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What will we be learning today?

  • In this lesson, we are going to learn all about the different stars.

When you look into the dark sky what do you see besides the Moon?

  • Stars


  • A star is a large, hot ball of gas that is held together by gravity and gives off its own light

  • Stars look like points of light in the night sky

  • Stars are far outside the solar system

  • Stars

  • In the past people looked at the stars and saw them arranged in groups that formed patterns in     the sky

  • The patterns are called constellations

  • The patterns looked like pictures of animals or people in the sky

  • As Earth travels in it orbit around the Sun, its night side faces different directions, so you only     see the constellations that are in that direction

  • Sun

  • What star do you see only in the daytime?

  • The Sun!

  • The sun is a star

  • It is medium-sized but looks bigger and brighter because it is close to Earth

  • Let's Review What We Learned Today!

  • Star - a large, hot ball of gases, which is held together by gravity and gives off its own light

  • Constellation - a number of stars that appears to from a pattern

  • Sun - a star