Constellation Pin Picture

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Description

Make a paper cover for a torch which has pin holes in the shape of a constellation e.g. Plough, Orion's Belt. Cassiopeia

Resources

Small pieces of paper (black on one side and white on the other works well) or you could try foil.
Pictures of constellations
A dark screen to project on
A small, round torch
Elastic bands to fix paper to torch.
Pencil
Map pin
A piece of sponge or similar so that they can get a good hole. (Washing up pads work well)

Instructions

Give Beavers pictures to work from
Each Beaver needs to trace around the light end of the torch onto the paper or foil.
Inside this circle they need to put dots in the shape of the constellation.
Then put the paper onto the sponge and push the map pin through each of the pencil marks.
Now put the paper over the end of the torch, make sure it is nice and flat and secure with an elastic band.
Turn the torch on and project the constellation on to the screen.
What is the difference between being close or further away.

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