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Age Range: 7-11
Duration: 30-59 mins
  • D & T
  • Science

Identify star constellations

A night stargazing activity to find and identify star constellations

In this activity learners will discover the key star constellations in the summer sky. They will know how to use a star chart, use a compass to find a direction and find star constellations.

This activity could be used as a main lesson activity, to teach learners about the star constellations contributing to learning in maths and science.

Additionally, this could be used to start a discussion on the solar system and the position of planets and the sun.

Resources required:

  • Printed activity sheets
  • UK Star Chart
  • Compass
  • Thin card
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Binoculars/telescope

The activity sheet includes teachers’ notes, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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