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Young children love the stars and planets. They love the idea of leaving the Earth and traveling to the stars, of meeting aliens and exploring unknown worlds. Our goal in elementary school is to build the ladder to the stars and help students up the first few rungs by engaging them in explorations of the universe through some of the easily observable phenomena in the sky. After all, astronomy is the most beautiful, engaging, and life-enriching science out there!