This activity would work best if it was done as an evening observation session in which students and parents could participate in an orientation to the night sky.
301-19: demonstrate how Earth's rotation causes the day and night cycle and how Earth's revolution causes the yearly cycle of seasons
302-13: identify constellations in the night sky
Through this activity, students will become more familiar with the orientation and patterns of the constellations in the winter sky. Students will also have the opportunity to observe the night sky with the guidance of their teacher.
The main component of this activity involves having students and their parents participate in an evening observation session.
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After reaching the end of the script, return to the Big Dipper and point out constellations one more time. Many students will not see the constellation patterns until given a second opportunity.
This activity in intended to grab students attention and as a result does not necessarily need to be graded, although a grade could be assigned for attendance and participation if needed.