You may have noticed that because there is so much less pollution in our air at the moment the skies are clear and you can see more stars than ever with your eyes. Did you see the Super Pink Moon over Easter?
Take a piece of paper outside and draw the patterns of stars that you see.
You can draw lines between your stars using different colours to make recognisable pictures and name your very own constellations. Share what you have created and we can all see if we can spot your star pictures in the night sky.
Ordinary binoculars will open an amazing world of stars on a clear night. But even just your eyes will be able to find the orange glow of Mars and the super bright glare of Jupiter. If you have a telescope AMAZING. I would love to hear about what you find out there in space.
Handy Hint: stars twinkle and planets do not.
Web links to explore:
Espresso unit: Science KS2 Earth and Space Beyond Planet Earth
What incredible facts can you find out about the stars in our night sky?
Next week we will begin to find some well-known constellations. Which ones do you already know? Can you locate the north star?