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Young scholars review the zodiac signs and illustrate their movement using constellations on the wall and themselves to represent earth. Individually or in groups, they stand in the center of the room while a shadeless lamp is placed between the students and the constellations on the wall. As they rotate, they compare the constellations in front of the lamp with those behind it.
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 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. In 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 activity, 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.
Students become familiar with constellations. For this space science lesson, the teacher introduces constellations by showing students the star patterns and reading myths. Students, observe the stars nightly, then choose one constellation to research and write a report about.
Learners 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.
Young scholars examine constellations. In this astronomy lesson, students study various constellations and identify five major constellations. They will construct a model of one of the constellations.
In this constellations worksheet, students read about the different constellations and how to locate them in the night sky. Then students complete 4 multiple choice and 7 short answer questions.
Fifth graders participate in a instructional activity that integrates Science and Language Arts. They become familiar with 3 constellations and the myths attached to them. Students create their own constellation and write a myth about their creation!
Students study constellations. In this constellation lesson, students discuss the constellations in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. Students talk about the ones they have seen. Students then pretend to be astronomers to discover their own constellation. Students illustrate their constellation.
Students examine stars and constellations. In this space science lesson, students visit selected websites to discover information about the classification of stars. Students also practice identifying constellations.
Students explore the concept of constellations. In this constellation lesson, students create a KWL chart about constellations and read a book about constellations. Students practice identifying various constellations and outline, cut, and paste constellations of their choice.

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