Patterns in the Night Sky: Constellation Stories

Patterns in the Night Sky: Constellation Stories
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Discover how humans have writen stories in the stars to teach morals, or help us navigate, throughout the centuries. This download includes three cultural stories of the big dipper to help students see the constellations, and the stories that created them, as creative and flexible.

This download includes three activities:

  • 3 cultural stories of the big dipper
  • Handmade constellations and constellation story snippet to paste to the student created constellation
  • Big dipper constellation dot to dot story activity

It also includes a lesson plan, and table instructions and a volunteer training sheet if you are doing this as a part of our field trip kit!

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Make observations at different times of year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year. Emphasis is on relative comparisons of the amount of daylight in the winter to the amount in the spring or fall. Assessment is limited to relative amounts of daylight, not quantifying the hours or time of daylight.
Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted. Examples of patterns could include that the sun and moon appear to rise in one part of the sky, move across the sky, and set; and stars other than our sun are visible at night but not during the day. Assessment of star patterns is limited to stars being seen at night and not during the day.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
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9 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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