Constellation Engineers

20180711_102453Project-based learning allows students to control the direction and pace of their learning.


Activities that promote investigation, critical thinking, and hands-on subject matter are also central to project-based learning.


These project-based activities focus on basic principles of physics, structural, and mechanical engineering.


By using a variety of materials to construct constellations, your little one is creating a physical model to help them gain a greater understanding of the natural world. To initiate your little astronomer into the realm of the constellations, we read a book about people who lived long ago.


These people did not have telescopes and computers to tell them about the stars they saw in the sky, and so they created images based on the patterns they perceived.


To apply our understanding of these fascinating images, we created the Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, and Andromeda constellations using a variety of materials.


Our first project consisted of lacing cards and perler beads, and the second contained a combination of rocks and chalk.





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