Counting Stars (Secondary)

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NSO

Counting Stars

This activity involves students calculating how many stars are visible in the night sky. Students count the number of stars in a small patch of the night sky then multiply their number by how many such patches would make the entire sky.

Resources

Each pupil will need:

  • One piece of A4 paper
  • Sellotape
  • A printed copy of the Counting Stars Recording Sheet (see below)
  • A printed copy of the Counting Stars Activity Sheet (see below)
  • One pencil

Age Suitability: 
11 to 14
14 to 16