Making Up Constellations


This activity is especially good for elementary school children.

Take a look around the sky and see if you can find a group of stars that looks like some kind of animal, person, or thing.

Raise your hand if you have an idea that you want to tell us about.

Allow three or four students to point out their constellations and describe them to the group—try to help everyone see what the inventor of the constellation sees.

In ancient times—pre-television times, people enjoyed making up constellations like this, just as most of us spend time watching TV today.