Teaching since Fall 2001 – 3rd year in 2nd grade

Stellarium

This is a celestial map of the constellation O...

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I really like using this program with our students. It is hard for them to understand that the stars we see at night change throughout the year. Our kids don’t get to see many stars as it is. The program lets me set the date. I start with the current date. Then I fast forward through the year. Stopping every 3 months, to look at the stars.

The program draws in the constellations. This makes it easier for the children to actually see the changes. Next time I’m going to add in some Greek Myths.

http://www.stellarium.org/

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