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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 11/2/2010

  1. Astro Viewer - interactive night sky map
  2. How to use a star map - lesson plan from Stillwater, MN A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Interactive Star Chart - Weather Underground has a great star map - Click on a star, planet, sun or moon for more information.
  4. Interactive Star Chart - small java applet that allows you to quickly scroll through the entire sky
  5. Interactive Star Map - provided by the Hong Kong Space Museum - select location and features and then click the Submit button to see a star map for your location
  6. Mini-Astro Viewer - click on the Mini-Astro viewer button and use the Calendar button to select any date you want to see a star map for
  7. The Night Sky on Paper - how to read a star map
  8. 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
  9. The sky tonight - what to look for in the night sky
  10. 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
  11. Star Journey - The Heavens star chart from National Geographic
  12. Using a Naked Eye Star Map - instructions from Sky and Telescope magazine
  13. 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
  14. Your Sky - the interactive planetarium of the Web - You can produce maps in the forms described below 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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