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Create a Galactic Mobile

Subjects

  • Science
  • Visual Arts

Grade

  • 2-5
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Brief Description

Students learn about the Milky Way galaxy and create a mobile.

Objectives

Students learn that there are galaxies beyond the Milky Way.

Keywords

galaxy, mobile, space

Materials Needed[shopmaterials]

  • 12-inch (family size) or 7-inch (individual size) round cardboard from frozen pizza box or circle cut from a cardboard box
  • 4 large sheets (11 inches x 17 inches) black construction paper
  • glitter -- gold, silver, red, orange, yellow, blue, purple, or any other colors you like
  • white glue
  • paintbrush, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide
  • scissors
  • thread (black is best) or fine nylon fishing line
  • small, 4-holed button
  • large, sturdy sewing needle
  • 16 sequins or very small beads, black is best (optional)
  • tape measure or yard (meter) stick
  • pattern for galaxies (available online)
  • print and/or online resources about the Milky Way

Lesson Plan

Follow the Recipe for a Galactic Mobile provided at the site.

Assessment

N/A

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Linda Starr

National Standards

Science:
NS.K-4.4
NS.5-8.4

Visual Arts:
NA-VA.K-4.3
NA-VA.K-4.6
NA-VA.5-8.3
NA-VA.5-8.6

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