M is for…the Moon and the Stars on a Summer Night – the Thursday 13

Summer nights are perfect for staying up late, going outside, gazing at the sky.

Here are 13 activities to enhance this summer experience.

1. constellation accordian book

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2. monthly star chart – See what stars, constellations, and cool celestial objects are visible in the sky this month. You can print the chart for use outdoors.

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3. Astronomy Magazine has a section on their site just for kids-

>learn about constellations

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4. make origami stars from magzine pages

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5. make a star finder

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6. check out the Space Place calendar to find the moon phases for this month

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7. make oreo moon phases

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8. follow the moon flap book

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9. a pretty ambitious project – but if you’re up for it – make your own reflective telescope

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10.starlight jar

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 11. printable star wheel

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12. night sky activity – count the stars

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13.lots and lot of science fair astronomy project ideas

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enjoy more ot the Thursday 13 – visit thursday-13.com

 

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  1. Hootin' Anni July 27, 2013