Reply To: Module 3 – Stars, Space and Aliens

Padraig McGrath

    Lesson based on stars.

    Introduction: Star-Gazing Activity: Create a mini planetarium using a darkened room and stick glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling. Then, turn off the lights and use a flashlight to mimic different star constellations. Children can share stories about stars and children will be encouraged to make their own constellations.

    Star Plough: Display an images of the star plough on the IWB, invite the children to look at the image and discuss what they see. Explain that the constellation looks like a plough in the sky. Invite the children to create their own drawings or 3-D models based on the famous star pattern. Link with maths (shapes) and art (construction). This will be an hands on activity, the children could work independently, in pairs or in small groups when completing this task.

    Conclusion: Invite the children to sing the song ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’. This will link with music, the children can sing this in small groups and then as a whole class.

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