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Identify Star Patterns

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Identify methods and tools for identifying star patterns SPI 0507.6.3


Links verified 9/19/2014


  1. Astro Viewer - interactive night sky map
  2. Free Software to Draw Sky Charts - provided free because the author would rather than amateur astronomers spend money on their telescope rather than software
  3. How to use a star chart - this explanation has ten images for students to identify
  4. The Night Sky on Paper - how to read a star map
  5. Planisphere to print - an instrument used to represent the heavens at any time and date, by aligning its date and time scales This link includes something for the teacher to print
  6. Sky Maps - each month this site provides a two page download of the night sky
  7. The sky tonight - what to look for in the night sky
  8. Space Hopper Game - a FunBrain game on identifying constellations This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  9. Star Journey - The Heavens star chart from National Geographic
  10. Using a Naked Eye Star Map - instructions from Sky and Telescope magazine
  11. Using a Star Chart - links at the bottom of the page lead to six different star field images which can be used to identify star patterns This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  12. Your Sky - produce maps in one of three views for any time and date, viewpoint, and observing location

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

 

 

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