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Constellations

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You will discover and learn about the many celestial objects found in our solar system, including planets, moons, meteors, and asteroids.

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After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • Give examples of constellations.

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How many constellations are there, and how did they get their names?

~ There are 88 constellations that received their names by ancient astronomers because of how they looked when viewed from Earth.

Below is a basic drawing of the constellation Ursa Minor. Put an "X" over Polaris and describe Polaris's purpose.

~ Polaris, also known as the North Star or Pole Star, is often used to find direction. Those who follow it know they are traveling north.

In the space below, draw the constellation Dragon.

Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 2 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Students should be able to define Bootes, constellations, and Corona Borealis.
Course Earth & Space Science
Type of Tutorial Animation
Key Vocabulary Bootes, constellations, Corona Borealis