Create a Constellation

Create A Constellation

Stories surround the constellations in the night sky. Now it’s your turn to make your own constellation and create a myth that places it in the heavens.

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    The ancient Greeks looked into the sky and tried to make sense out of the stars. They grouped the stars into shapes that made sense in their everyday world and told stories as to how these constellations came to be.

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    What if you could create your very own constellation? How many stars would you use? What shape would it create? What would you call it? Use Crayola® Crystal Effects Window Markers to draw the constellation on the back of a recycled Mylar balloon. Use different colors to make the stars and to outline the shape.

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    How did your constellation become part of the night sky? Show your constellation to your friends. Tell a story about its creation.