Classroom Constellations

This lesson begins with a presentation on Constellations. Students are introduced to the Northern sky and discus topics such as: What is a constellation? What are the names of some constellations? Why are some stars brighter than others? and How do we label stars?

The activity of this lesson involves students choosing a constellation and using metal food foil and a mobile phone (or other torch) to project it onto the ceiling of the classroom.

Age Range: 7-9 years
Prep. Time: 20 mins
Lesson Time: 20 mins
Cost per activity: Printing of student’s worksheets
Includes the use of: Northern star map, mobile  phone or torch, white sheet of paper, shirt button, 20 x 20 cm food foil, laptop.

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