Constellation Viewer

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In this activity, learners will explore what a constellation is and make their own. This activity includes step-by-step instructions with pictures and a "What's Happening?" section explaining how different cultures use the same stars.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)

  • Styrofoam or Paper Cup
  • Black Marker
  • Pencil
  • Toothpick
  • Flashlight
  • Piece of Paper


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Astronomy
    • Solar System
  • The Nature of Science
    • Science and Society

Informal Categories

  • Model Building
  • Nature and Environment


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  • Free access



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