For our projects this week we needed this book, some tracing paper, a Pringles can for each child, pencils, ERACERS (patience), a hammer, an awl and a flashlight. We also pulled out the star charts my older two made at a nature preserve field trip we went on a few years ago. This is where I got the idea for our constellation can project that I'm going to share with you in a minute.
We started the week just reading about navigation and using the night sky to find your way. Once I started showing ds and dd specific constellations I pulled out the tracing paper and using the book I mentioned earlier, I traced the dots for the stars in a few different constellations. The kids were then able to "connect the dots" to see how the group of stars could look like it's namesake. I then had them label the constellation and the 1st mag. stars.