Wednesday, 30 January 2013

The Star Constellations


We created these star constellations in Science class today. We used black paper, a mathematical compass and pencil, diamond gem stickers and a white milky pen.

I made it very clear to the children that we were studying Astronomy and not Astrology. We discussed the difference between the two words. We also discussed the fact that constellations look different in the Northern and Southern hemispheres. We looked at ancient African constellations and talked about their purpose in navigation and story telling.

3 comments:

  1. My name is Zoe and I live in Ireland. I am 10. We are also learning about the stars. I am going to tell me teacher about this lesson. I hope we can do it too. I LOVE the sparkly stickers!

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  2. My name is Summer I am half Irish and i live in Cape town. I love sparkly stickers.I am also 10 yrs old. What is your favourite colour. Mine is red.

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  3. Hi Summer! My favourite colour is yellow. We have lots of cold, cloudy days in Ireland and my yellow bedroom always makes me smile. I also love sunflowers. I have a pen that's a sunflower that my friend bought back from Spain.

    I have a dog called Paddy. He is a boxer. Do you have any pets?

    I like watching Wizards of Waverly Place and reruns of Suit Life of Zac and Cody. What do you like watching?

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