The Sky at Night

Deep Space Diary

Activity 1.2

Since ancient times, humans have used stars and planets to monitor the passing of time, to navigate and for cultural and religious ceremonies. Before the invention of the telescope, humans would observe the night sky with the naked eye, recording what they saw. In this activity, students plot the provided points on a four-quadrant axis, to reveal a star pattern that they can observe at night.


  • British Values
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths / Numeracy
  • Primary Science / Working Scientifically

Learning Methods

  • Code and Decode
  • Problem Solve
  • Reflect
  • Research
  • Thinking Skills
The Sky at Night

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