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Constellation Chamber


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    American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Constellation Chamber

Learners build 3D representations of constellations, which show not just the position of the stars as seen from Earth but also their relative distance from Earth. When learners view the constellation from different angles, the constellation looks very different. When learners set up a free account at Kinetic City, they can answer bonus questions at the end of the activity as a quick assessment. As a larger assessment, learners can complete the Smart Attack game after they've completed several activities.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Model

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • 2 Pegboards (boards with grid holes in them)
  • Thin black skewers
  • Yellow or white clay
  • Glue or tape
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Constellation Charts

Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Astronomy
      • Stars and Galaxies
      • Size and Scale
  • Mathematics
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
      • Size and Scale

Informal Categories


  • Arts and Crafts
  • Model Building

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • use mouse
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Components that are part of this resource:

Includes assesments for student learning

This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, American Association for the Advancement of Science, ©2009

Funding Source:

  • National Science Foundation

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