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Design Your Own Planet

Time Frames
During School Day, After School
Field Trip, Off Campus Professional Development, Other
Prof. Dev., 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Community/Fam., Talented/Gifted, Special Ed


In this two- and half-hour program, participants will have the opportunity to have free unstructured play in the Climb, Crawl, Slide sculpture, explore the lower level play installations and learn the creative process through creative instruction. Design your own planet allows participants to learn facts about planets in our solar system, relation to the son, and recognize patterns in the sky. They will then create a painting of one of the planets and have time to design their own unique planet.

Students Will

  • discuss the similarities and differences between the appearance of planets and explore what might cause certain planets to have certain appearances
  • make revisions and alter drawing/painting techniques to improve final results.
  • make a unique representation of a planet in the night sky as well as design their own unique planet.
  • be inspired by astronomy and the night sky. Inspiration may happen through videos, non-fiction texts, or online telescope pictures


Dates: August 2019 - July 2020
Times: 9:30-12:00 or 12:30-3:00
Duration: 2.5 hours
School Fee: Price Per Student: $10.00
Minimum Attendance: 25
Maximum Attendance: 150
Bilingual: No
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Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: •Group reservation – Fees range from $10-$20 per student, per 2.5-hour session, depending on which wildly creative activity is chosen. •For more information and to register, please visit
Deadline: 2 weeks prior
Cancellation Policy: In the event that you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, and your request is received by SPARK! with more than 30-days notice, you will receive a 25% refund of amount already paid. If SPARK! is closed due to circumstances beyond our control (e.g. inclement weather, utility outage, or any other issue that may prohibit our ability to deliver a true SPARK! experience) all programs will automatically be canceled and 100% refund will be issued. If SPARK! is open, but your group chooses not to come, no refund will be issued. NOTE: If the Dallas Independent School District closes for inclement weather, so does SPARK! If you have questions as to whether or not SPARK! is open during inclement weather, you can check,, (972) 925-3700 or (214) 421-7727.
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