Here’s what to do:1. Sprinkle a handful of beans across the dark paper. These will be the “stars” of your night sky.2. Use the white pencil or crayon to circle the “stars” that will make up a constellation. …3. Connect the circles with lines to show each constellation. …4. Use more lines to further make the constellations look like what they represent and tell stories. …
How do you make your own constellations?
Today we call these star pictures constellations. With a few simple supplies and some imagination, you can make your own night sky of stars and create your constellations in the comfort of your own home. A handful of dry beans or lentils, any kind will work. In a pinch, you could even use dry rice, oatmeal, or O-shaped cereals
How do you make a constellation out of beans?
Here’s what to do: 1 Sprinkle a handful of beans across the dark paper. These will be the “stars” of your night sky. 2 Use the white pencil or crayon to circle the “stars” that will make up a constellation. Can you imagine them making a picture? 3 Connect the circles with lines to show each constellation. … More items…
Can you see constellations through a cup of light?
Once you have the holes punched in the cup, turn out the lights, place a flashlight into the cup and point it toward a blank wall. You should be able to see your constellation’s major stars on the wall. You can see above that we were able to see ursa minor (the Little Dipper) when we shined the flashlight through the cup and on the wall.
What are the best books about constellations for kids?
The Big Dipper is an easy Science Reader and one that introduces the concept of constellations in a way that kids will understand. And one of our favorite non-fiction series — There’s No Place Like Space follows the Cat in the Hat as he tours the solar system.
Make Your Own Constellations & More Night Activities
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Make Your Own Constellation
Before heading outside, spend a few mintues talking to the kids about the stars and constellations. Constellations are groups of stars that have been identified and named. There are some fun ones to find like the Big Dipper, Orion and Hercules!
Share Your Ideas for Star & Moon Projects
We can’t wait to see what amazing activities you share during this week’s Discover & Explore Stars, Moon & the Nighttime Sky linky!
The race is on for satellite broadband as companies surge ahead with plans to blanket low-Earth orbit in satellites. The goal: provide global coverage while avoiding the pitfalls that led similar ventures in the 1990s to fail. Success will require each company to mass produce satellites. Cat Hofacker visited one of the firms leading the way
It’s a breezy January day along the Florida coast as I make my way through the winding roads not far from where the space shuttles launched.
Design to manufacture
The custom-built Florida factory opened July 2019 and since then has been steadily increasing the number of satellites making their way along the assembly lines and into test chambers on the stark white production floor.
Change on the fly
The competition involves more than getting the satellites built right and into space. It’s a battle of business plans, too. Unlike OneWeb, SpaceX wants to be a direct-to-consumer internet provider.
Slow and steady
Unlike OneWeb and SpaceX, Ottawa-based operator Telesat plans to outsource its manufacturing.
Breaking into the market
No matter their specific plans, each company sees a large market for its constellations.
About Cat Hofacker
Cat became associate editor in 2021 after two years as staff reporter, where she covered news for our website. She previously covered the 2018 congressional midterm elections for USA Today.