3D Constellation Models

Grade Levels
8th - 10th
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33 pages
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In this activity students will build a 3D model of a constellation. It will help them understand that not all the stars in a constellation are the same distance from earth.

Materials needed: Box, styrofoam or floral foam, spaghetti, marshmallows, ruler.

This activity comes with 2 options:

1. VERSION 1: In this version students will choose a constellation and complete background research. The star distances are already provided for students and directions are given on how to create a scaled model. This version is great for middle school students, SPED students, or classrooms that don't have 1:1 computer access.

2. VERSION 2: In this version students will choose a constellation and complete background research. Students will head to https://stellarium-web.org/ and look up the distances each of the constellation stars are located from earth. This version is great for high school students.

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Total Pages
33 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 days
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