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Provide your class with the opportunity to come up with their own constellation. Using a real star chart, pupils sketch out new constellations and label the stars with their real names. Individuals then compose myths about their constellations using the graphic organizer, making sure that their writing is original and clear. After self-evaluation, individuals turn in their constellation illustrations, myths, and stories.
Students conduct their research to creating an artistic image that shows what their constellation represents. They demonstrate their ability to represent data in their own artistic manner. Afterward, they recognize constellations both alone as stars and with an image behind the stars.
Students examine the various constellations they can see at night. After listening to an expert speak, they discover how the Earth rotates and how that affects the constellations. To end the lesson plan, they make a representation of their favorite constellation.
When looking up at the night sky, there are many familiar constellations that most people can identify. However, someone had to point those out and create the related mythology. Put your pupils in the place of the creators and invite them to make their own constellations and compose related myths to go with their constellation. The project brings together science and writing and includes a list of clear requirements.
Students explore constellations, as well as facts and myths about them. They read three myths about three particular constellations. In groups, students perform activities and discuss how to connect the stars in a constellation. They name constellations and write myths about how the constellations came to be.
Students examine constellation myths. In this constellation myth lesson, students read "Orion, the Hunter", "Ursa Major, the Great Bear", and Taurus, the Bull". Students discuss similarities and differences in the 3 myths, create constellations, and then write their own myths about how the constellations came to be in the sky.
Students examine a model constellation and listen to a story about how it was created, and recieve a piece of black paper and a pack of 10 stars. They create their own constellations using a minimum of 5 of the 10 stars.
Aspiring astrologers select a constellation and research the story behind its name, how many stars it includes, which civilization named it, and various distance measurements. Every learner in the class will research a different constellation, so you could have them share or display their projects so that everyone is exposed to several constellations.
Myths and constellations are often connected. Show your class the relationship between the two with a cross-curricular project. For the first part of the project, individuals research their chosen constellation and write a brief report about it. Next, they create a flyer about the constellation and related myth. Finally, they create an illustrated comic strip of the myth using either PowerPoint or other technology to help.
Learners adopt a constellation and find detailed information about their constellation. In this constellation lesson plan, students use the web to find information about a constellation of their choice. They identify the history of the constellation, the name, the type of stars in the constellation, the distance they are from earth, the magnitude and the color and surface temperature of each. They identify interesting facts about the constellation.
Students examine constellations and planets through completing various activities. Students work individually and in groups to create drawings based on stars, compare and contrast the night sky with and without a telescope and learn vocabulary associated with space.
Sixth graders investigate the constellations. For this constellations lesson, 6th graders discover where the constellations are located and the myth associated with them. Students create their own myth and make a slide show about stars and constellations.
Students investigate the concept of the constellations using many different resources to find information. Then students use the information in order to construct models of the constellations that show the magnitude of their size and brightness.
In this space science worksheet, students discover and write the name of their favorite constellation. Then they describe the history of it and draw a diagram, labeling the major stars and providing lines to show its shape.
Ninth graders investigate how ancient cultures viewed their world in terms of astronomy. They read and discuss an informational handout, construct an astrolabe, and locate stars and constellations using star charts.
Sixth graders create a simulated constellation in a darkened room using flashlights. They discuss how light travels, and the distances between stars in a constellation. Each student creates a model of the constellation of Orion.
High schoolers use diagrams of the constellation Orion and the constellation Ursa Major which show the distances between the stars of the constellations. They calculate the perimeters of each, find the average distance of the stars for each and determine which stars in the constellations are farthest apart.
Learners become familiar with constellations. In this space science lesson, the teacher introduces constellations by showing students the star patterns and reading myths. Learners, observe the stars nightly, then choose one constellation to research and write a report about.
Students read stories about constellations. They create constellations by filling in the letters of their names on a test bubble sheet and tracing the design onto white paper. They make up stories about their name constellations.
Fourth graders puncture holes in black paper to represent stars in constellations. They glue white paper behind the black to show the stars. They create several constellations and keep them to use as study guides.