

NC Essential Standards Alignment: 3.E.1, 4.E.1, 6.E.1

Event Rules: Sky Quest Rules 2021

Event Score Sheet: None

Clarifications: None

Description:

Teams will be tested on their knowledge of the solar system. Topics include the sun, moon, planets, rotation and revolution, moon phases, seasons, space exploration missions, and identification of constellations/stars/asterisms based on a provided list.

Materials:

Writing instruments only.

Scoring:

High Score Wins.

Common Mistakes:

None

Recommendations:

None

Fast Facts:

None

Event Resources:

2019 Coaches Clinic Presentation (2020 Rules)

2019 Sky Quest Test

Make a Phases of the Moon calendar for 2020

Skyquest 2018 Coaches Clinic Presentation (2019 rules)
2017 Coaches Clinic Presentation
OpenStax – free downloadable text for intro Astro topics
Cassini – The Grand Finale of the Saturn mission
Great resource books and lessons from NASA
Skyquest: Hands-On Activities
Skyquest
DK Find Out!
Solar System Live
Planet Finder
Beyond Earth: A Chronicle of Deep Space Exploration – This book details all space missions and explains how we have progressed in space exploration throughout the years.
What’s Up in Space?¬†
Atlas of the Universe
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space 
Raleigh Astronomy Club
NASA’s Picture of the Day
NASA’s PhotoJournal
Secret Worlds: The Universe Within
Astronomical Distances
Raleigh Clear Sky Chart
Solar System Live
Heaven’s Above
Space Weather
Worldwide Telescope
Where is the Center of the Universe?

Media:

None