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Make your own 3D Constellation


As we've been looking at Katherine Johnson this week, and thinking about her enormous contribution to the world's understanding of space travel and equal rights, we'd like you to create your own star patterns:  constellations. 


Watch the video first as it gives you a REALLY good introduction to constellations.  


You have been given a kit of equipment and we'd like you to use the sheet below to have a go at making some of the most famous star constellations.  If you wanted to be more creative, have a look at the some websites to research some constellations not on the sheet.  You'll need to draw these ones so we can compare your attempt with the real thing!   The NASA Space Place website is a good place to start. 


If you'd like to use different materials to build your constellations, or would like to attempt something else related to constellations, please feel free to explore this fascinating area of science.  Just don't forget to note down what you discover and make sure to share with us. 


It would be really cool if you can do some star spotting of your own.  You don't need any equipment, just your eyes!  Can you find Orion's Belt?  Or the Plough? 


We'd like you to photograph your work so we can create a display of your stars when we're back in school.  Even better if you can bring your 3D models in with you on Friday.  

Constellations: Connect the Dots in the Sky!

For a long time, people have seen pictures among the stars -- just like dot to dot! Learn all about constellations, including someone of the easiest to spot.