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Mrs. Lankau, Mrs. Smalley, Mrs. Rodriguez (not pictured)
 

Assignment Guidelines from your Teacher

 

Britannica - User Friendly

Britannica Online Encylopedia is a great place to start for information about the history of each constellation.

 

 

Also try ...

This is an amazing source.  You will find overview information.  Move on to  videos, charts, and images.  Science Online has it all!

 

Another great database for this project!

You'll find reference information, images, videos, etc.

 

Check out these books in the library!

 

Find ebooks

Search for your constellation. You will be sent directly to the specific article within the reference book. 

 

Sample ebooks from Gale elibrary

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Gale Encyclopedia of Science - K. Lee Lerner; Brenda Wilmoth Lerner
ISBN: 9781414428772
Publication Date: 2007-10-09

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Science and Its Times - Neil Schlager (Editor)
ISBN: 9780787639327
Publication Date: 2000-04-07

 

Star Trivia - Facts that will amaze you!

*"The total number of stars in the universe is greater than all the grains of sand
on all the beaches of the planet Earth." Cosmos by Carl Sagan

 

Gilles Chapdelaine/NASA & ESA

*Without a telescope it is only possible to see around 5,000 stars from the
darkest places of the Earth, and just 100 in the middle of a large city.
by David Derbyshire, science correspondent for the Telegraph; http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/
 
*"Voyager 1 [launched  in 1977] passed beyond the fringes of the sun's outward-flowing solar wind and into the interstellar space between the stars."
by Dan Vergano, National Geographic, September 12, 2013
Listen to the sounds of interstellar space.

 

     

    Helpful Websites

    Click on your constellation or try the All Constellations link that covers them all!

    All Constellations-Try It!

    Andromeda  Gemini
    Aquila Hercules
    Aries Leo
    Auriga Lyra
    Bootes Ophiuchus
    Cancer Orion
    Capricornus Perseus
    Cassiopeia Pisces
    Cepheus Sagittarius
    Corvus Scorpius
    Crater Taurus
    Delphinus Ursa Major
    Eridanus Ursa Minor

     Websites recommended by Britannica Online Encyclopedia

     

    Try Sweet Search instead of Google.

    Try Sweet Search - an academic search engine for students.

     

    Help with Citations

     

    Plagiarism_2 The databases above will cite your sources for you.  If you use a website, see the SCHS Library "Cite it Right" page for help, or use a printed source form.

     

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