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What are the best books for kids to read about constellations?
鈥?Once Upon a Starry Night: A Book of Constellations by Jacqueline Mitton (Ages 6-9) 鈥?The Sky Is Full of Stars by Franklyn Branley (Ages 6-9) 鈥?The Stars: A New Way to See Them by HA Rey (Ages 9-12) 鈥?Wishing on a Star: Constellation Stories and Stargazing Activities for Kids by Fran Lee (Ages 6-9)
How can I teach my child about the constellations?
Recognize a few famous constellations, and know the myths behind them Create simple stories about their constellations (follow-up activity) Students should know what a star is. They should have a basic understanding of coordinates, both x and y and longitude and latitude. They should be able to use graph paper.
What is a constellation?
A group of stars in the night sky forming patterns that look like animals, objects, or characters. There are 88 official constellations. At different times of the year and in different hemispheres, different constellations can be seen in the sky.
Why do people study the constellations?
People have done this throughout the ages by creating very interesting stories and legends in an attempt to explain where these large pictures in the sky came from. These stories, also known as mythology, behind the constellations can be as interesting as studying the constellations themselves.