Paper Cup Planetarium

Bring the night sky to your classroom! Using simple materials, learners create flashlight constellations on the wall. They then use their imaginations to create their own star patterns that tell a story.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Invite parents to a viewing party where pupils share and describe their constellations
  • Have individuals find and take pictures of their chosen constellations in the night sky
Classroom Considerations
  • Prepare materials prior to the activity
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  • Provides easy-to-follow instructions
  • Includes important background information on the individual constellations
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