Stars and Constellations: Using a Planetarium

by: Karen J. Graham, Lara M. Gengarelly, Barbara A. Hopkins, and Melissa A. Lombard

This high school Earth and space science lesson has the following learning goals for students: locate and identify relevant information about a constellation and the stars within it; use a planetarium or a star finder to locate a specific constellation in the night sky; and formulate a presentation that summarizes information about a specific constellation. A materials list, teacher background information, assessments, outcomes, and extensions are provided. This book selection includes the Table of Contents, Preface, Acknowledgments, About the Authors, and Index.

Grade Levels

High School


Astronomy Earth & Space Science Lesson Plans Science and Engineering Practices


Type Book ChapterPub Date 3/29/2017Pages 33Stock # PB410X_4.2

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