Go to the following sites and investigate the following
questions. Write the answers in your space journal.
What are stars?
What makes stars shine?
Do stars shine forever?
Why are stars important to us?
Links for Stars:
Observatorium Space Science- Stars
Just for fun, take this quiz on stars:
Use the links below to find information about two or more
Click on the sites below. Each site will have a list of the constellations.
Choose at least two constellation to research. You can click on each constellation
to find links that will show pictures or drawings and tell about the myths.
For each of the constellations you choose you need to:
the constellation and label the major stars.
where in the sky and in which seasons the constellation can be seen or
if it is circumpolar and can be seen all year.
a paragraph that tells the myth about the constellation.
Finally, think about the following questions and write a short essay
explaining your ideas. Use what you have learned and give some reasons and
Questions: Why do you think that different ancient peoples
(Greeks, Chinese, Egyptians, American Indians) made up stories about the
stars? What purposes could these "pictures" and stories serve?
Links for Constellations:
Interactive Sky Charts- Click on the constellation you wish to view.
When the applet (interactive program) comes up, you may move the slider bars to
view other areas of the sky.
Mythology of the Constellations
Constellation Myths and Drawings