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.