Make Your Own Constellations

The updated Space Science unit from The Good and the Beautiful was just released, and thousands of families are now using this colorful, engaging course in their homeschools! Here’s a inside look (and fun activity) from this easy-to-teach, family-style, and much-loved beautiful homeschool Space Science course!

Updated Space Science

Beautifully Illustrated
Lesson Extensions for Grades 7-8
Engaging Activities
Original Videos
Easy to Teach

In Lesson 3, Locating Constellations, students will learn what a constellation is, view different constellations online or in the night sky, and also learn to recognize the most famous constellations.

The interactive portion of this lesson includes two fun, easy-to-do activities: one to make your own constellations and the other to make a telescope! You can start now, though, with this simple space activity from The Good and the Beautiful. It’s the perfect project to break up long winter days!

Marshmallow Big Dipper (and other constellations)

Materials Needed: 

  • Marshmallows or small balls of play dough
  • Toothpicks 

Directions: Make a Big Dipper model using 7 toothpicks and 7 marshmallows by following the example below. 

Then, create these additional constellation models using 8 marshmallows and 7 toothpicks!


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  • alex

    We are currently on the last lesson of Space Science and all my kids have really enjoyed learning and doing the projects. Wonderful curriculum! My 3 year old is totally into all things space because of The Good and The Beautiful!! THANK YOU!

  • Brooke

    This is awesome! Can’t wait!

  • Safeena

    Hello. This is awesome, I have many of your units and this one would be a welcome addition. How do I get the free pdf?

  • Nicki Fisher

    Love this! I can’t wait to try this curriculum out

  • Nicki Fisher

    So cool! Can’t wait!