Constellations

Before class preparation

  • What are constellations?
  • How were constellations used throughout history?
  • What do modern astronomers use constellations for? Is there even a need?

In class activity

  • Activity: Using a Star Map, find constellations in the night sky
    • Name constellations & asterisms from a given pattern
  • Lesson: Using constellations
    • Identify the names different things we can see in the night sky (stars, planets, constellations, asterisms…etc)
    • Compare and contrast different astronomical terms
  • Finding the Big Dipper, Polaris, Sirius and other stars in the night sky

After class work

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