Looking at the stars at night
or watching the sun rise over the horizon, our fascination with
space begins and ends each day. Planets, galaxies, comets, even
rockets, we imagine what they might be like up close and travel
in our mind millions of light years away. The next five projects
cover both the realistic and imagined bodies we see in space.
With fluorescent colors and tons of glitter you can create your
own "place in space".
104-1 Comet Crazy:
When you see a comet streak across the sky, did you ever imagine
it was made out of ice and dirt? Even the tail is particles
of ice breaking away and reflecting light. Make your own Hale-Bopp
comet or name your own, made from plastic, Styrofoam and amazing
glitter gels. Hang it outside on a windy night and get a picture
of how comets look up close.
Far Out Scenery: Create
your own space scene with a really "far out" technique.
Crayons, paints and stencils are all you need for this glowing
Solar System: Get "real" with an accurate
model of the solar system. Scale the planets to size and position
them as they revolve around the sun.
104-4 Double-dip Constellations: When you think of school
"things" what comes to mind? Teachers, desks and of
course chalkboards. Start with chalk as you diagram constellations
of the night sky. We start with two of the most well-known using
chalk, glitter and of course a chalkboard.
104-5 Planet Earth: Create a hanging model of our planet
with the most amazing technique. You won't believe that glue
creates the metallic surface on the planet. This project requires
a little extra drying time, but it's well worth the wait!
104-6 Hands-On Project: Learn about the Crowning Glory
Project and how kids and adults have found a crafty way to help
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