Kinesthetic Astronomy: Birthday Stars

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Space explorers take a virtual trip around the sun right within your classroom! They stand in a circle facing away from the "sun" (a lamp) in the center of the room. As they move according to your instructions, they view different constellations that you have posted around the room. As a result of the exercise, pupils will comprehend the relationship between the positions of the sun and the earth. Use this vivid activity in your earth and space curriculum, especially when addressing Next Generation Science Standards for your fifth and sixth graders.

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Pros

  • Link provided to printable constellation and season signs
  • Kinesthetic activity reinforces concept of spatial relationships
  • adaptable to Next Generation Science Standards
  • Part of a series of Kinesthetic Astronomy activities by the same publisher
Cons

  • None