Students make a planisphere and learn how to read star charts. Students will explore constellations, how the patterns of stars stay the same and how they appear in the sky at different times.
Activities are from Astronomy From the Ground Up! and are presented by a National Park Service Sky Ranger.
EALR 1 1.2.5Components of the Solar System and Beyond
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Did You Know?
The pretty violet flowers of this wild hyacinth grows at Lake Roosevelt. An important food source, its small but sweet onion bulb is still popular. Covered by a fibrous netting called a corm net, excavated and carbon dated corm nets established that people lived at Kettle Falls 9,500 years ago.