Make a Planetarium
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Create a planetarium in your room.
What You'll Need:
- Shoe box
- Star chart
- Pen or pencil
Step 1: On one end of a shoe box, cut a hole just big enough for a flashlight to fit into.
Step 2: Cut a rectangle out of the other end of the shoe box.
Step 3: Using the star guide, draw dots on a piece of paper to represent the stars of a constellation, and poke holes through the dots with a pin. Do this for several different constellations.
Step 4: Put one of the sheets of paper over the rectangular hole in the box, and tape it in place.
Step 5: Support the flashlight with a stack of books, and put it into the hole in the other end of the box.
Step 6: In a darkened room, turn on the flashlight, and project your constellation onto a wall. Quiz your friends or family to see if they can identify the different constellations.
Go to the next page of science projects for kids: the incredible universe for some easy steps to get more out of your star gazing.
For more fun science projects for kids, check out:
- Science Projects for Kids: States of Matter
- Science Projects for Kids: The Moon
- Science Projects for Kids: Laws of Gravity and Motion