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Make a Pinwheel Galaxy

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Patrons design, cut-out, and assemble their own Pinwheel Galaxy

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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 Make the galaxy really shine by adding glitter to patron's pinwheels!
Related Links 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
Related Books
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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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Participants Enjoyed the Activity 
Participants Learned from This Activity 
Activity Instructions Were Clear and Easy to Follow 
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07/27/2019

Needs tweeking

If I did this again, I'd print the pinwheel on heavier paper. The holes are so near the edge of the paper, they tear too easily. Most of the kids needed adult help.

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Participants Enjoyed the Activity 
Participants Learned from This Activity 
Activity Instructions Were Clear and Easy to Follow 
Would Recommend 
03/04/2019

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Make a Pinwheel Galaxy

Make a Pinwheel Galaxy

Patrons design, cut-out, and assemble their own Pinwheel Galaxy