Lesson Plans

Want to schedule a virtual visit for your classroom with a Great Basin National Park ranger, Great Basin Observatory scientist, or a Reach for the Stars Educator? Please complete at least three of our lessons with your students, and then reach out to request a visit.

Like what you see and live nearby?   Sign up for a training or classroom visit.

What are stars and constellations? Learn and explore in this activity that is adaptable to various age groups. 

Did you know many animals need darkness to survive? In this fun activity, students are introduced to the concept of light pollution and learn how artificial light at night affects wildlife.

We experience gravity every day, but understanding gravity is quite complex. Take a tour of the solar system to understand the relationship between gravity, mass, and wieght.