Slooh for Schools

From $25/ student per year for a minimum of 30 student group, or less for larger groups, you have daily access to a network of world-class telescopes and astronomy learning materials.

You also get direct support from us in New Zealand and the team of SLOOH‘s professional astronomers.

We believe SLOOH is a wonderful online astronomy learning experience. We first heard about it a few years ago through one of SLOOH’s live star parties which was broadcasting a lunar eclipse on YouTube. We attended many more events online with SLOOH, star parties and seminars. Once we joined SLOOH and started doing the quests ourselves we liked it even more. Slooh for Education is designed to be a

Curriculum Driven Gamification of Space Exploration

Slooh is a real-time, hands-on interactive and educational experience for your students that we endorse as an on-line astronomy experience.

With the package you get one account at the apprentice level and administrative control of 30 individual student accounts that you can monitor and manage to meet the needs of your students. You can create a private area for your students on Slooh to share and learn collaboratively.

You will work with astronomers and access online resources.

Do your students wish to learn more about the Pleiades (Matariki), the evolution of stars or the Solar System? Now they can do so by taking pictures of these objects themselves, during daytime from school:

More so, they can do it through quests. SLOOH’s interface is gamified. Students can create posters from the objects observed like this one:

Astronomy School Club – 30 + students
price/ student /year
$25
  • minimum $750
Astronomy School Club – 150 + students
price / student / year
$20
  • minimum $1500
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Quests range from one day to one week, one month, one semester, one year or one lifetime. Quests are designed to fit within your curriculum, even if you only allocate a few weeks to the study of astronomy, with cross-curricular components including Nature of Science, scientific reasoning and S.T.E.A.M. activities, as well as co-curricular and extracurricular activities for students who develop a passion for space. 

SLOOH complements visits to observatories and planetaria.

Slooh covers Earth and space sciences topics from Level 4 to Level 8 of the New Zealand Curriculum and taumata 3/4 and 5/6.

There is no need to wait for night time to look at the stars. On the other side of the Earth, where our telescopes are, is nighttime while the students are at school here in New Zealand.

Level Four : “Investigate the components of the solar system, developing an appreciation of the distances between them.”

Level Five: “Investigate the conditions on the planets and their moons, and the factors affecting them.”

Level 6 (NCEA Level One): “Investigate the interactions between the solar, lunar, and Earth cycles and the effect of these on Earth.”

Level 7 (NCEA Level Two):Explain the nature and life cycles of different types of stars in terms of energy changes and time.”

Level 8 (NCEA Level Three): “Explore recent astronomical events or discoveries, showing understanding of the concepts of distance and time.”

and

Taumata 3/4:  Learn about the parts of the solar system, including the planets and their moons, with a developing understanding of the distances involved, and the factors relating to space exploration

Taumata 5/6: Investigate how geological, atmospheric and astronomical cycles, over time, gradually alter the conditions supporting life on Earth. And, Explain how technologies (such as types of telescopes, satellites and spacecraft) are used in studying and exploring the solar system and the universe, and the spatial relationships that impact on the Earth.

Download the presentation PDF here.

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