Seamlessly integrate math and science in this lesson. Put your students' knowledge of coordinate systems and ordered pairs to work to graph the relative locations and shapes of some of the major North Polar Constellations. Location of Polaris (the North Star) is also part of the lesson. This is fairly accurate to a star map of the same constellations. All of the points represent stars.
Constellations included: Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, and Draco. Common names of the constellations are also noted.
4 Pages: cover, themed blank grid, coordinate list, and answer key.
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Graphing the Constellations by Anna M. Colley
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