Sunday, March 1, 2009

Constellations

Friday was a deep trip into the great beyond astronomers call outer space!  Students spent time learning about pictures in the night sky and listening to a couple tales that inspired their names.  In addition to discussing the names of many astrological signs, children practiced ruler use and measurement with high number connect the dots constellation activities.  Here is a short video outlining the basic of what used to be coined as "The Greatest Show on Earth": the nighttime sky.  Fortunately we were able to have some soundtrack for our constellation explorations!

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