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Constellations

Suggested Grades

K-3

Objective

Students will examine present constellation patterns as well as create their own.

Materials

  • The Glow-In-The-Dark Planetarium Book Annie Ingle, ISBN: 0-679-84367-1, $7.50
  • Sticky stars
  • Black construction paper
  • Flashlight
  • constellations constellations

    Two sample sheets of constellations for handouts. Click for a printable, full-page view. Press the 'back' button on your browser to return to this page.

Method

  • Shut off classroom lights and cover/close windows
  • Turn on flashlight and read The Glow-In-The-Dark Planetarium Book
  • Turn off flashlight when finished each page to "reveal" constellations
  • When completed book, turn on lights (obviously!) and hand out examples of constellations
  • Get children to copy a few with sticky stars on black construction paper (might need glue for stars to stick properly)
  • Ask children to create their own constellations
  • Older grades may want to attach a story to their constellation for display

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