Stars are giant balls of gas that shine in the darkness. They are divided into 88 constellations. A constellation is a group of bright stars that appear close to each other. They are really far apart. The star clusters, when seen from Earth, form a pattern.

Because of the rotation of the Earth and its orbit around the Sun, we divide the constellations into two groups. The two groups are called circumpolar and seasonal constellations. Circumpolar constellations do not rise or set.

Which constellations can you pick out in the night sky? Learn more about your favorite constellation. Draw a picture and write a story about it that you can share with your friends and family. Complete a few elementary science worksheets. Most of all, have fun!

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