The 88 constellations tell the story of our universe and our fascination with the night sky. Students find the tangible aspects of astronomy, the identification of stars and constellations, to be fun and engaging. With this in mind, I wrote a puzzle that will allow students to explore some of the lore associated with the night sky and 88 constellations.
This activity is meant to be used with the Internet site 88 Constellations at Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/88_modern_constellations
). Students will need access to a computer and the Internet.
The puzzle prompts students to search through the site and utilize many of the linked contents. Facts include constellation meanings, bright stars, history, and celestial objects such as clusters, nebulas, and galaxies.
Along with a key, I included a separate word list as an option to use with the activity.
Note: The puzzle was created using armoredpenguin.com, and I wrote all of the content. The latest version includes a new puzzle plus the original. Thanks.