Paper Cup Planetarium

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Bring the night sky to your classroom! Using simple materials, learners create flashlight constellations on the wall. They then use their imaginations to create their own star patterns that tell a story.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Invite parents to a viewing party where pupils share and describe their constellations
  • Have individuals find and take pictures of their chosen constellations in the night sky
Classroom Considerations
  • Prepare materials prior to the activity
  • Provides easy-to-follow instructions
  • Includes important background information on the individual constellations
  • None