IGG INVESTIGATE and EXPLORE: Choice Challenge 31

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31. Take part in an activity to learn about the night sky ( Make a Orion Constellation)


 Black Sugar Paper
 Gold star stickers, in different sizes if possible
 Glow in the Dark marker
 Copies of Orion Constellation see below


Make a simple constellation map

Distribute materials. Brownies copy constellation on to the black sugar paper. First mark with pencil/marker the position of the stars in the constellation. Then place the stars on these marks matching the size of the sticker to the magnitude of the star if possible. Finally ‘join’ the stars as in the picture using the Glow in the dark marker.

Point out the 3 stars of Orion’s belt which is its best identifying feature. Take the Brownies outside to spot it. Orion is best viewed in Winter in the Southern sky.



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  • astronomy, choice challenge, night sky, stars
  • choice challenge 31
  • IGG
  • Investigate and Explore
  • Night sky

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