Students study and observe stars and constellations. The teacher constructs a telescope and students use it. Students use star maps and make and view pinhole constellation patterns. As homework, students observe the night sky, locate constellations, and observe that stars rise and set, just as the Sun does.
- 8.1 Vocabulary
- 8.2 Looking Through a Telescope
- 8.3 Star Map
- 8.4 Look at the Constellations
- 8.5 Section 8 Assessment
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For additional content-area reading, check out the Houghton Mifflin Science eBook: Grade 3, Unit D, pages 84–88.