Constellations are clusters of stars that form imaginary pictures in the sky of animals, mythological creature or people, and inanimate objects. Constellations have been used by people to relate stories and beliefs for centuries. An example is the story of Orion who was a great Greek hunter that was killed by the gods for boasting he could hunt all of the Earth’s animals.
Since stars can only be seen at night, you can make your own daytime stargazer telescopes using a toilet paper roll, the provided template, and a pencil. First, decorate the toilet paper roll however you want. Then, cut out the constellation sheets provided and poke holes in the “stars” with a pencil to make the constellation. Finally, attach the picture to the toilet paper roll using tape and hold it up to the light to see the different constellations!
Be sure to check tonight to see if you can find Orion and the other constellations in sky!