After learning about four stellar classifications and the characteristics of stars, groups of patrons act out an improvisation of a personification of the four stars while the audience has to guess which star type is which.
|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!
Fundamental Science Concepts Blog for Improv with the Stars!
Star Classification Sheet
Star Classification Guide
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?
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
Star Formation: Eagle Nebula
Deep Space Studies
Supernovae Slideshow from National Geographic
Astronomy picture of the day
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
Variable Stars: Eta Carinae
|LASP/Discover NASA, inspired by Jude Schanzer of the East Meadow Public Library
[Suggest a book]
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