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SciGirls Star Power

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In this maker activity, participants use a shoe box, constellation template, and flashlight to shine a star pattern on a wall. An additional maker project demonstrates the importance of reducing light pollution.

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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)
Related Links Websites:
More to Explore: Stars, Constellations and Astronomy
How Does Our Sun Compare With Other Stars?
Constellations and the Calendar
Ready, Jet, Go!
Night Sky Network
SciGirls | Star Power 01: Mentor Moment
SciGirls | Star Power 03: Observe

Images:
Deep Space Studies
Supernovae Slideshow from National Geographic
Hubble Images
Astronomy picture of the day

Videos:
ScienceCasts: Red and Golden Planets at Opposition
ScienceCasts: A Star With Spiral Arms
NASA ScienceCasts: Something for Every Sky Watcher
Stargazing with Kids | Adventures in Learning | PBS Parents
Originating Source TPT National Productions/SciGirls
Related Books
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Astronomy: Cool women in space by Anita Yasuda and Lena Chandhok
Find the Constellations by H. A. Rey
The Seven Sisters of the Pleiades by Munya Andrews
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
Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Gregory Mone
Supernovas by Ruth Owen
Born with a Bang: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story by Jennifer Morgan and Dana Lynne Andersen
Write on ... Space by Clare Hibbert
The Sun and Stars by Giles Sparrow
Looking Up!: The Science of Stargazing by Joe Rao and Mark Borgions
Look Inside Space by Rob Lloyd Jones, Benedetta Giaufret and Enrica Rusiná
CatStronauts by Drew Brockington
Zoo in the Sky : a Book of Animal Constellations by Jacqueline Mitton and Christina Balit
Once Upon a Starry Night by Jacqueline Mitton and Christina Balit

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SciGirls Star Power

SciGirls Star Power

In this maker activity, participants use a shoe box, constellation template, and flashlight to shine a star pattern on a wall. An additional maker project demonstrates the importance of reducing light pollution.