MATARIKI - Star Craft with Facts

MATARIKI  -  Star Craft with Facts
MATARIKI  -  Star Craft with Facts
MATARIKI  -  Star Craft with Facts
MATARIKI  -  Star Craft with Facts
MATARIKI  -  Star Craft with Facts
MATARIKI  -  Star Craft with Facts
MATARIKI  -  Star Craft with Facts
MATARIKI  -  Star Craft with Facts
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Are you looking for a great activity for teaching your students some knowledge about Matariki (the Māori New Year)?

This is an engaging activity that will look great in your classroom. Your students will colour/decorate a star template (2x A4 size pages) and then cut and glue it to reveal a fact about Matariki behind the ‘flaps’. There are 30 different facts which will hopefully allow a different fact for each student in your class.

After constructing the stars, your students can orally share their fact with the class to help build knowledge about Matariki.

The stars can be pinned to the wall or you can hang them to create a fabulous galaxy!

Some precision is required with cutting and gluing. If you have younger students, you may like to buddy them up with an older class (great for fostering the tuakana-teina relationship).

Included:
♦ Instructions that are easy-to-follow (pictures included).
♦ List of the 30 facts.
♦ Template – front of the star
♦ Template – back of the star (with fact) x30

Examples of the Facts:
♦ Matariki is a cluster of stars that disappears below the horizon in April and reappears in late May or early June.
♦ If you drove to the Matariki stars in a car at a speed of 100 km/hr, you would arrive in 4.8 billion years!
♦ The stars of Matariki were used by the crews of voyaging waka as a navigational aid to guide them across the Pacific Ocean.
♦ It is now thought that there are 9 stars (rather than 7) in the Matariki star cluster. Their names are: Uru-ā-rangi, Waitī, Waitā, Tupu-ā-rangi, Tupu-ā-nuku, Matariki, Waipuna-ā-rangi, Pōhutukawa, Hiwa-i-te-rangi.

Many of these facts will be a great starting point for a topic of inquiry.

CLICK HERE to view more of my Matariki Resources.


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