Stars & Constellations
This is part 3 of a 4 part hands-on unit study on Astronomy. Make a comet, study and paint Van Gogh's "Starry Night ," decorate a cookie to learn the parts of the sun, form asteroids out of mashed potatoes,...
The North Star is one of the most famous stars in the sky, even though it is not the brightest star. What kind of star is the North Star, and why is it so special?
A fascinating look into the lives and deaths of stars, and why iron is the most dangerous element in the universe.
A comparison of the Sun's size with the largest stars in the Milky Way. You will really be surprise how big some of these stars are with respect to the Sun or how small the Sun is to them.
The constellation of Cancer has an interesting mythological history. It was "cast" into the sky by Jupiter. It also has lots of double stars, and a very interesting star cluster called The Bee Hive. Read on...
The Pleiades, also known as the Seven Sisters, is easily recognizable once you know how to find it. Where and when should one look to find the Pleiades star cluster in the night sky?
Astronomy facts about the North Star (Polaris) and the Southern Cross (Crux) for kids. Learn astronomy for elementary age kids.
Universe is an amazing place, full of stars, planets and what not. Today we're looking up at 5 amazing stars of the universe.
Oftentimes in science, we encounter boundary objects that push the theories we have to the brink. Take brown dwarfs for example. Planet or star? You be the judge.
How to explore the night sky the old way by using star charts instead of computer softwares. You will enjoy this fascinating hobby more by using the traditional method to find important stars.
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