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FOR 4TH - 8TH GRADE SUMMER SCHOOL

With authentic space exploration, Slooh lights up summer school

Slooh seamlessly integrates into any summer learning experience, enriching STEM education with hands-on space exploration. While students collect and analyze space phenomena and complete curriculum-aligned, gamified learning activities, Slooh fosters critical thinking, scientific inquiry, and a lifelong passion for exploration.

Ahlcon Public School

Allen Academy

Brownsville Independent School District

Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences

Innovations International Charter School of Nevada

Phillips Academy Andover

Region 12 Schools

West Sound STEM Network

Slooh is much more than online observatories. It is patented technology delivering the cosmos live and in full color. It is a curation of the 1,000 most wondrous stars, planets, nebulae, galaxies, comets and asteroids with their stories passed down since antiquity. It is a telescope reservation system that makes shared control with a global community more fun, social and educational, with advanced control for deeper investigation.
Australian Observatory
Launching in early 2024, Slooh's new Australian observatory will extend Slooh's live coverage to 24 hours per day. The observatory, located a stone's throw from the world-class Siding Spring Observatory, will house a new research-grade Half Meter telescope. 
Chile Observatory
Slooh’s southern hemisphere observatory, in partnership with the Catholic University, features three telescopes offering complete coverage of the rich southern skies. 
Slooh is your interface to space
Canary Islands Observatory
Slooh’s flagship observatory features six telescopes and is situated at 9,000 feet at the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands, home to the largest optical telescope in the world. The time zone shift makes daytime astronomy possible in the United States. 

Summer and after school are the perfect opportunity for students to explore new interests like the field of astronomy. With Slooh, students can control and use a global system of high-resolution, deep-space telescopes to capture celestial marvels in real-time and complete standards-aligned learning activities. Developed with industry experts, three new Slooh Quests, perfect for 4th – 8th grade, are guaranteed to enrich summer learning and get kids thinking - and acting - like astronomers.

Perfect for 4th-8th Grade Summer School Science

Discover the under appreciated benefits that astronomy education can have on summer school learning programs! From sparking curiosity and fostering STEM skills to promoting cross curricular learning like cultural awareness and environmental stewardship, integrating astronomy into summer activities offers countless benefits for young learners. Learn More on the Slooh Blog.

Introduction to exploring space with Slooh

See how students using laptops, tablets or smartphones conduct space investigations.

Learn to think like a scientific explorer.

Developmental Benefits

Follow your own path

Guided and independent exploration to nurture individual interests and build confidence

Ponder the cosmos

Apply strength with technology to seek answers to questions students have about the universe

Exposure to career options

Gain exposure to STEM fields within the aspirational context of space exploration

Communication skills

Create personalized infographic posters from astronomical observations for presentation to peers

Authentic experience

Access natural phenomena through real-time experimentation with support from astronomy professionals

Cognitive development

Form a positive connection with a new domain through decision-making, problem-solving, teamwork and critical thinking

All different types of children can find themselves in space.

The Kids of Slooh

The Builder

Experimental and undaunted - ready to learn how it works
Break it, build it, fix it. With an inventive mind and pioneering attitude, this hands-on fanatic will be guided through the intricacies of robotics and animation.

The Dreamer

Explorative and imaginative - ready to piece it together
Enticed by ancient legends and eager to uncover the hidden history of the universe, this storyteller will be captivated by the mythological tales which took humans to space.

The Gamer

Engaged, social and persistent - ready to meet any challenge
Outgoing, competitive and driven to excel, with a gamified space platform and awesome images to post and share, the stars were never the limit and neither is the scoreboard.

The Scientist

Investigative and inquisitive - ready to find the answers
Always asking why, this deep thinker will get swept up in the power of real science, inspecting some of the biggest mysteries in the Universe.

The Creator

Creative, inventive and passionate - ready to capture the universe
Head in the clouds and hands-on any art supplies in reach - from photography to drama and drawing we help spark creative imagination by using technology to gaze into space.

The Adventurer

Curious, inspired and assertive - ready to explore the unknown
Naturally curious and eager to explore, with a little guidance, we help to map a personal cosmic journey that connects back to the wonders of Earth in exciting ways.

Independent Study Programs

Slooh facilitates a variety of independent study programs in citizen science, workforce development, and science communications. Among many options, students can:
  • create a portfolio of their work and learn to publish articles in science journals.
  • form and manage an astronomy club to engage all students, teachers, and parents in your community.
  • create a poster for your science fair and Slooh's Astronomy Fair competition
  • learn to host live and recorded celestial Star Parties 
  • learn from industry professionals to develop skills for the space workforce

Student-led Space Explorers Club

High school students form and manage a school district-wide club as an independent study project to engage all students, teachers and parents in your community. It is like a school newspaper led by students and maintained from year to year under the supervision of a teacher/administrator. Slooh will mentor club leaders with younger students in apprenticeship roles as elementary and middle school representatives.

With Slooh’s district license, all students, teachers and parents have access including:
 
  • Live Star Parties featuring amazing celestial events
  • Independent study programs in citizen science, careers in space and science communications
  • Classroom research projects and science fair poster creation
  • Summer school offered directly to students on Slooh

Any teacher, even those without a background in science or astronomy, can easily lead space investigations with Slooh’s integrated support. We equip teachers with the knowledge and confidence to facilitate space exploration with learners of all ages.

Professional Development

On-Demand Resources

With a mix of articles and videos, your team will find the resources they need to master the platform independently.

On-Site PD

Work with a member of Slooh Crew for 3 hours at your site to get up to 25 educators from orientation to adoption and beyond.

Live, Virtual PD

For individuals and groups of up to 40, log in for 90 minutes with a member of Slooh Crew to navigate through the platform together.

Any teacher, even those without a background in science or astronomy, can easily lead space investigations with Slooh’s integrated support.

Slooh astronomers provide teacher support

Teacher training

Get classrooms exploring quickly with short training videos, teacher support webinars, and professional development.

Teacher administration

Learning activities include teacher guides, lesson plans, student assignment, formative and summative assessment.

Gamified learning

Exploration badges and gravity points entice student-learning while making it easy for teachers to monitor student progress.

"With Slooh's Online Telescope my students are finally able to 'do' astronomy in an authentic, hands-on way befitting of a science course."

Greg Schwanbeck
Westwood High School

“Slooh brings the wonder, excitement, and dreams children associate with space exploration and the cosmos directly into every classroom.”

Dr. David Goldblatt
Former Superintendent of Saddle River School District, NJ


"I don't like online, kids spend too much time in front of screens, 
but Slooh is the exception."

Shawn Laatchs
University of Maine

Contact Slooh
Slooh can be purchased directly or through our partnership with Kiddom as a part of their core grade 6-12 science curriculum. 
Slooh costs as low as $5.00 per student per year for schools with volume discounts for school districts.
 
Slooh integrates with your LMS including PowerSchool, Brightspace, Canvas, Schoology, and Google Classroom.
 
Let us show you how educators are using Slooh to inspire their students. Please fill out the form so we can help you get started with Slooh. 
 
We look forward to leading your students into space!
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