Star Power

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Let there be light—or maybe not. Pupils learn about light pollution with an investigation of constellations. They create constellation boxes and experiment with different levels of light. Observations are then made about the lighting in their neighborhoods and the impacts it may have on wildlife and the community.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Make use of apps such as SkyView to highlight specific constellations
  • Have pupils write a letter to the city outlining any instances of light pollution and possible solutions
Classroom Considerations
  • Allow time to collect and prepare necessary materials
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Pros
  • Emphasizes scientific vocabulary throughout
  • Uses videos to support the content
Cons
  • None
Common Core