Reply To: Module 3 – Stars, Space and Aliens

David Gavin

    Lesson Topic- Stars
    Title: Exploring Stars

    Objective: Introduce Junior and Senior Infant Children to stars and spark their curiosity about the night sky.

    I would use various materials such as;

    Picture books about stars
    Flashcards with star images
    Glow-in-the-dark stars stickers
    Art supplies (glitter, colored paper, glue, scissors)
    Large sheet
    Children’s telescope

    i would introduce the lesson by showing a picture of stars and ask children if they have seen them before.
    Explain that stars are glowing balls in the sky at night.

    I would Give children art supplies and ask them to create their own starry sky artwork.
    Let them use their imagination to add as many stars as they want.
    Share their artwork with the class.

    Moving on I would show flashcards with star images and ask children to count the stars on each card.
    Increase the number of stars gradually.
    Reward their efforts with glow-in-the-dark star stickers.

    Finally I would carry out a Stargazing Adventure with the childrten.

    Create a simulated night sky using a large sheet.
    Dim the lights and use a children’s telescope (if available) or project images of stars.
    Point out constellations and explain their shapes using relatable examples.
    Encourage children to imagine shapes in the stars.

    I would Discuss what the children learned about stars.
    Recap the main points of the lesson.
    Encourage them to explore the night sky with their families and share their discoveries.

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