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From: Mr. Petersen's class ~ Katy, Texas
Tape 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock page around the can.
Use a half sheet to cover the remaining surface.
Label and decorate the tube with an Astronomy theme.
Use a large size push pin to make a starting hole in the center of the metal end. Use a small screw driver to enlarge the hole. This is your viewfinder.
Trace and cut out 12 black circles. These should fit snugly in the lid. Cut out the 12 constellation circles.
Take one off of each stack. You will have a total of 12 constellations. Keep these even after you make the black 'final' copies.
Use a small push pin to make holes. Put the white paper on top of the black and push through both layers. Use the carpet as a cushion. Put everything in your baggie and label the baggie with your name and grade.
Take one of your constellations and put it in the star gazer. Point it toward a strong light and look through the viewfinder. Strong light will make the stars 'twinkle'!
Put your baggie inside the star gazer for storage. Take it home and show your family. BONUS: Learn all 12 by memory before you show your family.