Constellations

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Our Constellations lesson plan teaches students the basics of constellations, including what they are and what some of the major constellations look like. Students also learn the various myths behind some constellations and why they are important.

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Our Constellations lesson plan introduces students to constellations, including relevant mythology. During this lesson, students are asked to do independent research on two different constellations, listing facts about them, when the best time of year to view them is, the names of its stars, and more; students will then present their constellations to the class, developing their presentation and public speaking skills. Students are also asked to use a word bank full of constellations to fill in a given paragraph, demonstrating their ability to differentiate between the constellations.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define constellation, explain the myths behind constellations, and recognize and identify common constellations of the night sky.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6.7

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