Constellations, Stars, Galaxies & Nebula PowerPoint: Stop getting lost looking for stars & constellations! This lesson not only teaches about the stars & constellations, but how to find them too!
This PowerPoint on Locating Constellations, Stars, Galaxies and Nebula can be used for any Elementary, Middle, or High School science class/grade. The purpose of this PowerPoint is introduce students to many constellations, galaxies, and nebulae, and to show them how to find them in the sky, and give them information about them as well as their history and mythology.
On average this presentation should run approximately 3-5 days (45 minutes of class time per day) depending on the amount of note-taking and explanations and is meant to either introduce or reinforce concepts.
Important Note: The length of this PowerPoint can be short or long depending on which slides are being used. This PowerPoint covers most of the main constellations, stars, galaxies, and nebulae, so there should be something for whichever topic is being discussed.
There are 76 slides (excluding the title slide) on this PowerPoint which contain the following titles:
♦ Orion: The Constellation
♦ Orion (The Hunter): Mythology
♦ Orion (In Light Pollution)
♦ The Earth vs. Sun (Size Comparison)
♦ The Stars in Orion: Rigel
♦ The Stars in Orion: Betelgeuse
♦ The Stars in Orion: Orion's Belt
♦ Orion's Belt and the Giza Pyramids
♦ The Great Orion Nebula
♦ (A Large Picture of Orion's Nebula with descriptions)
♦ The Great Orion Nebula (In Light Pollution)
♦ How to Find Orion's Nebula
♦ Orion as a Navigational Aid
♦ Orion as a Navigational Aid (Finding Sirius)
♦ Canis Major: The Constellation
♦ Canis Major: Mythology
♦ Canis Major (In Light Pollution)
♦ Orion as a Navigational Aid (Finding Procyon) (2 slides)
♦ Canis Minor: The Constellation
♦ Canis Minor: Mythology
♦ Canis Minor (In Light Pollution)
♦ Orion as a Navigational Aid (Finding Aldebaran) (2 slides)
♦ Taurus: The Constellation
♦ Taurus: Mythology
♦ Taurus (In Light Pollution)
♦ Taurus: The Pleiades
♦ The Pleiades: Mythology
♦ The Pleiades (In Light Pollution)
♦ Orion as a Navigational Aid (Finding the Pleiades)
♦ Orion as a Navigational Aid (Finding Castor & Pollux) (2 slides)
♦ Gemini: The Constellation
♦ Gemini: Mythology
♦ Gemini (In Light Pollution)
♦ Ursa Major: The Constellation
♦ Ursa Major: Mythology
♦ Ursa Major: The Big Dipper
♦ The Big Dipper
♦ The Big Dipper as a Navigational Aid (Finding the North Star)
♦ Ursa Minor: The Constellation
♦ Ursa Minor: Mythology
♦ Ursa Major and Ursa Minor (In Light Pollution)
♦ The North Star
♦ The Big Dipper as a Navigational Aid (Finding Cassiopeia)
♦ Cassiopeia: The Constellation
♦ Cassiopeia: Mythology
♦ Cassiopeia as a Navigational Aid (Finding Andromeda)
♦ Andromeda: The Constellation
♦ Cassiopeia and Andromeda (In Light Pollution)
♦ Cassiopeia as a Navigational Aid (Finding the Andromeda Galaxy)
♦ The Andromeda Galaxy
♦ The Andromeda Galaxy (In Light Pollution)
♦ Ursa Major as a Navigational Aid (Finding Arcturus)
♦ Boötes: The Constellation
♦ Boötes: Mythology
♦ Boötes and Canes Venatici (In Light Pollution)
♦ Ursa Major as a Navigational Aid (Finding Spica)
♦ Virgo: The Constellation
♦ Virgo: Mythology
♦ Virgo (In Light Pollution)
♦ Virgo as a Navigational Aid (Finding the Sombrero Galaxy)
♦ The Sombrero Galaxy
♦ Large Picture of the Sombrero Galaxy with descriptions
♦ Ursa Major as a Navigational Aid (Finding Leo)
♦ Leo: The Constellation
♦ Leo: Mythology
♦ The Big Dipper as a Navigational Aid (Finding the Whirlpool Galaxy
♦ The Whirlpool Galaxy
♦ Large Picture of the Whirlpool Galaxy with descriptions
♦ The Big Dipper as a Navigational Aid (Finding the Pinwheel Galaxy)
♦ The Pinwheel Galaxy (2 slides)
♦ Large Picture showing all the ways to navigate the stars (2 slides)
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