All About the Stars- Celebrating World Space Week, October 4-10 Vol. 6 #4

Our Posterity = Our Children

Posterity comes from Middle English posterite, from Anglo-French pusterite, from Latin posterus ("coming after")

What would talking about Space be if we left out talking about the stars! These twinkling little objects have been written about, sung about and wished upon, but do children understand what a star is?



When we look up into the night sky, stars and planets appear to look alike, but besides their illuminating presence, they do not have anything in common. For example, they may look as if they are the same size, but the fact is, these stars are not even in our galaxy! This can give you an idea about the size difference between planets and stars. Here are some other differences:


  • Stars have their own light; Planets have to rely on other sources.

  • Stars are big; Planets are small

  • Stars are not shaped; Planets are sphere-shaped

  • Stars have high temperature; Planets are low temperature

Visit the KeyDifferences.com to understand more information.

The group of stars we see in the sky are called Constellations. They form the outline of things like animals, mythological people, god's or objects. According to NinePlanets.org, here are some some of the better known constellations:

The Ursa Major and the Ursa Minor

The Zodiac Constellations

Orion

Cassiopeia

Some of the earliest constellations date back prehistory. People used them to tell stories about their beliefs, mythology or experiences.

Science

Technology

Engineering Activities

Art

Math

Flashlight Constellation - Handmade Charlotte

Materials:

Black paper or card stock

Scissors

Flashlight

needle

Pencil

Pipe cleaner constellation? - Visit 123 homeschool for me

Materials:

pipe cleaner

star beads

Beaded Solar System- Jet propulsion Laboratory

Materials:

Beads

String

Card Board

Measuring tool (ruler or yardstick)

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