Objective: The student will demonstrate their understanding of constellations by creating and describing their own constellation using stickers and crayons.
Class set of black construction paper
Class set of white crayons or map pencils
7 star stickers per student
• Teacher models how to make a constellation by: Gathering whole class on carpet (or demonstrating at the front of class); Randomly placing the star stickers on their paper; Model how to create imaginative shapes in that constellation (mine, for example, reminded me of a watermelon slice); Draw the picture you see with crayon/map pencil; Title the constellation (including your name); On the back of the page, write 3-4 sentences about your constellation describing the history of the constellation and why a (insert your own constellation here; i.e. watermelon slice) is in the sky.
Each student receives one black paper, one white crayon/map pencil, and 7 star stickers; Let students work for 25 minutes to complete lesson
When all students are complete, bind them together to create a classroom constellation book!