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Journey with the Stars

The Journey with the Stars program at the Battleship Missouri Memorial is an interactive learning experience for fourth grade students and teachers.

How Do We Navigate? 

The Journey with the Stars program includes pre-visit and post-visit materials and lesson plans for classroom teachers to use to help enrich the museum experience. Participation in this astronomy and history based program includes an engaging and interactive museum visit with a planetarium experience, hands-on practice with current GPS technology, observation and application of traditional celestial navigation tools, and an overview of the discovery and settlement of Polynesia and the Polynesian Islands.

Participation in this program provides students with a greater understanding of Hawaiian history, celestial navigation and stellar astronomy, and the use of current technology for aquatic navigation. Throughout the lesson, students demonstrate critical thinking skills in math, science, language arts, history, and public speaking.

Purpose 

Participation in this program provides students with a greater understanding of Hawaiian History, celestial navigation and stellar astronomy, and the use of current technology for aquatic navigation. 

Participation

It is designed for students in grade 4 with up to 25 students per day. 

Program Components 

The Journey with the Stars program includes pre-visit and post-visit materials and lesson plans for classroom teachers to use to help enrich the museum experience. Participation in this program includes an engaging and interactive museum visit with a planetarium - like experience, hands - on practice with current GPS technology, observation and application of traditional celestial navigation tools and an overview of the discovery and settlement of Polynesia and the Polynesian Islands. 

What makes the program unique? 

The program takes place onboard the Historic Battleship Missouri. Participation in this program provides the students with a greater understanding of Hawaiian history, celestial navigation and astronomy, the use of the current technology for aquatic navigation.