Use the star map to the left to create your own constellation. Then create a story for that constellation. How did it become immortalized in the stars? Finally, once the sun sets, go out and find your constellation!
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Printable "Sky Heroes" Star Charts
The Sky: The Constellations
What Are Constellations?
The Constellations and their Stars
88 Officially Recognized Constellations
THE CONSTELLATIONS From Jim Kaler's STARS.
Super Stars (Constellations)
Constellation Location: Crash Course Kids
The Zodiac Constellations: Crash Course Kids
NASA Space Place: Constellations
Stars and Constellations
Constellation Facts for Kids
Variable Stars: Eta Carinae
[Suggest a book]
Find the Constellation by H.A. Rey
The Stars by H.A. Rey
The Great Canoes in the Sky by Stephen Robert Chadwick and Martin Paviour-Smith
The Seven Sisters of the Pleiades by Munya Andrews
Exploring Constellations, by Sara Latta
See It with a Small Telescope: 101 Cosmic Wonders by Will Kalif
The Secret Galaxy by Fran Hodgkins and Mike Tayloe
Night Sky Watcher by Raman Prinja