Star Experiments For Kids

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Star experiments for kids 1: Sleep the stars?

Why can not actually see the stars only in the dark? They sleep during the day about? Them or someone switched off the light? So I can understand better why the stars are invisible during the day, I’ve done this experiment with grandpa.

You will need: one punch, 1 DIN A 4-page colored paper, 1 DIN A4 envelope, 1 flashlight
Tonpapierseite the hole about 8 to 10 times with the punch. Put the card into the envelope and closes it. In a well lit room, you shine the flashlight through the back of the Tonpapierseite. The light spots are your stars. Darken the room and then repeat the experiment. Well, do you notice something? You can use the light falling through the holes in the card, in a dark room look much better than light in one.

Grandfather knows about such things well informed. He explained to me that the light from our sun a day is brighter than the light of the stars. Are in the universe so much further away than the sun.We can only recognize the stars from Earth, especially at night when the sky is dark and the moon does not seem so bright and if we are not near large brightly lit cities. It’s very exciting …. and it means that the stars are always there.

Star experiments for kids 2: STERN LOOK PICTURE TUBE

Constellations are still an important aid to navigation by sailing ships and satellites.

Wlche stars belong to a constellation of images and what you can do with it? For this purpose should be created by the children’s own constellations, which can then be “observed” with the help of homemade peep tubes.


The preparation should be developed in broad terms as a constellation with the children is structured and what pictures you can see in them.Should continue to sample photos from various constellations with their names and descriptions are being prepared. There should be one per group tinkered Look pipe and every child should cut at least one star wheel.

The trial begins

First of all, must be cut in each group and the peep-pipe built: From the upper edge of the sheet is marked at about 3 cm from a line. At the edges of right and left must remain in each case approximately 1 cm. Along the rest of the paper is cut in line now. Then the paper is formed into a roll and sealed along the seam with tape. The resulting slot is the slot for the stars later cards.
Next, the star-maps are created: For this, the children draw a circle with the circle with a radius of 3.6 cm on the second cardboard sheet and a second with 3 cm radius. These groups are cut and serve as a template. Each child paints now use the template for first star map as a large circle and into a smaller one of the great touches in one point. This double loop is cut along the outer line.
Now the children get the job, with a permanent marker points in the form of a real or a self-devised constellation aufzumalen the round cardboard discs (inner circle). Then the cardboard disc is placed on a folded dish towel and be with the unfolded paper clip into holes at the marked locations stabbed in the cardboard.
Next, will the children invent a name for her star image and write on the back of Pappkreises, or the real name of the constellation. Furthermore, a brief description to be added.
At the end of the ice-cream stick at the top of the cardboard disk is attached with adhesive tape.
Now the children in a darkened room in their star charts slide the peep tube and look toward the light.Here, then, to recognize the constellations are wonderful.

This happens in this Star Experiments For Kids

The children learn through play on the one hand to know the constellations and see the punched holes actually light as shining stars. When using a black box which caused lighting contrast effect is most evident.

Ideas for continuing

The children can design their peep-pipe exterior creative with stickers and films or to make true works of art. Using a star map, they can create gradually a repertoire of all major constellations and such accumulate in an enclosed card box about the constellations. Depending on the brightness of individual stars in the holes with shish kebab skewers, toothpicks, etc. be cut out of different sizes. Optionally, the peep-pipes are also used to light during the actual observation of the night sky constellations of individual recognition.

The background

Although the night sky has always been a fascination for young and old exercises, it is still difficult for many people to orient themselves in the firmament. The star experiments for kids helps in getting to know the constellations.