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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.
Young scholars examine constellation myths. In this constellation myth lesson, students read "Orion, the Hunter", "Ursa Major, the Great Bear", and Taurus, the Bull". Young scholars 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 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.
Learners explore the concept of constellations. In this constellation lesson, students create a KWL chart about constellations and read a book about constellations. Learners practice identifying various constellations and outline, cut, and paste constellations of their choice.
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.