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This PowerPoint and notes set is the perfect way to teach your students about the basics of stars. The PowerPoint describes what a star is, star size, star color, the Sun, constellations, popular constellations, the difference between constellations and planets, and the difference between stars and planets. The scaffolded notes correspond to the PowerPoint to help students learn how to take notes.
This PowerPoint and Notes set covers Georgia Performance Standards:
S4E1. Students will compare and contrast the physical attributes of stars, star patterns, and planets.
a. Recognize the physical attributes of stars in the night sky such as number, size, color and patterns.
b. Compare the similarities and differences of planets to the stars in appearance, position, and number in the night sky.
c. Explain why the pattern of stars in a constellation stays the same, but a planet can be seen in different locations at different times.