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Take & Make: Make a Pinwheel Galaxy

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Patrons learn about spiral galaxies with this fun and easy craft! Turn it into a "Take & Make" activity by providing colored print-outs of the template on cardstock along with 2-3 Chennile stems and a popsicle stick for each patron.

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Add a Tech Twist Optional: app for learning more about the constellations, such as Star Walk or Sky Map
Hints for uses in your library "Take & Make" tip: consider using a single hole-puncher on the templates prior to handing out the activity so patrons won't need to do that step at home.
Related Links Hands on program version
Websites:
Space Place Activity Guide
ESA on Galaxies
What is a galaxy
Solar System, Galaxy, Universe: What's the Difference?
Galaxies

Images:
Deep Space Studies
Supernovae Slideshow from National Geographic
Hubble Images

Videos:
The Milky Way for Children, Galaxies and Space: Astronomy for Kids
Originating Source NASA
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Find the Constellations by H A Rey
The Stars by H A Rey
The Great Canoes in the Sky by Stephen Robert Chadwick and Martin Paviour-Smith
Good Night Galaxy by Adam Gamble, Mark Jasper and Cooper Kelly
Exploring Constellations by Sara L Latta
See It with a Small Telescope: 101 Cosmic Wonders by Will Kalif
The Secret Galaxy by Fran Hodgkins and Mike Taylor
Night Sky Watcher by Raman Prinja
A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars by Seth Fishman, Jeremy Arthur and Isabel Greenberg
Once Upon a Starry Night by Jacqueline Mitton and Christina Balit
Galaxies, Galaxies! by Gail Gibbons

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Take & Make: Make a Pinwheel Galaxy

Take & Make: Make a Pinwheel Galaxy

Patrons learn about spiral galaxies with this fun and easy craft! Turn it into a "Take & Make" activity by providing colored print-outs of the template on cardstock along with 2-3 Chennile stems and a popsicle stick for each patron.