Overall, it's super simple and extremely effective lesson in teaching angles to your kiddos! :)
First, find, print, and enlarge the size of a bunch of constellations. I made sure to have a variety that ranged from simple to complex, so that I could maintain a basic level for my struggling students, while still challenging my more advanced students. :)
Next, I had the students choose a constellation of their choice and trace it with a black Sharpie onto white construction paper. We added some "stars" to each angle, named each, and then got to work with our protractors. :)
I started with a whole group demonstration on my Smart Board, using my HoverCam for a super close look at the process, then worked in small groups to get them started. I would say that 85% of my students dug right in and had no problems at all! 10% of them needed a little more guidance, then found independent success, and about 5% needed one-on-one support throughout the project.
In the end...they all practiced, perfected, and learned a little more about angles! Mission. Accomplished. All the while...they're learning about the constellations...double score! Now that's a good lesson!
I'm linking up this week with my friend Meg from "The Teacher Studio." Stop by for some more great go-to lesson ideas!
Have a great one you guys!