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125 resources with the keyterm constellations

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Seven Stars

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Students examine the stars and constellations. For this Seven Stars lesson, students manipulate logarithmic formulas to discover star properties.  Students read the story of the Seven Stars in the Crow culture and discuss the brightest...
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Star Stories

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
An unusually inventive and entertaining presentation awaits you and your class. The first few slides introduce the animals that certain constellations represent. There are also creative stories by other students of fictitious animals...
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Project: Myth Project – Constellations

For Teachers 4th - 6th
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...
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Wild Constellations

For Teachers 1st - 6th
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, they make a representation of their...
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Astronomy

For Students 6th - 8th
A broad sampling of material related to stars is covered here. You will want to review each question to see if it corresponds to your curriculum. The formatting is inconsistent, but easily corrected if you use the information to create...
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Glowing Constellations

For Teachers 4th - 12th
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...
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Constellations

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
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...
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Create Your Own Constellation Mini-Project

For Teachers 4th - 8th
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...
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From Fact to Fiction: The Origins of Constellations

For Teachers 6th
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...
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Sky Quest: Exploring the Constellations

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
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...
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Constellations

For Students 5th - 8th
For this constellations worksheet, students define and discuss forty key terms associated with constellations and circle each one in a word search puzzle.
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Astronomy Merit Badge

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore astronomy through the Starry Night Constellation Adventure software. They print star charts and identify constellations. They sketch the Big Dipper and describe the Milky Way. They list the five most visible planets and...
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Planet/Constellation Mobile

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers construct three-dimensional solar system mobiles.
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Tasty Constellations

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students conduct research on a constellation and create a model of it using marshmallows as stars. They draw the constellation in pencil on black paper, glue on marshmallows, and trace the pencil with chalk to connect the stars.
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Zodiac Constellations

For Students 4th - 5th
In this space science worksheet, students learn to identify the 12 constellations of the Zodiac. Students read the information and look at the detailed drawings of each constellation and when it is visible in the night sky.
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Science Crossword Puzzles: Constellations

For Students 4th - 7th
If your class is studying constellations, you might consider this crossword puzzle as a light activity to go along with your lesson. Learners solve the puzzle using 9 given clues. You could have your pupils look up the constellations and...
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Seeing Stars

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students discover constellations. In this astronomy lesson, students discuss stars in the sky and that a group of stars is called a constellation. Students then create their own constellations by dropping stars onto a black paper, and...
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Stars in Your Eyes

For Students 6th - 9th
In this solar system worksheet, students answer 20 short answer questions about the stars, the planets, the sun and moon, meteorites and constellations.
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Starring...Bears!

For Teachers K - 4th
Students illustrate a First Nations' legend.  In this legend of bears instructional activity, students read several legends which involve bears and groups of stars or constellations. After reading, students illustrate portions of the...
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Make Your Own Constellation Myth

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners examine constellation myths. In this constellation myth instructional activity, students read "Orion, the Hunter", "Ursa Major, the Great Bear", and Taurus, the Bull". Learners discuss similarities and differences in the 3...
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Sky Quest

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars identify constellations in the evening sky. In this Sky Quest lesson, students create their own star patterns using a star map worksheet. Young scholars explain how different celestial bodies in space are viewed through a...
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Star Stories

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Students study constellations and the stories that go with them. They identify at least 3 constellations in the night sky. Students recognize some of the myths surrounding the constellations. They create their own constellation and myth.
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Star Gazers

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research stars, constellations, planets and galaxies including names, shapes, sizes, colors, patterns and ages. They suspend the stars and planets from the ceiling and change monthy to display the various constellations. As a...
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Finding Out About the Stars and Planets

For Teachers K - 4th
Students complete a web-based activity to study the planets and solar system. Students complete a number of activities including a slide show that depict the true facts about planets.