Lesson plan developed by Ms. Erika Geelhoed, BA Ed
* Lesson plan objective and assessment can be adapted to use this activity with preschoolers.
The Washington State K–12 Arts Learning Standards
EALR 1: The student understands and applies arts knowledge and skills in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts.
EALR 4: Earth and Space Science Big Idea: Earth in Space (ES1) Core Content: Observing the Sun and Moon
Begin the lesson by having a class discussion about constellations. You can ask students to name and possibly draw a few of them. Encourage students to create constellations using the marshmallows, tooth picks, and sample pictures of real constellations. They can also create their own and tell about them to their classmates. Meet with students when finished and have them attempt to find the constellations they created in the night sky for homework. They can record their observations and thoughts in a constellation journal.
**This activity is designed for students that have some background with constellations. This is not intended to be an introductory lesson.
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