Science Projects for Kids: The Incredible Universe

Starry Night Observer

The stars may look the same, but if you become a starry night observer, you'll see that they're not. Are all stars the same color and brightness? Not at all. Try this science project for kids on the incredible universe, and you'll see. Each star has dozens of distinctive qualities and characteristics based on age, distance, and light pollution.

What You'll Need:

  • A clear night
  • Notebook
  • Pencil or pen

Step 1: Take the time to study the starry night, and write down notes of the different colors and levels of brightness you see.

Step 2: See if you can find out why some stars seem bigger, brighter, or more colorful than others.

Step 3: Hit the library or your family encyclopedia to find out if all the lights in the sky are actually stars at all.

That bright star in the morning sky may not be a star at all, but the planet Venus. Go to the next page of science projects for kids: the incredible universe to learn how to spot the planets in the sky.

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