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Star Patterns in the Sky

This is an astronomy lesson on constellations that teaches students about distinctive star formations we see in the night skies. Students create visual images and written descriptions of their own imaginary constellation. They also work in groups to research and model actual constellations visible locally. Class discussions, as well as individual science journals and handmade star books, encourage students to learn and share new information about constellations. A week of daily star gazing by students connects classroom research to real-world observation. Narratives describe how human cultures throughout history have observed and named many constellations, often using the star clusters to find routes through uncharted oceans or landscapes.

Key Concepts

Planetary Science, Constellations, Star Gazing

Program/Collection

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Duration

Audience

K-2

Partners

National Teachers Enhancement Network

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Topics

Space Science

Resource Type

Lesson Plan

Format

Audio

Updated

10/25/2013

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