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234 resources with the keyterm stars

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Star Mobiles

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders discover the characteristics of stars with the involvement in making a star mobile. They write three factual sentences that are researched and attach them to the mobile on paper plates. The teachers shares some facts about...
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Star Quest

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners engage in a lesson of using maps in order to find constellations in the night sky. They also conduct research using three constellations. The research is used to create a project to inform others. The teacher also leads the...
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Star Patterns

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders create constellation maps and record their own legends of how constellations came into existence. After observing the sky at night, 3rd graders discuss star maps, read previously recorded legends on the origin of stars. ...
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For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore constellations. They read trade books about constellations and write notes including their locations, origins, and names. They research and report on one constellation in the Northern Hemisphere and share their report...
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How Far to the Stars?

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students use the steps in the scientific inquiry to identify the features of the universe. In groups, they calculate distances to different stars and nebulea in light-years. They also compare how long it takes light to travel and place...
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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
Young scholars 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....
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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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The Quiz Game

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are split into teams. Students travel to the stars lesson 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 question and...
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It's Still Polaris

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners 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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Pineapple Stars

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students 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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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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For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students 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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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.