- 1. Learn to create a web page (Backgrounds, Text, Images)
- 2. Choose a constellation (There are 88 constellations -
1 per person)
- 3. Research the myth associated with the constellation. You
will write your verson of the Greek or Roman myth in your own style and words.
Describe how this myth can relate to your own life in the 21th century.
- ** You may discover that are different myths
for each constellation told by people of different cultures. Try to
read a few different stories told and then write about the one you find the
- 4. Identify the stars that make up the constellation.
- 5. Document any interesting facts.
- 6. Determine where in the sky the constellation can be seen
- season is best to observe it.
- 7. "Borrow" a picture of the constellation pattern, image
formed in the sky
- 8. Design a web page - Be Creative...These are only suggestions
of what to include on your page.
- 9. Upload your page to the internet
- 10. Share with your fellow students
- Art Project: Create your
constellation as a 3-D model
- Planatarium : See the
constellations, tell your story
- **Use these links to research the constellation you have chosen.
Of course feel free to use any search engine once you have selected a constellation.
If you decide to search, make the search words as specific as possible..
- *The 88 Astronomical Constellations:
- *The Mythology of the Constellations:
- *Constellation Lore:
- *Greek Myths: http://188.8.131.52/portfolios/j/jenkins_d/final/
- *Constellations: http://www.astronomical.org/constellations/obs.html
- *Star Surf: http://184.108.40.206/portfolios/m/moro_e/final/
- *The Constellation Table:
- *Constellations and Their Stars:
- *Stars and Their Constellations:
- *Myths about the Sky:
This site also has myths from other cultures.
Maybe you can include another version of the story about your constellation
from the Navajo, Mayan Indians, Aztecs or Hindu cultures!
- *askjeeves.com: http://www.askjeeves.com/
Type in to the box
- Where can I find information about constellation
- This will give you links to several other sites
- **Important!! When you are
on any one of these sites, take the time to check out any of the links that
are located within the text. Remember-- anytime the arrow turns into a hand it means when you click
on that word you will go to another page of additional information, pictures
or diagrams of the stars.