Reply To: Module 3 – Stars, Space and Aliens

Dolores Mc Monagle

    Module 3 Assignment:

    Activity: Stars

    ESERO 13: Lots and lots of Stars: Looking at the Stars

    I would introduce the lesson with questions so get the children thinking, how many stars are there? More than 5? More than the number of children in this class? More than the number of marbles in this jar?

    I would then show them the discussion sheet and some images of the Milky Way to get them engaged and focused.

    I would then explain about the stars and the Milky Way and that the sun is a star, our nearest and brightest star.

    We would follow this with the art lesson to create a starry night. I would show them Van Gogh’s famous Starry Night scene to get them thinking.

    The children would use space themed play dough mats to create stars. I would add some glitter to the play dough to create a sparkling effect.

    I would finish off the learning by reading ‘Where to hide a star’ by Oliver Jeffers to the children.
    This is a delightful story about a boy who likes to play hide and seek with his two friends, the star and the penguin. The star was always easy to find as he is so bright but one day he goes missing. The boy radios a Martian for help and soon finds himself on an exciting spaceship rescue mission to the North Pole! But while there, he discovers that he isn’t the only one who dreams of having a star as a friend…
    This is a lovely story about friendship that I know the children would enjoy and it would really consolidate their learning.

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