Inflatable Planetarium , Stories in the Sky

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Organization:NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Summary:In this activity, students will learn how ancient people related to constellations and asterisms, then use their imagination to create a star pattern and accompanying story. The instructor can have students draw their designs on paper or make an inflatable planetarium, in which students will poke out their star constellations.
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:1-ESS1-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns
Subjects: 6-8; astronomy; elementary school; geoheritage; history; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; middle school; space
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