Constellations4th Grade

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Constellations4th Grade

  1. 1. Constellations in the Northern Sky
  2. 2. <ul><li>A constellation is a group of stars that, when seen from Earth, form a pattern. The stars in the sky are divided into 88 constellations. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Big Dipper <ul><li>The Big Dipper is a group of stars that looks a bit like a ladle. This group of stars is contained in the constellation called Ursa Major which means &quot;The Great Bear&quot; in Latin. </li></ul><ul><li>The Big Dipper is pictured on the flag of the state of Alaska, USA. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Cassiopeia or The Lady of the Chair <ul><li>Cassiopeia is an easily-seen constellation that is in the far northern sky. The five major stars of Cassiopeia, also known as &quot;The Lady of the Chair,&quot; are shaped like a &quot;W&quot; or an &quot;M,&quot; depending on your orientation. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Cepheus <ul><li>Cepheus is a house-shaped constellation in the Northern Hemisphere. It never dips under the horizon in the Northern hemisphere. </li></ul><ul><li>Cepheus was named after King Cepheus in Greek mythology . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Draco the Dragon <ul><li>Draco is a constellation in the Northern Hemisphere that was named for a dragon in Greek mythology. Draco means &quot;dragon&quot; in Latin. </li></ul><ul><li>The brightest star in Draco is located in the dragon's tail. The second-brightest star in Draco is in the head of the dragon. </li></ul><ul><li>The tail of Draco is between the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ursa Minor also known as The Little Dipper or The Little Bear Ursa minor is a constellation also known as the Little Dipper. It is also known as The Little Bear. This group of stars starts at the North Star.
  8. 8. <ul><li>Throughout history, people have given names to groups of stars in the sky. </li></ul><ul><li>A constellation is a group of stars that we see in the sky. These stars are not necessarily located together in space, but they look as though they are a group when seen from Earth. </li></ul>

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