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Big Dipper Star Clock

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Participants create a "star clock" that they can take home and use to tell the time from the posisiton of the Big Dipper in the night sky.

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Add a Tech Twist Optional: app for learning more about the constellations, such as Star Walk or Sky Map (see https://www.forbes.com/sites/jesseshanahan/2018/05/09/the-best-free-stargazing-apps-of-2018)
Originating Source Permission is granted for individual educators to copy and use the Star Clocks activity from Astro Adventures II by Dennis Schatz and Paul Allan, Pacific Science Center, 1996. More information about Astro Adventures II and astronomy activities by Dennis Schatz are at www.dennisschatz.org. Other use of the Star Clocks activity requires separate permission from Pacific Science Center.
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Find the Constellation by H.A. Rey
The Stars by H.A. Rey
The Great Canoes in the Sky
The Seven Sisters of the Pleiades
Exploring Constellations, by Sara Latta
Kalif, Will. See It with a Small Telescope: 101 Cosmic Wonders Including Planets, Moons, Comets, Galaxies, Nebulae, Star Clusters and More Ulysses Press, 2017. (ISBN-13: 978-1612437569)
Hodgkins, Fran. The Secret Galaxy. Tilbury House, 2014. (ISBN-13: 978-0884483915) Grades 3-6.
Prinja, Ramen. Night Sky Watcher. QEB Publishing, 2016. ISBN-13: 978-1609929541 Grades 3-7.

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Big Dipper Star Clock

Big Dipper Star Clock

Participants create a "star clock" that they can take home and use to tell the time from the posisiton of the Big Dipper in the night sky.