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ERIC Number: EJ784364
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Teaching through Trade Books: Seeing Stars
Royce, Christine Anne
Science and Children, v45 n6 p14-16 Feb 2008
The winter months are a great time to make observations of several familiar constellations. While there is no scientific reason to "know" the constellations--they are simply imaginative pictures imposed on stars--studying constellations can help students connect with culture in a fun way and develop the awareness that stars are different in apparent brightness and color. In addition, exploring the night sky over a period of weeks can also help students notice the motion of the Sun, Moon, and planets. In this article, the author presents two activities wherein students make observations about patterns that the stars form and have an opportunity to engage in some actual stargazing using starfinder maps.
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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