Mystery Science: Why Do the Stars Change With the Seasons?

In this Mystery, students will be introduced to the Earth’s orbital movement around the Sun, as a means of seeing why the constellations change.

In the activity, Universe-in-a-Box, students make a paper model that helps them visualize the Earth’s yearly orbit around the Sun. They use this model to understand why some constellations are only visible during part of the year.

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