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575 resources with the concept stars

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Tanabata: The Japanese "Wish Upon a Star"Festival

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the legend of Tanabata in order to explain some of the astronomical findings in the night sky. The Japanese tell the story in order to explain the origin of celestial bodies.
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Our Closest Stars Database

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students use Excel software as an interactive database to answer questions about our closest neighboring stars. They apply filters to the spreadsheet to sort through data and find results. Students identify properties of stars. They...
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Objects in the Sky and the Solar System

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders view an interactive PowerPoint presented by the teacher. Students then research a particular planet on the Internet. The students construct a model of their planet and present it to the class.
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Take Me To The Stars!

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research and investigate a constellation. They identify the basic constellations in the night sky. Students construct a model of a planetarium and discuss its limitations. They relate mythology to the early study of the...
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Three D Constellations

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students are introduced to both celestial coordinates and to the first rung on the distance determination ladder. They convert spherical coordinates to Cartesian coordinates to construct a three dimensional model of a constellation...
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The Quiz Game

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are split into teams. Students travel to the stars instructional activity on a given web site and gather information about stars. Students then choose a category for the tag board that the teacher has made. The teacher asks a...
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Sparkle & Shine

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders read about Galileo. They create constellation cards. Students create mini planetariums of a constellation. They encounter myths and stories created around the constellations.
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Trip to the Stars

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students recognize various constellations in the planetarium. They discuss why the stars do not look the same everywhere and in all seasons. Students use their constellation maps to locate the constellations. They write a reflective...
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Myths and Legends

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders write a myth about a constellation that is seen from the night sky in South Carolina. They draw a picture of their constellation to attach to their myth. They scan their pictures and type their stories into a web page...
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It's Still Polaris

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students observe the changing night sky over the course of an evening and chart the circumpolar stars as they traverse the sky in a progression around Polaris. They infer and discuss the cause of the changing star positions.
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StarDarts

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students divide into groups of four or five and distribute materials to design StarDarts by drawing and cutting out 6-8 cardstock stars, each about one and a half inches across. They decorate their stars with phosphorescent paint...
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Pineapple Stars

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Young scholars watch a demonstration on how to create pineapple stars. As a class, they review the different types of fabrics and the best ones to use for this activity. They share their creation with the class and ask for constructive...
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How to be a Great Navigator!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students, through teacher lecture and class discussion, explore historical methods of navigation: dead reckoning and celestial navigation.
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Luisa's Steller Evolution Lab

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students examine stars and constellations in the night sky. They complete a KWL chart and calculate the mass of stars. They also discuss how a star is formed.
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Mars: Off the Charts--Until You Put It There

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore the night sky and make illustrations which are shared in class the next day. Distinctions are made between the stars and the planets and views of the constellations for the season are made available. The work of early...
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How Long Would It Take To Travel To the Stars?

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Learners consider the amount of time that it would take to get to the star, Sirius using various modes of transportation, some practical and some whimsical. The practicality of physically going to another star system is explored in this...
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Palm use in Astronomy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify and recall common constellations by using a palm pilot with astronomy software. Students will use their Palm to assist them in correctly identifying constellations using a telescope.
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Observing Mars in the Night Sky

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers compare and contrast the orbits of Earth and Mars, locate the planet Mars, and diagram its retrograde motion.
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SIMPLY STARS

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners produce quilting stars that challenge students with unusual piecing situations, and the sampler format allows quilters to create freely with unusual fabric combinations.
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Take a Spin Through the Solar System

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders participate in a variety of activities to explore the Solar System in this unit.
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Astronomy: A Star Party

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explain the functions of a telescope. They name the parts of the telescope. After previously learning the planets and constellations, students identify and view them during a star party.
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The Mystery Constellation

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students decipher two teacher chosen mystery constellations a month. They listen to stories, explain what they know about constellations and name the mystery constellation.
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Bouncing Sunlight

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders use flashlights and balls to demonstrate how the light bounces off of the sun and reflects onto the moon. They record their observations in a journal.