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Students explore space science by participating in a sky observation activity. In this astronomy lesson, students define a list of astronomy vocabulary terms and examine star charts of the four seasons. Students gather with their classmates for a night of star observations which they write about after.
Students inspect space science by creating an illustration. In this star identification instructional activity, students listen to a reading of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and complete an astronomy worksheet. Students utilize glitter and black paper to create an image which replicates the night sky.
Middle schoolers are introduced to the concept of stellar navigation. Inside a portable digital planetarium they identify various stars that were used as a navigational tool. They go through several activities in which they attempt to identify their location on earth (in latitude and longitude measurements) using the night sky.