Wednesday, September 26, 2007


For the past few weeks, we've been lightly studying stars & constellations. We've been using the book Find the Constellations by H. A. Rey. This is a great astronomy book and I LOVE how they draw the constellations! They are not your typical drawings - they actually help you "see" the figures. For example, in the photo below you have: the Great Bear, the Virgin, the Whale, and the Twins.
We got the idea of using glow-in-the-dark puff paint from Robin at martinzoo. We have now made 12 constellations like this and, when we take them into a dark room, we can actually identify them! We were even able to identify one of them, Orion, outside the other night at Sea World. (It's just too bright where we live to see much.)


Melissa Telling said...

We just made constellations with glow in the dark puff paint yesturday as part of our early explorers study. My kids were complaining that they couldn't figure out HOW the constellations were supposed to look like anything. Maybe we will have to check out the Rey book.

Robin said...

I love your constellations! We still enjoy ours. Everytime we turn out the lights, there they are! :-)

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