Reply To: Module 3 – Stars, Space and Aliens

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    Muireann,

    the Geography Curriculum names 2 constellations in the exemplars for 5th and 6th class – the Great Bear and Pole Star,  Orion.

    So please try to point those out from an early age. Ursa Major is visible all year round, and children can use the Spaceweek.ie resource (https://www.spaceweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Draw-Your-Own-Constellation.pdf)  to make their own shape for the Plough, Orion is visible in the early evening in January – April.

    Older children might explore how the position of the Plough tells you the time of night, with this Plough Clock.

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