Looking for constellations is a fun activity for students of any age. But what many students may not understand is that even though the stars in a single constellation may look the same distance from earth, they can be hundreds of light years apart. Having them build a 3D model helps them understand this concept (and practicing scale solidifies some math skills). Check out this video to learn how to build them using spaghetti and marshmallows:
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