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Improv with the Stars!

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After learning about four stellar classifications and the characteristics of stars, groups of students act out an improvisation of a personification of the four stars while the audience has to guess which star type is which.

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Hints for uses in your library This activity was made for the library (and inspired by a STAR_Net librarian), and no supplies are required. You may consider having a microphone and some props!
Related Links Websites:
NGSS Standards Guide
Kepler and K2
Space Place Activity Guide
ESA on Galaxies
What is a galaxy
Solar System, Galaxy, Universe: What's the Difference?
Galaxies
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

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

Videos:
The Milky Way for Children, Galaxies and Space: Astronomy for Kids 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 LASP/Discover NASA, inspired by Jude Schanzer of the East Meadow Public Library
Related Books
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Find the Constellation by H.A. Rey
The Stars by H.A. Rey
The Great Canoes in the Sky by Martin Paviour-Smith and Stephen Robert Chadwick
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 Llyod Jones, Benedetta Giaufret, and Enrica Rusina
CatStronauts by Drew Brockington
Zoo in the Sky : a Book of Animal Constellations by Jacqueline Mitton and Christina Balit
Once Upon a Starry Nightby by Jacqueline Mitton and Christina Balit

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Improv with the Stars!

Improv with the Stars!

After learning about four stellar classifications and the characteristics of stars, groups of students act out an improvisation of a personification of the four stars while the audience has to guess which star type is which.