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
- tooth picks
- sample pictures of constellations
- constellation journal
- Begin the lesson by having a class discussion about constellations.
- You can ask the children to name and possibly draw a few of them.
- Encourage the children 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 the other children.
- Meet with the children 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.
- Observe and record the children’s actions during the activity. What did they have to say about the activity and finished piece? Give them an opportunity to share their journals with the other children.
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