Montessori Constellation Cards

I adapted new work from the 3 part constellation cards. Children are more likely to choose this material off the shelf because it involves using their hands and their creativity. Students also retain more information when material is tangible.

In a basket I placed 4 inch squares of black constuction paper, a small ruler, a white pencil crayon, and a container of confetti stars. There are large, medium, and small stars (which are tiny but the students insisted on using).

 

The students choose a control card from the 3 part constellation cards. They glue on the stars in the correct place and then draw the lines using the ruler and pencil. The name of the constellation is printed at the bottom.

Here are some examples of what the students have created:

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~ by emanate80 on May 10, 2012.

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