Fourth Grade Solar System Explorers!
We have been learning so much about our own solar system that we have not spent a lot of time thinking about other stars beyond our sun. This lesson is a chance for you to think and learn about constellations (and if you are interested about some of the activity on the international Space Station!) For Step 1 and 2 you can use your Chromebook in the library. For the rest you can visit Mrs. Rankin's room to continue your exploration!
What is a constellation?
Watch one of these two videos (or both) to learn the basics.
Step 2: Can you find the constellations?
Play this video game to try to match the shapes with the stars!
Step 3: Learn and think more about constellations
These centers will be available to visit and learn more.
* Make a Star Finder
(I got this idea from: http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/starfinder/en/ )
* Create a watercolor constellation painting
* Read books and learn the myths behind the constellations
* Create your own constellation
* Write a star poem
AND....I just cannot stop learning about the International Space Station...if you are interested too, here is an online resource to check out: