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Constellations and Mythology in the Stars

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Students will make connections between the science of stars, constellations and ancient mythology to create deeper understanding. Final Product will be to answer evidence-based questions and using graphics. Focused on research, sharing and collaboration. Art project creates a model of the constellation.

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SECTION #1 - THINGS THAT MAKE LIFE EASIER
• Packet/Project overview
• Art grade rubric
• Research and science grade rubric
• Writing grade rubric

SECTION #2 - INFORMATIONAL TEXT READING
• Text on general constellations
• Academic vocabulary included as side bar
• Text centered on discovery, naming and mythology of constellations
• Think and sharing questions included as side bar

SECTION #3 - SCIENCE RESEARCH & WRITING
• Internet research on one constellation
• Create graphics and other representations of constellation
• Whole class scavenger hunt to compare and contrast

SECTION #4 - MYTHOLOGY RESEARCH & WRITING
• Internet research on one myth
• Create graphics and other representations of myth
• Paired sharing of new myth

SECTION #5 - CREATE YOUR OWN CONSTELLATION
• Sketch newly found constellation and develop basic attributes
• Write a new myth about the constellation
• Small group/paired sharing

SECTION #6 - CONSTELLATION ART PROJECT
• Creation of miniature constellation
• Student instruction sheet included

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Constellations and Mythology in the Stars
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Constellations and Mythology in the Stars
Constellations and Mythology in the Stars