2,000 years ago the Ancient Greeks divided up the night time sky into star groups we call constellations. We still use the groupings they invented today.
In this activity, students will be given a star chart for the month of January showing 15 different constellations. However, there are no dashed lines on this chart to show the constellations. The teacher will describe where a star group is on the chart and the shape the constellation looks like. Based on the Teacher's description, students are asked to draw dashed lines to connect the stars within a group and add the constellation name by the group. A pencil with eraser is recommended in case the student makes a mistake. Once completed the star chart can be taken home and used as a guide to locate constellations in the real sky.