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Parametric Studio Planetarium

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With Parametric Studio education kits, students will create exciting projects in real life and then extend their exploration of their creation using augmented reality (AR) and virtual gamification. Two ways to use = two times the fun = two times the learning!

With the Planetarium kit, students learn about basic circuitry, scaling, and projection to explore our solar system! Users can implement the finished kit as a night light and illuminate it however they please, no soldering required. They can also explore our solar system through basic astronomy concepts using the Newton AR app.

This 24-student class pack comes with directions and standards-aligned STEM lessons. Have more than 24 students in your class? Single add-ons are also available for purchase. (Curriculum not included in single kits.)

Real-World Exploration
Each kit includes an easy-to-follow instructional guide that uses photos and written steps to help students assemble a fully functional machine. Parametric’s durable kits can be built and reused several times over.

Augmented Reality with Newton AR
You’ll receive AR cards for use with the FREE Newton AR app that lets students put their planetarium to the virtual test.

The immersive AR technology adds an awesome learning extension to each kit, but it is not required to meet the standard alignments. Only one device would be needed per small group of 4-6 students.

To use Newton AR, students lay out target cards as directed in the instructions. The app can simulate the maker kit’s performance, represent flow of a contraption, link parts of a puzzle together, and be used for quick prototyping. Students can even record their own demo walkthrough videos within the app!


Type: Multi-Student Project Packs Grades: 3-5



  • Assembly Method: Snap-together pieces; glue for stability
  • Lessons: 3 lessons that take 45-60 minutes each; initial assembly may take longer
  • Compatibility: iPad (not required to cover standards and learning objectives); iPhone compatibility to be available April 2024.

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“Newton AR is kind of like this mixture of a design sandbox game and a tabletop game. Because of the Next Gen science standards, students really need such tools at all levels.”

– Chris Whitmer, Parametric Studio founder and CTO