Discovery Dome is the science department's newest resource that is available to CCS teachers as a supplemental activity for science classes.
For the last five summers, CCS teachers presented the Discovery Dome at the Ohio State Fair.
The Discovery Dome was purchased by the Columbus City Schools in the fall of 2011, to help bring science concepts to life and to give teachers and students a new way of exploring our Earth and the Universe that surrounds us. The Discovery Dome is a portable, inflatable planetarium that allows teachers to show star constellations, space phenomena, as well as science videos in a 360 degree format. The Discovery Dome is different from the two Star Labs that the school district currently possesses.
It offers a fully portable digital theater with true HD, with full dome movies and zoom-in digital star fields. With support from NASA REASoN and a strong partnership with museums and universities, the Discovery Dome brings the excitement of museum-quality shows, presenting a wide range of educational topics.
Before being able to use the Discovery Dome, teachers will need to participate in and complete a training. The training will instruct teachers about the proper usage of the dome, set-up and take down procedures, as well as the use of the software involved in running the different programs.
For more information or to reserve the Discovery Dome, please complete the reservation form here.