Constellations: Connect the Dots in the Sky!

Discover the night sky's dazzling array of stars and constellations with a captivating video that details various figures and the history behind them. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Gather information about various constellations in the sky that learners can browse when time permits
  • Encourage pupils to observe the night sky, draw constellations they locate, or write a reflection on what they see 
  • Create connect-the-dots worksheets that feature different constellations, direct class members to complete worksheets and write the constellations' names
Classroom Considerations
  • An ad pops up shortly after the start of the video 
  • The resource is the 15th video in a series of 18 that highlight astronomy and space related topics 
  • The comment and suggested videos sections may contain inappropriate content, have the video ready to play in full-screen mode
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • A cartoon set and sidekick boost engagement
  • Highlights key terms using bold font alongside real and computer generated images
Cons
  • The host speaks quickly; be prepared to pause, replay, or enable closed captioning