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Stargazing


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    American Museum of Natural History

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Stargazing

In this nighttime, outdoor activity, learners keep a record of what they see in the sky by drawing constellations, the Moon, and making note of the weather and conditions each day. Learners can compare their observations over time to discover more about astronomy. This resource includes tips (Dos and Don'ts) and information about constellations. Learners can also download a Star Finder to help them identify stars.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
1 to 7 days

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • notebook
  • pencil
  • flashlight
  • compass

Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Astronomy
      • Stars and Galaxies
    • Solar System
      • The Moon
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
      • Data Representation
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Gathering Data

Informal Categories


  • Nature and Environment
  • Outdoor Activity

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Source Collection:

  • Ology

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, American Museum of Natural History,

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